Latest from Robert Kagan

It wasn’t hubris that drove America into Afghanistan. It was fear.

Americans may consider their Afghan experience a failure. They would do it all over again if given the choice.
  • Aug 26, 2021
  • Opinion

When will AOC and Ro Khanna speak up about Nicaragua?

The de facto president-for-life is arresting opposition and civic leaders, including just about anyone who might oppose him in an election next fall.
  • Jun 23, 2021
  • Opinion

It’s up to the people to foil Trump’s plot against democracy

Anyone who believes they have America's best interests at heart isn't paying attention.
  • Oct 30, 2020
  • Opinion

American democracy needs Mitt Romney to reconsider

The decision that may well determine America’s fate is not somewhere down the road in a land of hypotheticals. It is before Romney, right now.
  • Sep 25, 2020
  • Opinion

China’s dangerous Taiwan temptation

Xi Jinping’s actions in Hong Kong hold ominous implications for Taiwan.
  • Aug 17, 2020
  • Opinion

The Battle of Lafayette Square and the undermining of American democracy

We cannot rely on the military’s refusal to deploy against American citizens.
  • Jun 3, 2020
  • Opinion

We’re a nation all too ripe for another shock

Now is the time for the U.S. to invest in alliance relationships.
  • Mar 26, 2020
  • Opinion

Republicans are pushing the U.S. to accept quid pro quo as the new normal

The precedents set during impeachment won't only apply to President Trump.
  • Nov 18, 2019
  • Opinion

If we legitimize Trump’s behavior, it’ll be open season on our politics

Mike Pompeo, here’s what’s wrong with asking Ukraine to investigate Biden.
  • Sep 24, 2019

The liberal world order helped Israel flourish. Now, the state is pushing back.

The rise of nationalism around the globe may be reflected in the outcome of Israeli elections on Tuesday.
  • Sep 12, 2019