Articles by Robert Kagan



Stuck in the 19th Century

Russia and the European Union are neighbors geographically. But geopolitically they live in different centuries. A 21st-century EU, with its noble ambition to transcend power politics and build an order based on laws and institutions, confronts a Russia that behaves like a traditional 19th-century power. Both are shaped by their histories.

A Distorted Self Image

The United States does pursue its selfish interests and ambitions, sometimes brutally, as other nations have.

Dictators in Vogue

Wanted: World Leader