Global Affairs

Global Affairs with Robert D. Kaplan

Syrian Illusions

Even a Syrian intervention in 2011 would have been fraught with great risks.

Global Affairs with Robert D. Kaplan

Orthodoxy and Europe

Because identity and historical experience stem from both geography and religion, a united Europe still does not work.

Global Affairs with Robert D. Kaplan

The Lure of Nationalism

Freedom empowers people not only to form a self-identity, but also to become aware of a prideful sectarian identity.

Global Affairs with Robert D. Kaplan

The Asian Status Quo

Japan's bid to take a defensive stance in the Pacific Basin could ultimately embroil the United States in a conflict with China.

Global Affairs with Robert D. Kaplan

Is Russia's Destiny Autocratic?

As Russia's institutions and civil society continue to deteriorate under Vladimir Putin, only chaos and more autocracy can ensue.

Global Affairs with Robert D. Kaplan

Interpreting the Chinese

The more Chinese leadership feels it has to listen to public opinion, the more truculent and nationalistic the regime's behavior is likely to become.

Global Affairs with Robert D. Kaplan

Why So Much Anarchy?

Anarchy in one form or another will be with us until new political formations emerge that can provide order — though these new institutions may not be democratic.

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