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Michael Mandelbaum

Michael Mandelbaum

Michael Mandelbaum 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 Rise and Fall of Peace on Earth (2019).  

Articles

The Fate of the Spy Novel

The Fate of the Spy Novel

The Cold War is a tough act to follow.

Michael Mandelbaum
Climate Change: Technology Is the Solution

Climate Change: Technology Is the Solution

If humankind is to be saved from the storms, floods, and droughts that a rise in the global temperature threatens, it is engineers, not politicians, who will save it.

Michael Mandelbaum
This American Life

This American Life

Vartan Gregorian was a man of energy, intelligence, and service.

Michael Mandelbaum
The Single Most Dangerous Place in the World

The Single Most Dangerous Place in the World

Taiwan has the potential to draw the world’s two strongest states into war.

Michael Mandelbaum
Lessons from the Past

Lessons from the Past

When it comes to Iran, the historical record carries some important lessons for today.

Michael Mandelbaum
The Making of the President, Sixty Years Ago

The Making of the President, Sixty Years Ago

In 1960 journalist Theodore H. White wrote his bestselling, Pulitzer-Prize-winning book about John F. Kennedy’s presidential campaign. Our editorial board member Michael Mandelbaum looks back.

Michael Mandelbaum
Saudi Arabia at a Crossroads
Books

Saudi Arabia at a Crossroads

Can MBS pull off what no other Arab ruler in the Middle East has—a dynamic, thriving economy—without tipping the kingdom into instability?

Michael Mandelbaum
The Peace Illusion

The Peace Illusion

There’s a good reason the century-long Israeli-Palestinian conflict has not been solved: it can’t be.

Michael Mandelbaum