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Robert D. Kaplan

Best-Selling Author & Atlantic Monthly Correspondent

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 Robert D. Kaplan Biography

Robert D. Kaplan is chief geopolitical analyst for Stratfor, a private global intelligence firm. He is the author of 14 books on foreign affairs and travel translated into many languages, the most recent of which is The Revenge of Geography: What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate. He has been a foreign correspondent for The Atlantic for over a quarter-century. In 2011 and 2012, Foreign Policy magazine named him among the world's "100 Top Global Thinkers."

Since 2008, he has been a nonresident senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security in Washington, DC. From 2009 to 2011, he served under Secretary of Defense Robert Gates as a member of the Pentagon's Defense Policy Board. From 2006 to 2008, he was the Class of 1960 Distinguished Visiting Professor in National Security at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis.

New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman calls Kaplan one of the four "most widely read" authors defining the post-Cold War along with Johns Hopkins professor Francis Fukuyama, the late Harvard professor Samuel Huntington, and Yale professor Paul Kennedy. In the 1980s, Kaplan was the first American writer to warn in print about a future war in the Balkans. Balkan Ghosts was chosen by The New York Times Book Review as one of the "best books" of 1993. The Arabists, The Ends of the Earth, An Empire Wilderness, Eastward to Tartary, and Warrior Politics were all chosen by The New York Times as notable books of the year. An Empire Wilderness was chosen by The Washington Post and The Los Angeles Times as one of the best books of 1998. The Wall Street Journal named The Arabists one of the best five books written about America's historical involvement in the Middle East.

A provocative essayist, Kaplan wrote about how increases in population, urbanization, and resource depletion were undermining governments in his hotly debated February 1994 Atlantic Monthly article "The Coming Anarchy." His December 1997 Atlantic cover story "Was Democracy Just a Moment?", which argued that the democracy now spreading around the world would not necessarily lead to more stability, also sparked international debate. According to US News & World Report, "President Clinton was so impressed with Kaplan, he ordered an interagency study of these issues, and it agreed with Kaplan's conclusions."

Besides The Atlantic Monthly, Kaplan's essays have appeared on the editorial pages of The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Los Angeles Times, as well as in all the major foreign affairs journals. He has been a consultant to the US Army's Special Forces Regiment, the US Air Force, and the US Marines. He has lectured at military war colleges, the FBI, the National Security Agency, the Pentagon's Joint Staff, the Defense Intelligence Agency, the CIA, major universities, and global business forums. Kaplan has delivered the Secretary of State's Open Forum Lecture at the US State Department and has reported from over 100 countries. Two of his earlier books, Soldiers of God: With Islamic Warriors in Afghanistan and Pakistan and Surrender or Starve: Travels in Ethiopia, Sudan, Somalia, and Eritrea, have been reissued, so that all this books are in print.

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

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

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

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

Monsoon: The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power

Monsoon: The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power

Balkan Ghosts: A Journey Through History

Balkan Ghosts: A Journey Through History

Warrior Politics: Why Leadership Demands a Pagan Ethos

Warrior Politics: Why Leadership Demands a Pagan Ethos

Eastward to Tartary: Travels in the Balkans, the Middle East, and the Caucasus

Eastward to Tartary: Travels in the Balkans, the Middle East, and the Caucasus

Speaking Topics
  • The United States Was Born to Die

  • Hybrid Regimes: The Limits of Democracy and the Role of the Corporation

  • The Challenge of Global Anarchy

  • The Middle East After Arab-Israeli Peace

  • China's Environmental Security Situation

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Best-Selling Author & Atlantic Monthly Correspondent

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Robert D. Kaplan Biography

Robert D. Kaplan is chief geopolitical analyst for Stratfor, a private global intelligence firm. He is the author of 14 books on foreign affairs and travel translated into many languages, the most recent of which is The Revenge of Geography: What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate. He has been a foreign correspondent for The Atlantic for over a quarter-century. In 2011 and 2012, Foreign Policy magazine named him among the world's "100 Top Global Thinkers."

