Robert D. Kaplan: “We will always need borders”
In your 1994 article “The Coming Anarchy”, you outlined a future in which criminal anarchy would emerge as the real strategic danger. Was this a blueprint for today’s world?

You once wrote: “Political maps are the products of tired conventional wisdom.” Speaking of today: do we need national borders more or less than ever?

Will the leaders of today’s nations be able to retain their power? How will power be distributed in ten or twenty years from now?

What does geography tell us about coming conflicts and where do you see the next trouble spots?

Is globalisation still a promising approach?

On 16 January 2017, Robert D. Kaplan will be speaking at the GDI conference “The Future of Power”. Sign up now!

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