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Robert D. Kaplan

writer, The Atlantic Monthly

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.