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Kaplan, Robert D. 1952-

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Works: 153 works in 775 publications in 14 languages and 25,367 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Fiction  Personal narratives  Travel writing  Autobiographies  Essays  War fiction  Juvenile works  Military history 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Other, Creator
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The revenge of geography : what the map tells us about coming conflicts and the battle against fate by Robert D Kaplan( Book )

51 editions published between 2012 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 2,227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The insights, discoveries, and theories of great geographers and geopolitical thinkers of the past look back at critical pivots in history and then look forward at the evolving global scene
Monsoon : the Indian Ocean and the future of American power by Robert D Kaplan( Book )

29 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "Monsoon," a pivotal examination of the Indian Ocean region and the countries known as "Monsoon Asia," bestselling author Robert D. Kaplan deftly shows how crucial this dynamic area has become to American power in the twenty-first century. Kaplan also offers riveting insights into the economic and naval strategies of China and India and how they will affect U.S. interests, while also providing an on-the-ground perspective on the more volatile countries in the region
Warrior politics : why leadership demands a pagan ethos by Robert D Kaplan( Book )

31 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 1,426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author draws on the historical wisdom of Sun-Tzu, Thucydides, Hobbes, Machiavelli, and other great thinkers to provide advice for modern-day world leaders confronted with the complex challenges of modern life
Imperial grunts : the American military on the ground by Robert D Kaplan( Book )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and Dutch and held by 1,370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Veteran correspondent Kaplan shows how American imperialism and the Global War on Terrorism are implemented on the ground, mission by mission, in the most exotic landscapes around the world. Kaplan takes us from the jungles of the southern Philippines to the dust bowls of Mongolia, from the forts of Afghanistan to the forests of South America--not to mention Iraq--to show us Army Special Forces, Marines, and other uniformed Americans carrying out the many facets of U.S. foreign policy: negotiating with tribal factions, storming terrorist redoubts, performing humanitarian missions and training foreign soldiers. Kaplan provides an insider's account of where America, including the culture of its officers and enlisted men, is headed. This book has the potential to change the way readers view the men and women of the military, war, and the global reach of America today.--From publisher description
Asia's cauldron : the South China Sea and the end of a stable Pacific by Robert D Kaplan( Book )

26 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An examination of the future role of the South China sea in international relations and a tour of the the nations surrounding the South China Sea and their interests in the region. In exploring each of these countries individually, Kaplan clearly shows where the conflicts may arise and why they will be challenging for the international community"--
The coming anarchy : shattering the dreams of the post Cold War by Robert D Kaplan( Book )

22 editions published in 2000 in 3 languages and held by 1,053 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the heart of this book is a question as old as America and one that is crucial to our national self-definition: what can and should we do when violence breaks out in countries far from our borders? A work of uncompromising honesty, The Coming Anarchy is the first book to present a coherent picture of the political views of a man who has shaped national dialogue in this decade on key issues of international relations." "The Coming Anarchy takes on some of the most difficult issues we will be grappling with and living through in the next century. When we speak about the resurgence of ethnic violence, the social pressures of disease, environmental scarcity and overpopulation, and the rise of criminal anarchy, we are using language that Robert Kaplan brought into our homes."--Jacket
Hog pilots, blue water grunts : the American military in the air, at sea, and on the ground by Robert D Kaplan( Book )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foreign affairs journalist Kaplan lets readers experience up close the American military worldwide in the air, at sea, and on the ground: flying in a B-2 bomber, living on a nuclear submarine, and traveling with a Stryker brigade on missions around the world. Provided unprecedented access, Kaplan moves from destroyers off the coast of Indonesia to submarines in the central Pacific, from simulated Iraqi training grounds in Alaska to technology bases in Las Vegas. He goes deep into their highly technical and exotic worlds, and tells this story through the words and perspectives of the enlisted personnel and junior officers themselves--men and women who, as he writes, have "had their national identities as Americans engraved in sharp bas-relief." He not only conveys the vast scope of America's military commitments, but also shows us astonishing and vital operations as they unfold--from the point of view of the troops themselves.--From publisher description
The Arabists : the romance of an American elite by Robert D Kaplan( Book )

