Robert Kagan

is a senior fellow with the Project on International Order and Strategy at the Brookings Institution. He is the author of six books on American foreign policy, including his latest, The Jungle Grows Back: America and Our Imperiled World. He is a contributing columnist at The Washington Post and a contributing editor at The New Republic and The Weekly Standard. He has also written for The New York Times, Foreign Affairs, The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, World Affairs, and Policy Review. 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.