Michael Mandelbaum, an editorial board member of American Purpose, is Christian A. Herter Professor Emeritus of American Foreign Policy at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and a member of the editorial board of American Purpose. He is the author of many books on foreign policy, including most recently The Four Ages of American Foreign Policy: Weak Power, Great Power, Superpower, Hyperpower (2022).
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