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David J. Kramer

David J. Kramer

David J. Kramer, a contributing editor of American Purpose, is director of European & Eurasian Studies at Florida International University’s Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs. He served as Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights & Labor in the George W. Bush Administration.

Articles and Events

Table for Two

Table for Two

President Biden seems stuck on a recurrent illusion in new American administrations: that Vladimir Putin might change his behavior.

David J. Kramer
Putin’s Climate Envoy Should Be Persona Non Grata

Putin’s Climate Envoy Should Be Persona Non Grata

He’s no climate expert, but he’s a champion when it comes to repression.

Toomas Hendrik Ilves, David J. Kramer
Boiling Caucasus
Policy Memo

Boiling Caucasus

While Americans aren’t paying attention, their enemies are on the prowl in this energy-rich region.

Lilia A. Arakelyan, David J. Kramer
How Democracy Makes America Great

How Democracy Makes America Great

Two longtime servants of American democracy make the case for the greatness that lies within the system.

Arch Puddington, David J. Kramer