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 Victoria Nuland, currently the U.S. ambassador to NATO. They live in Brussels and have two children, Elena and David.
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