Robert G. Kaufman
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Robert Kaufman is a political scientist specializing in American foreign policy, national security, international relations, and various aspects of American politics. He has written frequently for scholarly journals and popular publications, including The Weekly Standard, Policy Review, The Baltimore Sun, The Philadelphia Inquirer, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, and The Washington Times.

Kaufman is the author of two books. The most recent, Henry M. Jackson: A Life in Politics, received the Kathleen and Emil Sick Award in 2000 as the best book on the history of the Pacific Northwest. Kaufman also assisted President Richard M. Nixon in the research and writing of Nixon’s final book Beyond Peace. His current book project is a biography of Ronald Reagan, focusing on his presidency and his quest for it.

Kaufman received his JD from Georgetown University Law School in Washington, D.C., and his BA, MA, MPhil, and PhD from Columbia University. He is a former Bradley Scholar and current adjunct scholar at The Heritage Foundation. He taught at Colgate University, the Naval War College, and the University of Vermont prior to joining the faculty of the Pepperdine University School of Public Policy.