This week on "Q&A," author and Brookings Institution Fellow Robert Kagan discusses his latest book, “The World America Made.”
In his book, Kagan asserts that the international world order we live in today was created almost entirely by American power and influence after World War II. He suggests that America is not a nation in decline and that the situation right now is a “fairly strong one,” but also cautions that there is a danger that the United States could take actions which might lead it into decline.
Kagan also talks about his 13 years at the Carnegie Endowment and his change to the Brookings Institution as a Senior Fellow in 2010.
He currently serves as an adviser to Governor Mitt Romney’s campaign and is on the Foreign Policy Advisory Board of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. A graduate of Yale University and Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, he also holds a Ph.D. in American history from the American University in Washington, DC. His wife, Victoria Nuland, is the State Department spokesperson.