The multi-talented person did BA in history from Yale in 1980 where in 1979 he was Editor in Chief of the Yale Political Monthly, a periodical that he is credited with reviving. He earned an MPP from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and a Ph.D. from American University in Washington, D.C. in American history. Jagan worked as a policy advisor to New York Republican Representative Jack Kemp. He also worked in the 2008 presidential campaign. He is also a member of the board of directors for The Foreign Policy Initiative (FPI).
He is a columnist for The Washington post and a contributing editor at The New Republic and The Weekly Standard. He has also written for The New York Times, Foreign Affairs, The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, World Affairs, and Policy Review. His books include Present Dangers: Crisis and Opportunity in America's Foreign and Defense Policy, with William Kristol (2000), The Return of History and the End of Dreams (2008), The World America Made (2012), etc.
Kagan is married to his wife Victoria Nuland, she is an American diplomat and she serves as Assistant Secretary of European and Eurasian Affairs in the Barack Obama administration. Rather than her, Kagan is never romantically linked with other ladies. The couple enjoys a blissful married life with their children without even a single chance of divorce.
Kagan (age: 57) is living a luxurious life with his family along with handling his professional life having a net worth in millions of dollars. He holds American nationality and there is not any information provided about his ethnicity.