Global Affairs

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.

Global Affairs with Robert D. Kaplan

The Long Game in Eastern Europe

Putin must wish America well in its war against the Islamic State, and hope that it goes on for a long time.

Global Affairs with Robert D. Kaplan

Why Failure Helps

The story of success is often the story of coming back from some sort of failure and adversity.

Global Affairs with Robert D. Kaplan

Pipelines of Empire

Energy, not ideology, is modern Russia's most powerful tool for influence in Europe.

Global Affairs with Robert D. Kaplan

Terrorism as Theater

The wars of the 21st century will be different from those of the 20th because of the culmination of the first stage of the Information Age.

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