Global Affairs

Global Affairs with Robert D. Kaplan

The Realist Creed

Realism is imbued with a hard morality of best possible outcomes under the circumstances, not a soft morality of good intentions.

Global Affairs with Robert D. Kaplan

Oriental Despotism

In a world of postmodern electronic communications, dictators simply cannot rule in the totalizing manner of ancient and modern tyrants.

Global Affairs with Robert D. Kaplan

The End of the Middle East?

The United States is gradually moving away from the Middle East as the Middle East slowly dissolves into a Greater Indian Ocean world.

Global Affairs with Robert D. Kaplan

The Plantagenet Effect

A functioning democracy is an expression of culture and historical development that cannot be easily exported.

Global Affairs with Robert D. Kaplan

Super Chaos?

What if, deeper into the 21st century, Russia and China prove to be ungovernable by centralized means?

Global Affairs with Robert D. Kaplan

Why War Is Good

Wars may have helped, rather than hindered, human progress.

Global Affairs with Robert D. Kaplan

Nile Water Wars?

In northeast Africa, a microcosm of today's world, the risk of interstate water war is never beyond the realm of possibility.

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