Robert Kaplan has been a
senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security since March
2008, and has been a foreign correspondent for
The Atlantic for over a quarter-century. He is the author of
Monsoon: The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power, published by Random House in October, 2010, with the paperback to be released in September.
In 2009, he was appointed by Secretary of Defense Robert Gates to the Pentagon's Defense Policy Board, which advises the Secretary on key issues. From 2006 to 2008, he was the Class of 1960 Distinguished Visiting Professor in National Security at the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis. He has been a consultant to the U.S. Army's Special Forces Regiment, the U.S. Air Force, and the U.S. Marines. He has lectured at military colleges, the FBI, the National Security Agency, the Pentagon's Joint Staff, the Defense Intelligence Agency, the CIA, major universities, and global business forums. Kaplan has delivered the Secretary of State's Open Forum Lecture at the U.S. State Department. He has reported from over 100 countries.