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

Netanyahu’s speech to Congress will carry a hefty price

Netanyahu’s speech to Congress will carry a hefty price

Inviting the Israeli prime minister to address lawmakers on Iran sets a bad precedent.

Five reasons Netanyahu should not address Congress

Five reasons Netanyahu should not address Congress

Despite the GOP’s invitation to speak, it would be highly inappropriate for him to accept.

Our record with rebels

Our record with rebels

Foreign policy ‘failures’ can guide today’s decisions.

When should we use force?

When should we use force?

The U.S. must return to a reasoned discussion of flexing our military muscle.