Robert Kagan
Robert Kagan
Opinion Writer

Robert Kagan writes a monthly foreign affairs column for The Post. He is also a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. Kagan 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 the author of “The Return of History and the End of Dreams” (2008), “Dangerous Nation: America’s Place in the World from its Earliest Days to the Dawn of the Twentieth Century” (2006), “Of Paradise and Power” (2003), and “A Twilight Struggle: American Power and Nicaragua, 1977-1990” (1996), and he is co-editor with William Kristol of “Present Dangers: Crisis and Opportunity in American Foreign Policy” (2000).

Latest by Robert Kagan

Republicans need to back up their complaints of the Iran nuclear deal

Republicans need to back up their complaints of the Iran nuclear deal

It will be hard to take the GOP seriously unless it faces the depth of the U.S. challenge in the Mideast.

Clinton’s cowardice on trade

Clinton’s cowardice on trade

As secretary of state, Clinton backed the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Candidate Clinton isn’t so sure.

Obama embraces the Nixon Doctrine in Egypt

Obama embraces the Nixon Doctrine in Egypt

U.S. support for Abdel Fatah al-Sissi shows that we are falling again for the same old fallacies about stability.

The GOP’s cheap talk on defense

The GOP’s cheap talk on defense

Republicans criticize the president, but many in the party refuse to fund the military adequately.