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Robert Kagan
Stephen & Barbara Friedman Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution, USA

Robert Kagan is a senior fellow in the Foreign Policy program at Brookings. He is a contributing columnist at The Washington Post. His new book is The Jungle Grows Back: America and Our Imperiled World (Knopf, September 2018). His previous book was the New York Times bestseller, The World America MadeHe is also the author of Return of History and the End of Dreams, Dangerous Nation: America’s Place in the World from its Earliest Days to the Dawn of the 20th Century, Of Paradise and Power, and A Twilight Struggle: American Power and Nicaragua, 1977-1990.

For his writings, Politico Magazine has named Kagan one of the “Politico 50,” the top “thinkers, doers and visionaries transforming American politics”. His most recent essays include “The Strongmen Strike Back,“ the first in a new Washington Post Opinion Essay feature,” and “The New German Question,” in the May/June 2019 issue of Foreign Affairs. He 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 a graduate of Yale University and Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and holds a doctorate in American history from American University.