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Robert D. Kaplan
Robert David Kaplan (born June 23, 1952 in New York City) is an American writer of several publications on politics mostly foreign affairs and travel, whose job more than three decades has appeared in The Atlantic, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The New Republic, The National Interest, Foreign Affairs and The Wall Street Journal, among other papers and publications.
His more contentious documents about the nature of US power have spurred criticism and debate in academia, the media, along with the highest levels of the government. One of Kaplan's most influential articles include "The Coming Anarchy", printed in The Atlantic Monthly in 1994. Critics of the article has compared it to the Clash of Civilizations thesis of Huntingon, since Kaplan civilizations and presents conflicts in the world. Another subject in the work of Kaplan is cultural and historical tensions suspended through the Cold War's reemergence.
From March 2008 to spring 2012, Kaplan was a Senior Fellow in the Center for a New American Security at Washington, which he rejoined in 2015. Between 2014 and 2012, he had been chief analyst at Stratfor, a private forecasting company that is worldwide. In 2009, Kaplan was appointed by Secretary of Defense Robert Gates to the Defense Policy Board, a national advisory committee on the United States Department of Defense. In 2011, '' Foreign Policy magazine called Kaplan among the world's "top 100 global thinkers."
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Rick Steves advocates smart, affordable, perspective-broadening journey. As host and writer of the popular public television series Rick Steves' Europe, and also best-selling author of 40 European travel books, he encourages Americans to travel as "temporary locals." He helps American travelers connect much more intimately and authentically with Europe — and Europeans — for a fraction of what mainstream tourists pay.
Within the previous twenty decades, Rick has hosted over 100 travel shows for public television, along with many pledge specials (raising tens of thousands of dollars for local channels). His Rick Steves' Europe TV chain is completed by over 300 channels, reaching 95 percent of U.S. markets. Rick has also generated two award-winning specials for public television: Rick Steves' European Christmas along with the revolutionary Rick Steves' Iran. Rick writes and co-produces his television programs through his company, Rear Door Productions.
Rick Steves also hosts a weekly public radio program, Travel with Rick Steves. Having a broader approach to travel anywhere, in every hour-long program Rick interviews guest travel expert, followed by listener call-ins. Travel with Rick Steves airs across the country and has spawned a favorite tradition. Rick has also made a collection of audio walking tour podcasts for both museums and neighborhoods in Paris, Rome, Florence and Venice (using much more tours, such as London, arriving in 2010).
Rick self-published the very first edition of his own travel skills novel, Europe Through the Back Door (currently updated annually), in 1980. He's also written more than 40 other nation, city and regional guidebooks, term books, and "picture" guides. For many years, Rick Steves' Italy has been the bestselling international guidebook sold in the U.S.. Back in 2009, Rick tackled a brand new genre of travel writing with Travel as a Political Act, reflecting on how a lifetime of travel has eased See all Rick Steves products