Robert D. Kaplan
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Geopolitical Decay
The Decline of the American Brand

For the first time in decades, America is consciously squandering the gifts of its geography.

Operation Moses
An Unsung Foreign Service Hero

Some 10,000 Ethiopian Jews owe their lives to Jerry Weaver, an FSO with swash and buckle to spare.

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Russia vs. the West
Hungary’s Challenge to Trump

The Administration should fight to preserve Central European University. It’s a rare case where ethics and geopolitics are on the same side.

Election 2016
Why Trump Is Illegitimate

Style counts—and Trump’s style doesn’t befit an ordinary American citizen, much less the President of the United States.

Wat in the World

Aleksander Wat’s life and work stand as warning that the totalitarian temptations of the 20th century have yet to run their course.

A Weak State of Affairs
Europe’s Arc of Fire

Europe is weak and flailing about, facing challenges to its stability from abroad and from within. It may pull through, but it is not a foregone conclusion that it will.

Europe’s New Map

Recent commentary on Europe has been overwhelmingly parochial. You can’t talk about the continent’s crises and future in a vacuum.

The Wounded Home Front

A supporter of the Iraq War reckons the costs of “small wars”.

Winning Will Resonate

If Iraq drops to page-three or page-four story by the end of 2008, that would qualify as a better outcome, if not exactly a “win.”

On Forgetting the Obvious

A society that believes in nothing will fight for nothing.

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