Robert Rakove teaches American Foreign Policy at Stanford University. He is the author of Kennedy, Johnson, and the Nonaligned World (Cambridge University Press, 2012), which broadly examines the interactions of the United States and much of the postcolonial world during the 1960s. He has served as a postdoctoral fellow at the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, as well as at the Mershon Center for International Security Studies at the Ohio State University. Rakove was also the recipient of a predoctoral fellowship from the Miller Center for Public Affairs at the University of Virginia. He received his doctorate in history at the University of Virginia in 2008. He has previously taught at Colgate University and Old Dominion University.