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).
Articles and Events
The Two Faces of J. Edgar Hoover
The long-serving director of the FBI both abused his authority and created a model federal agency.
Henry Kissinger at 100
The former secretary of state has had a distinguished public career, one well worth remembering on his one hundredth birthday.
Can Baseball Survive the Computer Age?
America’s most conservative team sport is instituting significant changes in an effort to sustain its popular appeal.
Four Who Made History
A new book explores the four unusual people who formed the heart of Franklin D. Roosevelt's historic presidency.
The Sources of Chinese Conduct
China’s aggressive foreign policy has more than one cause, which means that it is likely to persist.
Microchips and the Future of International Politics
Tiny fragments of one of the world's most common materials have become central to twenty-first-century geopolitics.
Russia: The Burden of History
The deep historical roots of Putin's autocracy make it difficult to establish the kind of government in Russia that will live in peace with its neighbors.
Will the Best of All Possible Worlds Continue?
An expansive American role in the world is crucial for global stability. Will the United States sustain such a role?