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Michael Mandelbaum

Michael Mandelbaum

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

What Do American Universities and Communist Political Systems Have in Common?

What Do American Universities and Communist Political Systems Have in Common?

More than you think.

Michael Mandelbaum
Why Opponents of American Support for Ukraine Are Mistaken

Why Opponents of American Support for Ukraine Are Mistaken

Politicians in Congress are blocking critical military aid to Ukraine. They have serious criticisms that deserve serious answers. Here they are.

Michael Mandelbaum
A Third-Party Presidential Candidate?

A Third-Party Presidential Candidate?

The unpopularity of Joe Biden and Donald Trump has created a demand for an alternative. What does history suggest about the chances for a successful third-party candidacy?

Michael Mandelbaum
The Long-Lasting Legacy of the Spanish-American War

The Long-Lasting Legacy of the Spanish-American War

The war of 1898 gave rise to features of American policy foreign policy that remain important today.

Michael Mandelbaum
The Mind of Vladimir Putin

The Mind of Vladimir Putin

A new book describes what the author of Russia’s aggressive war against Ukraine thinks he is doing, and why.

Michael Mandelbaum
Shakespeare on Power

Shakespeare on Power

A compelling new book shows that the greatest writer in the English language was, among many other things, a shrewd observer of power.

Michael Mandelbaum
The Friends and Foes of Democracy in Israel

The Friends and Foes of Democracy in Israel

Both sides in the extraordinarily divisive conflict over judicial reform claim to be defending democracy. Only one is correct.

Michael Mandelbaum
Raymond Chandler: An American Classic

Raymond Chandler: An American Classic

Ninety years ago the literary career of one of America’s greatest writers of popular, and distinctively American, fiction began.

Michael Mandelbaum