Robert D. Kaplan
- Chief Geopolitical Analyst, Stratfor, USA
Some 30 years as Foreign Correspondent, The Atlantic. 2006-08, Class of 1960 Distinguished Visiting Professor, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis. 2009-11, served on Pentagon's Defense Policy Board. Since 2008, Senior Fellow, Center for a New American Security, Washington DC. Chief Geopolitical Analyst, Stratfor, a private global intelligence firm. Author of 15 books on foreign affairs and travel, including: Asia's Cauldron: The South China Sea and the End to a Stable Pacific; 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; Balkan Ghosts: A Journey Through History; Warrior Politics: Why Leadership Demands a Pagan Ethos. Named among the world's "100 Top Global Thinkers", Foreign Policy magazine (2011 and 2012).