Robert D. Kaplan

Robert D. Kaplan

Author. Foreign Correspondent. Geopolitics.

Robert D. Kaplan is the bestselling author of nineteen books on foreign affairs and travel translated into many languages, including The Good American, The Return of Marco Polo's World, In Europe's Shadow, Asia's Cauldron, The Revenge of Geography, Monsoon, The Coming Anarchy, and Balkan Ghosts.

For three decades he reported on foreign affairs for The Atlantic. He held the national security chair at the United States Naval Academy and was a member of the Pentagon's Defense Policy Board and the U.S. Navy’s Executive Panel. He is a Senior Adviser for Eurasia Group.

Foreign Policy magazine twice named him one of the world's "Top 100 Global Thinkers."

Robert D. Kaplan – Earning the Rockies
Robert D. Kaplan – The Good American

The Good American:
The Epic Life of Bob Gersony, the U.S. Government’s Greatest Humanitarian


"For anyone who has stopped believing that one person can make a difference, or that government service is still a noble calling, or that facts still matter or that the American brand can still hold fast to practical idealism, this book is the antidote to those fears." - General James N. Mattis, former Secretary of Defense

Robert D. Kaplan – The Return of Marco Polo's World
Robert D. Kaplan – The Return of Marco Polo's World

The Return of Marco Polo's World:
War, Strategy, and American Interests in the Twenty-First Century


"These essays comprise a truly path-breaking, brilliant synthesis and analysis of geographic, political, technological, and economic trends... The Return of Marco Polo's World is another work by Robert D. Kaplan that will be regarded as a classic." - General (Ret.) David Petraeus

Robert D. Kaplan - In Europe's Shadow
Robert D. Kaplan - In Europe's Shadow

In Europe’s Shadow:
Two Cold Wars and a Thirty-Year Journey Through Romania and Beyond


"In Europe's Shadow is a masterful work of important history, analysis and prophecy about the ancient and modern rise of Romania as a roundabout between Russia and Europe. I learned something new on every page. Kaplan is a master." - Tom Brokaw

Robert D. Kaplan – Revenge of Geography
Robert D. Kaplan – Revenge of Geography

The Revenge of Geography:
What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts and The Battle Against Fate


"Robert Kaplan's fascinating, prodigiously researched and important new book shines light on an ancient truth: geography has been the predominant factor in determining the fate of nations, from pharaonic Egypt to the Arab Spring." - Dr. Henry Kissinger

Robert D. Kaplan - Monsoon
Robert D. Kaplan - Monsoon

The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power


"An intellectual treat: Beautiful writing is not incompatible with geopolitical imagination and historical flair!" - Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski

The Necessary Empire
The Necessary Empire

The Neo-Malthusian World of the Coronavirus

"In such a neo-Malthusian world, rather than the prime instigators of world disorder, great power rivalries between the United States and China and between the United States and Russia will be interactive elements within it. Nature is now a factor in a way that it wasn't during the Cold War..."