Robert D. Kaplan

Opinion Journal: The Case for an Iran Deal

Center for a New American Security Senior Fellow Robert D. Kaplan makes the case for compromise with Tehran. 

Opinion Journal: Bibi, Congress, Obama and Iran

Mary Kissel discusses Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address to Congress with The Israeli Project's Omri Ceren and Center for a New American Security's Robert D. Kaplan. 

Why America’s Obsession With Iran’s Centrifuges Could Give Tehran the Bomb

Over the past two years, dozens of politicians and prognosticators have drawn various redlines that Iran should not cross lest it be “a screwdriver turn away from having a nuclear weapon,” as Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., said last week.

Countering Putin’s Grand Strategy

The heavy fighting in eastern Ukraine this week isn’t the only reason to be skeptical about the prospects for the peace summit that began Wednesday in Minsk, Belarus.

Asia’s Rise Is Rooted in Confucian Values

One of the striking elements of “The Governance of China,” a book published this past fall in several languages (including English) by Chinese President Xi Jinping , was his reliance on the “brilliant insights” of Confucius to explain his own political and social philosophy. Mr. Xi quotes, for example, this pithy saying from the ancient master: “When we see men of virtue, we should think of equaling them; when we see men of a contrary character, we should examine ourselves.” And Mr.

The Postmodern Autocrat's Handbook

The concept of dictatorship is badly in need of revision.

America Is Fated to Lead

THE SLEEP of any president, prime minister or statesman is haunted by what ifs.

Warming to Iran

Foreign policy is about necessity, not desire. And multiple necessities have been driving the United States and Iran toward a détente of sorts.

Robert D. Kaplan Rejoins CNAS as Senior Fellow


The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) announced today that Robert D. Kaplan will rejoin CNAS as a Senior Fellow. He comes to CNAS after serving as the Chief Geopolitical Analyst for Stratfor. Mr. Kaplan has also served as a member of the U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Policy Board and as a Visiting Professor at the U.S. Naval Academy.


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