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Robert Kagan

Robert KaganAKA Robert W. Kagan

Born: 26-Sep-1958
Birthplace: Athens, NY

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Government, Columnist, Author

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Influential neocon, cofounded PNAC

Robert Kagan is probably best known as the cofounder of the neoconservative think tank Project for the New American Century. In his book Of Paradise and Power: America and Europe in the New World Order he asserts that "Americans are from Mars and Europeans are from Venus: They agree on little and understand one another less and less."

Kagan has a background in government. In 1983, he worked as an advisor to Congressman Jack Kemp, which he left to join the Reagan administration as one of several speechwriters for Secretary of State George Shultz. Two years later, Elliott Abrams picked Kagan to head the Office of Public Diplomacy, whose mission was to drum up support for the Contras. During this time, Kagan technically held the post of Deputy for Policy in the Bureau of Inter-American Affairs, where he remained until 1988.

Father: Donald Kagan (historian, b. 1932)
Brother: Frederick Kagan (scholar)
Wife: Victoria Nuland (US Ambassador to NATO)
Daughter: Elena (b. 1997)
Son: David (b. 1999)

    University: BA, Yale University
    University: MA, Harvard University
    University: PhD, American University

    Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Senior Associate
    Committee for the Liberation of Iraq
    Council on Foreign Relations
    The Foreign Policy Initiative Board of Directors
    Henry Jackson Society
    Project for the New American Century Co-founder
    Skull and Bones Society
    US Committee on NATO Board of Directors
    The Washington Post Columnist
    The New Republic Contributing Editor
    The Weekly Standard Contributing Editor

Author of books:
A Twilight Struggle: American Power and Nicaragua, 1977-1990 (1996, history)
Of Paradise and Power: America and Europe in the New World Order (2003, international affairs)
Dangerous Nation: America's Place in the World, from Its Earliest Days to the Dawn of the 20th Century (2006, international affairs)
The Return of History and the End of Dreams (2008, international affairs)
The World America Made (2012, international affairs)


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