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

When should we use force?

When should we use force?

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

Beyond Mubarak 2.0

Beyond Mubarak 2.0

U.S. policy toward Egypt is fomenting another revolution.

Obama’s foreign policy paradox

Obama’s foreign policy paradox

Obama is giving the American public what it wants, but it doesn’t much like him for it.

A changing world order?

A changing world order?

America is still a superpower, but the status quo is in flux.