Robert D. Kaplan is the author of Monsoon: The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power, which was published by Random House in October 2010, and released in paperback in September 2011. His newest book, The Revenge of Geography: What the Map Tells Us about Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate, was published by Random House in 2012. In 2011 and 2012, Mr. Kaplan was chosen by Foreign Policy magazine as one of the world's "Top 100 Global Thinkers."
He is Chief Geopolitical Analyst for Stratfor, a non-resident senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security in Washington, D.C., and has been a foreign correspondent for The Atlantic for over 25 years.
Mr. Kaplan is the best-selling author of 14 books on international affairs and travel, which have been translated into many languages. New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman says Mr. Kaplan is among the four most widely read authors defining the post-Cold War (along with Johns Hopkins Professor Francis Fukuyama, Yale Professor Paul Kennedy and late Harvard Professor Samuel P. Huntington).