Robert Kagan is senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. The author of his most recent book, Of Paradise and Power (Knopf, 2003), Kagan also writes a monthly column on world affairs for The Washington Post, and is a Contributing Editor at both the Weekly Standard and the new Republic. He served in the State Department from 1984-1988 and a member of the Policy Planning Staff, as a principal speechwriter for Secretary of State George P. Shultz, and as Deputy for Policy in the Bureau of Inter-American Affairs. Education: B.S., Yale University; M.P.P., John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Selected Publications: Of Paradise and Power (Knopf, 2003); Present Dangers: Crisis and Opportunity in American Foreign and Defense Policy, edited with William Kristol (Encounter Books, 2000); A Twilight Struggle: American Power and Nicaragua, 1977-1990 (Free Press, 1996).