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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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The End of the U.S.-Taliban Talks? with Jonathan Cristol

Despite progress over the last year, Donald Trump effectively ended the latest round of U.S.-Taliban negotiations with a tweet earlier this month. Will talks continue in a more understated way? Does this change anything on the ground in Afghanistan? And what is the Taliban doing in Moscow? Jonathan Cristol, author of "The United States and the Taliban before and after 9/11," discusses all this and more.

Candidates, Calculus, and the Iran Crisis

In choosing whether and how to respond to the attack on Saudi Arabian oil refineries, what is the calculus for determining action? Should the United States maintain its status as the guarantor of the Persian Gulf, protecting the security and integrity of the international energy system? What do the 2020 candidates think?

The Narrative IS Changing . . .

The narrative about America's role in the world is changing--and more evidence is accumulating that suggests that no matter how the 2020 presidential and congressional elections turn out, there is no turning the clock back to a pre-2016 status quo.





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