An editorial board member of American Purpose, Josef Joffe serves on the editorial council of the German weekly Die Zeit. He teaches international politics and political theory at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, where he is a senior fellow at the Kissinger Center. He is also a distinguished visiting fellow of Stanford University’s Hoover Institution.
Articles and Events
The “decadent” and “dissolute” West has risen against Putin’s imperialism because moral duty and callous self-interest are in tandem—a rarity in statecraft.
Back to the “indispensable nation:” Corralling a global coalition against Russian imperialism, Joe Biden is leaving America’s retrenchment phase behind and returning to the best traditions of U.S. diplomacy.
Five perspectives from five countries on the Ukraine war.
Germany’s strategic dependence on Russia is a mess of its own making.
Since Barack Obama, the United States has been in retrenchment mode while Russia and China push their pieces forward and reap the rewards. Like nature, the international system abhors a vacuum.
Continuing Liberty conference, September 20-22, 2021: "Allies" with Tom Tugendhat, Josef Joffe, Michael Mandelbaum, Réka Szemerkényi, and Carla Anne Robbins
Part of the Continuing Liberty conference. 9:00 a.m.—10:15 a.m. ET Allies Tom Tugendhat, UK House of Commons Josef Joffe, Johns Hopkins SAIS and American Purpose Michael Mandelbaum, Johns Hopkins SAIS and American Purpose Réka Szemerkényi, former ambassador of Hungary to the United States Moderator: Carla
Josef Joffe speaks to Iulia-Sabina Joja and Gary J. Schmitt about a wobbly alliance and Chinese, Russian, and Iranian ambitions.
Joe Biden hands Angela Merkel a nice farewell present by caving on Nord Stream 2. The Berlin-Moscow deal is not just about gas and cash. It affirms a tacit strategic relationship that dents the containment of Russian ambitions.