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 Global South will fail to build a New World Order, in spite of China and Russia. Only the West can damage the current order by forsaking liberal trade and strategic stability.
For moral as well as strategic reasons, the West must give Kyiv all the weapons it needs. But Alliance membership is a noble dream.
Some suggestions from a friend in Bibi’s Washington days.
A generation ago, Stalin crippled Ukraine through famine. Robert Conquest’s 1986 recounting of the Holodomor bears somber relevance, yet again.
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.