Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Program, Brookings Institution; Author, The Jungle Grows Back: America and Our Imperiled World
Robert Kagan is a senior fellow in the Foreign Policy program at Brookings, a contributing columnist at The Washington Post, and historian. From 1984 to 1988, he served in the US State Department as a policy planning staff member, principal speechwriter for then-secretary of state George Shultz, and policy deputy in the Bureau of Inter-American Affairs. Kagan’s latest book is The Jungle Grows Back: America and Our Imperiled World. Previous books include The World America Made; The 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.