Robert Kagan

Former Senior Associate
Kagan, author of the recent book, The Return of History and the End of Dreams (Knopf 2008), writes a monthly column on world affairs for the Washington Post and is a contributing editor at both the Weekly Standard and the New Republic.
Education

B.A., Yale University; M.P.P., John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; Ph.D., American University

Robert Kagan is no longer with the Carnegie Endowment.

Robert Kagan was a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. His most recent book is The Return of History and the End of Dreams (Knopf 2008). His previous book, Dangerous Nation: America’s Place in the World from its Earliest Days to the Dawn of the 20th Century, (Knopf 2006) was the winner of the 2008 Lepgold Prize and a 2007 Finalist for the Lionel Gelber Prize. His acclaimed book Of Paradise and Power (Knopf, 2003), was a New York Times bestseller, a bestseller in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, and Canada, and has been translated into more than 25 languages.

Dr. Kagan is also adjunct professor of history at Georgetown University, writes a monthly column on world affairs for the Washington Post, and is a contributing editor at both the Weekly Standard and the New Republic. He has been repeatedly named as one of the world’s “Top 100 Global Thinkers” by Foreign Policy magazine. He served in the State Department from 1984 to 1988 as a member of the Policy Planning Staff, as principal speechwriter for Secretary of State George P. Shultz, and as deputy for policy in the Bureau of Inter-American Affairs. He is a graduate of Yale University and Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and holds a Ph.D. in American History from American University.

He is also author of A Twilight Struggle: American Power and Nicaragua, 1977-1990 (Free Press, 1996), and is co-editor with William Kristol of Present Dangers: Crisis and Opportunity in American Foreign Policy (Encounter Books, June 2000.) He was born in Athens, Greece, in 1958.

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