Since 2008, he has been a nonresident senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security in Washington, DC. From 2009 to 2011, he served under Secretary of Defense Robert Gates as a member of the Pentagon's Defense Policy Board. From 2006 to 2008, he was the Class of 1960 Distinguished Visiting Professor in National Security at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis.

New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman calls Kaplan one of the four "most widely read" authors defining the post-Cold War along with Johns Hopkins professor Francis Fukuyama, the late Harvard professor Samuel Huntington, and Yale professor Paul Kennedy. In the 1980s, Kaplan was the first American writer to warn in print about a future war in the Balkans. Balkan Ghosts was chosen by The New York Times Book Review as one of the "best books" of 1993. The Arabists, The Ends of the Earth, An Empire Wilderness, Eastward to Tartary, and Warrior Politics were all chosen by The New York Times as notable books of the year. An Empire Wilderness was chosen by The Washington Post and The Los Angeles Times as one of the best books of 1998. The Wall Street Journal named The Arabists one of the best five books written about America's historical involvement in the Middle East.

A provocative essayist, Kaplan wrote about how increases in population, urbanization, and resource depletion were undermining governments in his hotly debated February 1994 Atlantic Monthly article "The Coming Anarchy." His December 1997 Atlantic cover story "Was Democracy Just a Moment?", which argued that the democracy now spreading around the world would not necessarily lead to more stability, also sparked international debate. According to US News & World Report, "President Clinton was so impressed with Kaplan, he ordered an interagency study of these issues, and it agreed with Kaplan's conclusions."

Besides The Atlantic Monthly, Kaplan's essays have appeared on the editorial pages of The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Los Angeles Times, as well as in all the major foreign affairs journals. He has been a consultant to the US Army's Special Forces Regiment, the US Air Force, and the US Marines. He has lectured at military war colleges, the FBI, the National Security Agency, the Pentagon's Joint Staff, the Defense Intelligence Agency, the CIA, major universities, and global business forums. Kaplan has delivered the Secretary of State's Open Forum Lecture at the US State Department and has reported from over 100 countries. Two of his earlier books, Soldiers of God: With Islamic Warriors in Afghanistan and Pakistan and Surrender or Starve: Travels in Ethiopia, Sudan, Somalia, and Eritrea, have been reissued, so that all this books are in print.

Robert D. Kaplan Videos

  • CSF 2014 | Robert Kaplan: The Geopolitics of the World - YouTube
  • "Lessons from Geography" --Robert D. Kaplan - YouTube
  • Robert D. Kaplan - Monsoon - Part 1 - YouTube

Robert D. Kaplan Books

Robert D. Kaplan Speaking Topics

  • The United States Was Born to Die

  • Hybrid Regimes: The Limits of Democracy and the Role of the Corporation

  • The Challenge of Global Anarchy

  • The Middle East After Arab-Israeli Peace

  • China's Environmental Security Situation

FAQs on booking Robert D. Kaplan

  • How to book Robert D. Kaplan?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Robert D. Kaplan for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Robert D. Kaplan, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Robert D. Kaplan or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Robert D. Kaplan?

    Booking fees for Robert D. Kaplan, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Robert D. Kaplan, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Robert D. Kaplan?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Robert D. Kaplan for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Robert D. Kaplan for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Robert D. Kaplan or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Robert D. Kaplan or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Robert D. Kaplan is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Robert D. Kaplan for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Robert D. Kaplan generally travels from MA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Seymour Hersh, David Goodman, Robert Bryce, Mickey Edwards and James Traub. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Robert D. Kaplan for an upcoming event.

Robert D. Kaplan Speaker Videos

  • CSF 2014 | Robert Kaplan: The Geopolitics of the World - YouTube
    "Lessons from Geography" --Robert D. Kaplan - YouTube
  • Robert D. Kaplan - Monsoon - Part 1 - YouTube
    Robert D. Kaplan on Geopolitics and Journalism - YouTube

Robert D. Kaplan Speaking Topics

  • The United States Was Born to Die

  • Hybrid Regimes: The Limits of Democracy and the Role of the Corporation

  • The Challenge of Global Anarchy

  • The Middle East After Arab-Israeli Peace

  • China's Environmental Security Situation

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