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Robert G. Kaufman is a political scientist specializing in American foreign policy, national security, international relations, and various aspects of American politics. Kaufman received his JD from Georgetown University Law School in Washington, D.C., and his BA, MA, M. Phil., and PhD from Columbia University in the city of New York.


Kaufman has written frequently for scholarly journals and popular publications, including The Weekly Standard, Policy Review, The Washington Times, the Baltimore Sun, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. He is the author of three books. His most recent book In Defense of the Bush Doctrine was published by the University Press of Kentucky in May 2007. In 2000, his biography, Henry M Jackson: A Life in Politics received the Emil and Katherine Sick Award for the best book on the history of the Pacific Northwest. His first book, Arms Control During the Prenuclear Era, which Columbia University Press published, studied the interwar naval treaties and their linkage to the outbreak of World War II in the Pacific. Kaufman also assisted President Richard M. Nixon in the research and writing of Nixon’s final Book, Beyond Peace. He is currently in the research phase of a biography of President Ronald Reagan, focusing on his presidency and his quest for it.


Kaufman is a former Bradley Scholar and current adjunct scholar at the Heritage Foundation. He has taught at Colgate University, The Naval War College, and the University of Vermont.


The Anti-Reaganite Foreign Policy Of Donald Trump

Opinion | Robert G. Kaufman
A Trump presidency would compound with interest the massive damage that eight years of President Obama has inflicted

Obama's Dangerous Doctrine

Opinion | Robert G. Kaufman
The Obama Doctrine exalts restraint at the expense of vigilance,

J'accuse: Christian Denominations That Divest From Israel

Opinion | Robert G. Kaufman
The large majority of protestants, Catholics, and Jews continue to stand by a free, democratic, pro-American Israel.

The Gathering Danger Of Obama's Lame Duck Foreign Policy

Opinion | Robert G. Kaufman
The president had doubled down on his worst foreign policy instincts.

Have We Forgotten More Than We Remembered About The Fall Of The Berlin Wall?

Opinion | Robert G. Kaufman
The best way to honor its legacy? Stop doing everything the U.S. and Western Europe are doing now.

An Increasingly Islamist Turkey Will Not Help Obama Combat ISIS, Or Anything Else

Opinion | Robert G. Kaufman
Relations have been fraying between our two countries, it's time to acknowledge why.

Hong Kong Protests Should Demolish The Illusion Of China's Peaceful Rise

Opinion | Robert G. Kaufman
Communist ascendance in the region cannot go unchallenged.

President Obama's Foreign Policy Audacity Is Beyond Hope

Opinion | Robert G. Kaufman
His 60 Minutes interview, claiming we won in Ukraine, was full to bursting with misrepresentations and naiveté.

Obama's Blowing In The Wind At The UN

Opinion | Robert G. Kaufman
The president expects too much from the ineffectual body.

The Gathering Danger Of Iran Is Greater Than ISIS.

Opinion | Robert G. Kaufman
A nuclear-armed revolutionary state is a bigger threat than a gang of savages in the desert.

Will Obama's Actions Against ISIS Be Enough?

Opinion | Robert G. Kaufman
To strike a death blow, American troops on the ground may be necessary.

How Obama Undermines His Aides' Statements On Foreign Policy

Opinion | Robert G. Kaufman
Obama's pledges and Biden's bluster invite danger without commensurate action.

A Comprehensive Strategy To Defeat ISIS

Opinion | Robert G. Kaufman
Top generals have already claimed that the threat will have to be dealt with, so why wait?

Obama Should Make Europe Yearn For Bush

Opinion | Robert G. Kaufman
Eastern Europe can no longer count on America's ironclad support.

No Ceasefire In Gaza Until Israel Wins Decisively

Opinion | Robert G. Kaufman
Encouraging an Israeli victory would boost Saudi and Egyptian confidence in the administration’s strategic judgment.

Obama's Favorite Foreign Policy Republican: .

Opinion | Robert G. Kaufman
A Paul presidency would compound the damage this one has wrought.

What Reagan Would Have Done About The Malaysian Airliner

Opinion | Robert G. Kaufman
Count on worse things to come: no one will stop Putin until we do.

The Disaster Of The Obama Presidency

Opinion | Robert G. Kaufman
Nothing short of regime change will help us recover.

In Academia, Neorealism Is Dangerous

Opinion | Robert G. Kaufman
Stephen Walt just wants to deprive neoconservatives of a place in the political conversation.


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