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Monsoon: The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power

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Monday, November 01, 2010

Robert Kaplan declares the Indian Ocean area will be the true nexus of world power and conflict in the coming years, and that U.S. foreign policy must concentrate there if America is to remain dominant in an ever-changing world. Robert D. Kaplan is a national correspondent for The Atlantic and a senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security. He is the best-selling author of 12 books on international affairs and travel, translated into many languages.

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Robert D. Kaplan is a national correspondent for The Atlantic and a senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security. He is the best-selling author of 12 books on international affairs and travel, translated into many languages. Kaplan is a provocative essayist who has more than three-decades' worth of traveling and reporting experience. He was the first American writer to warn in print about a future war in the Balkans. In addition to Kaplan's written work, he has been a consultant to the U.S. Army's Special Forces Regiment, the U.S. Air Force, and the U.S. Marines. Kaplan's writings have also been featured in *The Washington Post*, *The New York Times*, *The New Republic*, *The National Interest*, and *The Wall Street Journal*, among other newspapers and publications. His more controversial essays about the nature of U.S. power have spurred debate in academia, the media, and the highest levels of government. Kaplan's publication *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. He has also lectured at the FBI, the National Security Agency, the Pentagon's Joint Staff, major universities, the CIA, and business forums.
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