Robert Kagan

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Robert Kagan is a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He is also an Alexander Hamilton fellow in American diplomatic history at American University and a contributing editor at the Weekly Standard.

His first book, A Twilight Struggle: American Power and Nicaragua, 1977-1990, was published by the Free Press in March 1996. He is currently at work on a study of Theodore Roosevelt’s Far East policies.

From 1985-1988, Kagan was deputy for policy in the bureau of Inter-American Affairs. From 1984 to 1985, he was a member of the State Department’s Policy Planning staff and principal speech writer to Secretary of State George P. Shultz. In 1983, he served as foreign policy advisor to Congressman Jack Kemp and as special assistant to the deputy director of the United States Information Agency.

Kagan holds a bachelor’s degree from Yale College and a master’s degree in public policy and international relations from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

His articles on foreign policy have appeared in Foreign Affairs, the New Republic, Commentary, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the National Interest, Policy Review and the Weekly Standard.

He is married to Victoria Nuland, a foreign service officer with the Department of State, and has a daughter, Elena.