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Josef Joffe

Josef Joffe

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

Breaking the Nuclear Taboo

Breaking the Nuclear Taboo

Are Putin’s threats credible, or is he just playing the madman?

Josef Joffe
The Puzzle of the Posse

The Puzzle of the Posse

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.

Josef Joffe
Will the Real MAGA Man Please Stand Up?

Will the Real MAGA Man Please Stand Up?

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.

Josef Joffe
The World Is Watching

The World Is Watching

Five perspectives from five countries on the Ukraine war.

Hiro Aida, William A. Galston, Josef Joffe, Elia Preto Martini, Michael Žantovský
A Noxious Mix: Germany, Gas and Russia

A Noxious Mix: Germany, Gas and Russia

Germany’s strategic dependence on Russia is a mess of its own making.

Josef Joffe
America, the Uncertain Giant

America, the Uncertain Giant

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.

Josef Joffe

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 [https://www.americanpurpose.com/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

American Purpose, Josef Joffe, Carla Anne Robbins, Michael Mandelbaum
Darkening of the Strategic Skies

Darkening of the Strategic Skies

Josef Joffe speaks to Iulia-Sabina Joja and Gary J. Schmitt about a wobbly alliance and Chinese, Russian, and Iranian ambitions.

Josef Joffe, Iulia-Sabina Joja, Gary J. Schmitt