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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

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
A Pipe Dream Comes True

A Pipe Dream Comes True

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.

Josef Joffe
No Hurry—We’re the EU

No Hurry—We’re the EU

Why the EU and Germany have failed to defeat the pandemic.

Josef Joffe
Idealpolitik Requires Realpolitik

Idealpolitik Requires Realpolitik

Suddenly Home Alone, the United States should be a “force for good,” but not neglect power in a nasty world. China, Russia, and Iran don’t.

Josef Joffe
Europe to Joe Biden: It’s Not All Sugar and Spice

Europe to Joe Biden: It’s Not All Sugar and Spice

A leading figure in Germany—and an American Purpose editorial board member—welcomes the 46th President and reveals the obstacle course ahead.

Josef Joffe