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Consultant and Writer
Fragile States Resource Center
What are your interests and areas of expertise in international relations?
Aid, Business, Cities, Democracy, Development, Economy, Globalization, Governance, Poverty, Religion, Technology, Trade
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Seth Kaplan is a Professorial Lecturer in the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of Fixing Fragile States: A New Paradigm for Development (Praeger Security International, 2008) and a forthcoming book on poverty and state governance. He founded and edits the Fragile States Resource Center website. A Wharton MBA and Palmer scholar, Seth has worked for several multinationals and founded four companies. He speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese and Japanese.

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New Book on Poverty and Development in Fragile States

Posted on May 5, 2014 at 12:49pm 0 Comments

I am pleased to announce the publication of my new book on fragile states — Betrayed: Politics, Power and Prosperity (Palgrave Macmillan). The book focuses on the biggest challenges in the development field today: how to…


Can Cities Change the Politics of Fragile States?

Posted on December 15, 2013 at 9:49pm 0 Comments

Discussions about how to fix fragile states usually start and end with national level politics and institutions. But what if the key to improving their condition lies…


Seven Scenarios for the Future of Syria

Posted on September 3, 2013 at 9:40pm 3 Comments

As the war in Syria drags on, it is becoming ever more vicious. Militias kill hundreds of civilians, ethnic cleansing large swaths of the…


Are the G7+ and Donors Heading for a Clash?

Posted on June 26, 2013 at 8:43pm 0 Comments

The g7+ group of 18 fragile and conflict-affected states has joined together to share experiences and promote a new development framework in what are the most difficult of circumstances. Supported by the International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding, the…


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Hungary and the Values Test

In the wake of the Hungarian parliament's vote to allow the executive to rule by decree, Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev reflects on the call by some to expel Hungary from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization--on the grounds that the country no longer upholds the liberal-democratic values that should form the basis of the security association.

The Coronavirus Pandemic & International Relations, with Nikolas Gvosdev

With the COVID-19 pandemic disrupting all aspects of daily life around the world, what will be the effect on international relations? Will it increase cooperation among nations, or will it lead to more conflict and competition? Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev and host Alex Woodson discuss these scenarios and also touch on how the virus has affected the Democratic primary, in which Joe Biden now has a commanding lead.

Does COVID-19 Change International Relations?

Does a global pandemic change the nature of international affairs? Is it likely to foster international cooperation, or will it promote disintegrative tendencies within the global system? Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev shares his thoughts.





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