Robert Kagan Biography
Robert Kagan is senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for
International Peace, transatlantic fellow at the German Marshall Fund, and a
columnist for The Washington Post (he writes a monthly column on
international affairs). He is also a contributing editor at the Weekly
Standard and the New Republic. He served in the U.S. State Department from
1984 to 1988 as a member of the Policy Planning Staff, as a principal
speechwriter for Secretary of State George P. Shultz, and as deputy for policy
in the Bureau of Inter-American Affairs.
He is the author of several books, including A Twilight
Struggle: American Power and Nicaragua, 19771990, Of Paradise and Power: America and Europe in the New
World Order (2003), which remained on the New York Times bestseller list
for ten weeks and the Washington Post bestseller list for 14 weeks and was
also a bestseller in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, the
Netherlands, and Canada, and has been translated into more than 25 languages; Dangerous Nation: America's Place in the World from Its
Earliest Days to the Dawn of the Twentieth Century (2006), and The Return of History and the End of Dreams.(2008)
He is a graduate of Yale University and Harvard Universitys
Kennedy School of Government and holds a PhD in American History from American
University. He was born in Athens, Greece, in 1958 and is married to
Nuland, currently the U.S. ambassador to NATO. They live in Brussels
and have two children, Elena and David.
This biography was last updated on 06/16/2011.
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