For over a quarter of a century, Foreign Correspondent, The Atlantic. 2006-08, Class of 1960 Distinguished Visiting Professor in National Security, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis. 2009-11, served under Secretary of Defense Robert Gates as a member of the Pentagon's Defense Policy Board. Since 2008, Non-resident Senior Fellow, Center for a New American Security, Washington DC. Chief Geopolitical Analyst, Stratfor, a private global intelligence firm. Author of 14 books on foreign affairs and travel translated into many languages, most recently The Revenge of Geography: What the Map Tells Us about Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate (2012). Named among the world's "100 Top Global Thinkers", Foreign Policy magazine (2011 and 2012).