16 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The romance of an American Elite
The return of Marco Polo's world : war, strategy, and American interests in the twenty-first century by Robert D Kaplan( Book )

13 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A bracing assessment of U.S. foreign policy and world disorder over the past two decades, anchored by a major new Pentagon-commissioned essay about changing power dynamics among China, Eurasia, and America--from the renowned geopolitical analyst and bestselling author of The Revenge of Geography and The Coming Anarchy. In the late thirteenth century, Marco Polo began a decades-long trek from Venice to China. The strength of that Silk Road--the trade route between Europe and Asia--was a foundation of Kublai Khan's sprawling empire. Now, in the early twenty-first century, the Chinese regime has proposed a land-and-maritime Silk Road that duplicates exactly the route Marco Polo traveled. In the major lead essay, recently released by the Pentagon's Office of Net Assessment, Robert D. Kaplan lays out a blueprint of the world's changing power politics that recalls the late thirteenth century. As Europe fractures from changes in culture and migration, Eurasia coheres into a single conflict system. China is constructing a land bridge to Europe. Iran and India are trying to link the oil fields of Central Asia to the Indian Ocean. America's ability to influence the power balance in Eurasia is declining. This is Kaplan's first collection of essays since his classic The Coming Anarchy was published in 2000. Drawing on decades of firsthand experience as a foreign correspondent and military embed for The Atlantic, as well as encounters with preeminent realist thinkers, Kaplan outlines the timeless principles that should shape America's role in a turbulent world: a respect for the limits of Western-style democracy; a delineation between American interests and American values; an awareness of the psychological toll of warfare; a projection of power via a strong navy; and more. From Kaplan's immediate thoughts on President Trump ("On Foreign Policy, Donald Trump Is No Realist," 2016) to a frank examination of what will happen in the event of war with North Korea ("When North Korea Falls," 2006), The Return of Marco Polo's World is a vigorous and honest reckoning with the difficult choices the United States will face in the years ahead."--
Mediterranean winter : the pleasures of history and landscape in Tunisia, Sicily, Dalmatia, and Greece by Robert D Kaplan( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and Chinese and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes an off-season journey along the Mediterranean that covers the area's history, literature, and heritage, describing the mythologies and succeeding medieval civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome
Surrender or starve : the wars behind the famine by Robert D Kaplan( Book )

6 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The coming anarchy : shattering the dreams of the post Cold War by Robert D Kaplan( Book )

13 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Robert Kaplan, bestselling author of Balkan Ghosts, offers up scrupulous, far-ranging insights on the world to come in a spirited, rousing, and provocative book that has earned a place at the top of the reading lists of the world's policy makers." ""The breaking apart and remaking of the atlas is only now beginning. The crack-up of the Soviet empire and the coming end of the Arab-Israeli military confrontation are merely prologues to the really big changes that lie ahead." So says Robert Kaplan, who foresees a host of terrors in the wake of the Cold War. Volatile new democracies in Eastern Europe, fierce tribalism in Africa, civil war and ethnic violence in the Near East, and widespread famine and disease -- not to mention the brutal rift developing as wealthy nations reap the benefits of seemingly boundless technology while other parts of the world slide into chaos -- are among the issues Kaplan identifies as the most important for charting the future of geopolitics. Historical antecedents in Gibbon's Decline and Fall and in the legacies of statesmen such as Henry Kissinger contribute to Kaplan's bracingly prophetic framework for addressing the new global reality. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET
Taras Bulba by Nikolaĭ Vasilʹevich Gogolʹ( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gogol's epic tale, in the first new English translation in 40 years, recounts a bloody Cossack revolt against the Poles, led by the bold Taras Bulba of Ukrainian folk mythology, and the trials of his two sons, one of whom falls in love with a Polish girl and eventually is killed by his father in battle, the second of whom is executed before his father's anguished eyes
Surrender or starve : travels in Sudan, Eritrea, Somalia, and Ethiopia by Robert D Kaplan( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Reporting from Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia, and Eritrea, Kaplan examines the factors behind the famine that ravaged the region in the 1980s, exploring the ethnic, religious, and class conflicts that are crucial for understanding the region today. He offers a new foreword and afterword that show how the nations have developed since the famine, and why this region will only grow more important to the United States. Wielding his trademark ability to blend on-the-ground reporting and cogent analysis, Robert D. Kaplan introduces us to a fascinating part of the world, one that it would behoove all of us to know more about"--Publisher's description
Sources of conflict : highlights from the Managing Chaos conference( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hog pilots, blue water grunts : [the American military in the air, at sea, and on the ground] by Robert D Kaplan( Recording )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A ground-level portrait of the Global War on Terrorism on several continents, but also a gritty firsthand account of how U.S. soldiers, sailors, marines, and airmen are protecting sea-lanes, providing disaster relief, contending with the military rise of China, fighting the war in Iraq, and crafting contingency plans for war with North Korea and Iran
Balkan ghosts : a journey through history by Robert D Kaplan( Book )

