Robert D. Kaplan

Foreign Policy Research Institute; Eurasia Group

Bio

Robert D. Kaplan is a best-selling author, Robert Strausz-Hupé Chair in Geopolitics at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, and a senior adviser at Eurasia Group.

Featured Work

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FEB 10, 2021 Podcast

The Good American: The Epic Life of Bob Gersony, the U.S. Government's Greatest Humanitarian, with Robert D. Kaplan

In his long career as a journalist covering the Cold War and its aftermath, best-selling author Robert D. Kaplan often crossed paths with Bob Gersony. ...

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MAR 27, 2018 Podcast

Clip of the Month: What's America's Brand? It's Naval Power, with Robert D. Kaplan

Best-selling author Robert D. Kaplan describes America’s current role as a function of the immense power of the U.S. Navy. This provides great ...

MAR 16, 2018 Podcast

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

If you wish to understand the depth and breadth of the geographical, historical, technological, and political forces that are shaping our world, there is no ...

Detail from 1997 book cover, "The Ends of the Earth: From Togo to Turkmenistan, from Iran to Cambodia, a Journey to the Frontiers of Anarchy."

AUG 30, 2016 Podcast

Robert Kaplan on the Underlying Forces that Drive our "Post-Modern" World

"To understand the events of the next 50 years, then, one must understand environmental scarcity, cultural and racial clash, geographic destiny, and the transformation of war." ...

APR 28, 2016 Podcast

Global Ethics Forum Preview: In Europe's Shadow: Two Cold Wars and a Thirty-Year Journey Through Romania and Beyond

On the next Global Ethics Forum, best-selling author Robert Kaplan discusses the challenge of Putin, the EU’s economy, and the future of Europe through ...

FEB 11, 2016 Podcast

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

"What is Europe? Where is it going in this current crisis?" The answers are all here, from what Kaplan describes as the redivision of Europe ...

Asia

APR 14, 2014 Podcast

Asia's Cauldron: The South China Sea and the End of a Stable Pacific

No wonder the South China Sea is important to China, says Robert Kaplan. It's the Mediterranean of Asia, the center of international commerce, including energy ...

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

JAN 31, 2013 Podcast

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

With a breadth and depth of knowledge spanning not only current geopolitics but centuries of history, Robert Kaplan shows us the crucial importance of geography ...

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OCT 5, 2012 Podcast

Is the World Becoming More Peaceful?

In this vigorous discussion, two leading thinkers in global affairs--Harvard professor Steven Pinker and "Atlantic" correspondent Robert D. Kaplan--take on the subject of world peace, ...

Monsoon: The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power

NOV 8, 2010 Podcast

Monsoon: The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power

Robert D. Kaplan declares that the Indian Ocean area will be the true nexus of world power and conflict in the coming years and it ...