Geopolitics in the 21st Century

Time & Date

Tuesday 25th April 2017

18:00 – Registration
18:15 – Event start
19:15 – Event close


8-10 Great George Street

Policy Exchange was privileged to host Robert D Kaplan, one of the world’s leading thinkers and writers about global affairs, for a discussion on geopolitics and America’s changing role in the world. His remarks will build on insights from his latest book, Earning the Rockies: How Geography Shapes America’s Role in the World – which has been called a “masterpiece” by General David Petraeus.

Robert D. Kaplan is a senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security, senior advisor at Eurasia Group and was twice named one of the world’s “Top 100 Global Thinkers” by Foreign Policy magazine. He is also the bestselling author of fifteen other books on foreign affairs and travel translated into many languages, including Asia’s Cauldron, The Revenge of Geography, Monsoon, Balkan Ghosts, and Eastward to Tartary. For three decades, he reported on foreign affairs for The Atlantic.

Kaplan was previously chief geopolitical analyst at Stratfor (the leading strategic analysis firm), a visiting professor at the United States Naval Academy, and a member of the Pentagon’s Defense Policy Board, appointed by Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. Foreign Policy magazine twice named him one of the world’s “Top 100 Global Thinkers.” New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman has called Mr. Kaplan among the four “most widely read” authors defining the post-Cold War (along with Stanford Professor Francis Fukuyama, Yale Professor Paul Kennedy, and the late Harvard Professor Samuel Huntington).

The discussion will be chaired by Professor John Bew, head of Policy Exchange’s Britain in the World project, director of the Centre for Grand Strategy at King’s College London, and author of Realpolitik: A History.

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