57 editions published between 1993 and 2018 in 9 languages and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the assassination that triggered World War I to the ethnic warfare in Serbia, Bosnia, and Croatia, the Balkans have been the crucible of the twentieth century, the place where terrorism and genocide first became tools of policy. Chosen as one of the Best Books of the Year by The New York Times, and greeted with critical acclaim as "the most insightful and timely work on the Balkans to date" (The Boston Globe), Kaplan's prescient, enthralling, and often chilling political travelogue is already a modern classic. This new edition includes six opinion pieces written by Robert Kaplan about the Balkans between l996 and 2000 beginning just after the implementation of the Dayton Peace Accords and ending after the conclusion of the Kosovo war, with the removal of Slobodan Milosevic from power
Imperial grunts : the American military on the ground by Robert D Kaplan( Recording )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines American imperialism from the perspective of the global war on terrorism and the role of America's elite military forces, in a study that reassesses the changing involvement of the United States in world affairs
The centurions by Jean Lartéguy( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As a POW in a notorious Indochina prison camp, French Lt. Col. Pierre Raspéguy studies the political and military strategies of his captors, the Viet Minh. After his release, Raspéguy finds himself estranged from an unsympathetic public at home and joins a paratrooper unit in Algeria. Again facing an enemy free to fight without rules, he begins to use his newly learned guerrilla tactics--tactics out of step with the ideals of just war."--Back cover
Athene palace by R. G Waldeck( )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foreword / by Robert D. Kaplan -- Rumanian scene -- Athene Palace -- The Germans -- Fifth column -- Bessarabia -- Transylvania -- The king -- Abdication -- Regina mama -- Bloodless revolution -- Military mission -- The Hohe Tier -- November in Bucharest -- German order -- Rumanian finale -- Epilogue
 
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Warrior politics : why leadership demands a pagan ethos
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Warrior politics : why leadership demands a pagan ethosImperial grunts : the American military on the groundThe coming anarchy : shattering the dreams of the post Cold WarHog pilots, blue water grunts : the American military in the air, at sea, and on the groundThe Arabists : the romance of an American eliteMediterranean winter : the pleasures of history and landscape in Tunisia, Sicily, Dalmatia, and GreeceThe coming anarchy : shattering the dreams of the post Cold WarTaras Bulba
Alternative Names
Kaplan, Robert 1952-

Kaplan, Robert D.

Kaplan, Robert David 1952-

Robert D. Kaplan Amerikaans geopoliticus

Robert D. Kaplan écrivain américain

Robert D. Kaplan escriptor estatunidenc

Robert D. Kaplan periodista y analista político estadounidense

Robert D. Kaplan scriitor american

Robert D. Kaplan US-amerikanischer Politikwissenschaftler

Robert Kaplan

Каплан, Роберт

רוברט ד. קפלן עיתונאי, פרשן פוליטי, מסאי אמריקאי

رابرت دی. کاپلان

روبرت كابلان، 1952-

روبرت كابلان كاتب أمريكي

카플란, 로버트 D. 1952-

케이플런, 로버트 D. 1952-

カプラン, ロバート・D

ロバート・カプラン

罗伯特·D·卡普兰

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