Robert Kaplan

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  • Jul 9, 2021
    The country seems on the verge of falling apart. Here’s why it won’t.  
  • May 26, 2021
    Because gross violations of human rights are central to governance in China and Russia, the United States should recognize that its own commitment to internationally accepted norms...
  • Apr 29, 2021
    The clearest perspective on Egypt’s current military ruler is offered by a dissident who has seen previous ones rise—and fall.  
  • Apr 26, 2021
    American foreign policy elites have adopted a partial myth about containment in order to worship at the altar of grand strategy before declaring that such a sweeping approach is no...
  • Mar 23, 2021
    America must try to move Russia away from China and improve relations while maintaining deterrence.  
  • Mar 2, 2021
  • Feb 19, 2021
    It is a conceit of the modern world that history is governed by reason. Reason is like an axe to the living, growing tree of history, with its convoluted branches, each cell and...
  • Feb 16, 2021
    America’s standing in the world can now be improved in quite a number of ways from the top down. The government can be made to work. The State Department can be renewed. But...
  • Feb 10, 2021
    Realism in foreign policy reflects a messy, dangerous world where too little can be distilled into clear-cut moral absolutes, and thus national interest takes precedence over...
  • Feb 1, 2021
    Social media and internal political extremes could undermine the United States  
  • Jan 4, 2021
    America is the world’s leading democracy, and thus we must return to promoting liberal societies and human rights, but do so with limits in mind.