Robert Kagan is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. He is the author of The Return of History and the End of Dreams (Knopf 2008), Dangerous Nation: America's Place in the World from its Earliest Days to the Dawn of the 20th Century (Knopf 2006), which won the 2008 Lepgold Prize and was a 2007 Finalist for the Lionel Gelber Prize. His acclaimed book Of Paradise and Power (Knopf, 2003) was on the New York Times bestseller list for ten weeks and the Washington Post bestseller list for fourteen weeks. It was also a bestseller in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, and Canada and was translated into more than 25 languages. His other books include A Twilight Struggle: American Power and Nicaragua, 1977-1990 (Free Press, 1996) and Present Dangers: Crisis and Opportunity in American Foreign Policy (Encounter Books, 2000) co-edited with William Kristol.
He 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 is listed as one of the world's "Top 100 Public Intellectuals" by Foreign Policy and Prospect magazines. 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.
OF PARADISE AND POWER: America and Europe in the New World Order (Alfred A. Knopf, 2003)
THE RETURN OF HISTORY AND THE END OF DREAMS (Knopf, 2008)
A TWILIGHT STRUGGLE: American Power and Nicaragua, 1977-1990 (The Free Press, 1996)
THE WORLD AMERICA MADE (Alfred A. Knopf, 2012)