Tag Archives: Robert D. KAPLAN

The Geography of Chinese Power

Our Bob has an article in the International Herald Tribune on, well, the geography of Chinese power. The article appears below, abridged — click the link for the full story. The Geography of Chinese Power Today China’s ambitions are as … Continue reading

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Kaplan in Tokyo Report, Part 2: Reception

Part 2 of my obsessive compulsory coverage of Robert D. Kaplan’s trip to Tokyo. Yours truly with Robert Kaplan, Tokyo, 12 March 2010 After Robert D. Kaplan spoke at the Sasakawa Peace Foundation, I approached him and he graciously invited … Continue reading

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Kaplan in Tokyo Report, Part 1: Speech

What follows is a description of my experience, in fanboyish detail, of Robert Kaplan’s speech at the Sasakawa Peace Foundation on March 12, 2010. I was lucky enough to sit and chat with Mr Kaplan for more than a half … Continue reading

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Robert Kaplan in Tokyo THIS WEEK

Robert D. Kaplan speaking in New York, 2005. Photo by Younghusband. In the early autumn of 2005 I took a 12 hour night bus from Ontario Canada to New York City to meet Robert D. Kaplan. It was a harrowing … Continue reading

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Monsoon

Monsoon: The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power by Robert Kaplan will be released October 19, 2010. It is already available on Amazon for pre-order. No cover art yet.

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Be Like Reagan

Be Like Reagan, says Kaplan. More specifically: Iran is the new Eastern Europe during the last phase of the Cold War. Like Poland during the heady days of Solidarity in the early 1980s, the protestors in the streets of Iranian … Continue reading

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Trivializing Tragedy

[At] the Killing Fields outside of Phnom Penh, where the Khmer Rouge did mass executions… there are human bones lying around, human skulls, and this tour group came, two tour buses, one Thai, one Greek. They both looked the same, … Continue reading

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Kaplan on the Rise of Asia and the Future of Conflict

Robert D. Kaplan, who has long been associated with the Foreign Policy Research Insititute, was awarded its Fifth Annual Benjamin Franklin Award for Public Service on November 12, 2009 at at FPRI’s 2009 Annual Dinner at the Westin Philadelphia. You … Continue reading

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The 50th Law

I never dreamed it possible to seriously write about the ancient Roman General Scipio Africanus the Elder and hip hop rapper 50 Cent on the same book page. I now know better — Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you … Continue reading

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“Robert Kaplan is under 24-hour guard by a detachment of Gurkhas”…

I was pleased to see that The Atlantic has the same sense of humor as us (e.g. this) with this recent answer to a letter. H/T to a reader. See you next year.

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