Robert Kagan is a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he specializes in issues of U.S. leadership and foreign policy. He is co-founder with William Kristol of the Project for a New American Century. Before joining the Carnegie Endowment, he worked in the State Department as a member of the Policy Planning Staff and as principal speech writer for Secretary of State George P. Shultz during the Reagan administration. 

He is a columnist for The Washington Post and a contributing editor to the Weekly Standard and the New Republic. In addition to his best-selling Of Paradise and Power, he is also the author of A Twilight Struggle: American Power and Nicaragua 1977-1999, and is co-editor with William Kristol of Present Dangers: Crisis and Opportunity in American Foreign and Defense Policy.

Last Updated: August 28, 2017