NEW YORK, 10 January — Eurasia Group is proud to welcome Robert D. Kaplan as a senior advisor to the firm. An expert on global affairs, Kaplan will partner with Eurasia Group to offer strategic insight into the role of the historical, political, and cultural drivers of modern day geopolitics and how they affect investors and executives doing business around the world.
“Robert D. Kaplan is one of the foremost global thinkers on the intersection of culture and geography,” said Ian Bremmer, Eurasia Group's president. “The breadth and depth of his knowledge will be particularly valuable to Eurasia Group's clients in this time of great geopolitical uncertainty.”
Kaplan is the bestselling author of seventeen books on foreign affairs and travel translated into many languages, including In Europe's Shadow
, Asia's Cauldron
, The Revenge of Geography
, Balkan Ghosts
, and Eastward to Tartary
. In addition to his work with Eurasia Group, Kaplan is a senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security in Washington and a contributing editor at The Atlantic
, where his work has appeared for three decades. Previously, he was chief geopolitical analyst at Stratfor, a visiting professor at the United States Naval Academy, and a member of the Pentagon's Defense Policy Board, appointed by Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. Foreign Policy
magazine twice named him one of the world's “Top 100 Global Thinkers.” (Full bio
"I am excited about joining Eurasia Group, whose reputation for political analysis is unsurpassed around the world," Kaplan said.
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Eurasia Group is the world's leading global political risk research and consulting firm. By providing information and insight on how political developments move markets, we help clients anticipate and respond to instability and opportunities everywhere they invest or do business. Our expertise includes developed and developing countries in every region of the world, specific economic sectors, and the business and investment playing fields of the future. Headquartered in New York, we have offices in Washington DC, London, San Francisco, Sao Paulo, Singapore, and Tokyo, as well as on-the-ground experts and resources in more than a hundred countries. "Politics first” grounds our work: Politics is the lens through which we view the world, and we are committed to analysis that is free of political bias and the influence of private interests.