Synopses & Reviews
Robert D. Kaplan, bestselling author of Balkan Ghosts, offers a unique opportunity to increase our understanding of a people and a country at the center of world events. Here is a first-hand account of the guerrilla fighters, including Ahmad Shah Massoud and Abdul Haq, who drove out the Soviet invaders only to lose control of the country to the ruthless Taliban but whose continued struggle is key to ridding Afghanistan of terrorists and their supporters.
About the Author
Robert D. Kaplan
is chief geopolitical analyst for Stratfor, a private global intelligence firm, and the author of fourteen books on foreign affairs and travel translated into many languages, including The Revenge of Geography: What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate; Monsoon: The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power; Balkan Ghosts: A Journey Through History;
and Warrior Politics: Why Leadership Demands a Pagan Ethos
. He has been a foreign correspondent for The Atlantic
for more than a quarter-century. In 2011 and 2012, Foreign Policy
magazine named Kaplan among the world’s “Top 100 Global Thinkers.”
From 2009 to 2011, he served under Secretary of Defense Robert Gates as a member of the Defense Policy Board. Since 2008, he has been a senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security in Washington. From 2006 to 2008, he was the Class of 1960 Distinguished Visiting Professor in National Security at the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis.