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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 and Events

The Lessons of the Pandemic

The Lessons of the Pandemic

The United States did some things well and some things poorly—and important questions remain unanswered.

Michael Mandelbaum
Alliances and Their Discontents

Alliances and Their Discontents

Alliances—the only thing worse is not having them.

Michael Mandelbaum
The Fate of the Spy Novel

The Fate of the Spy Novel

The Cold War is a tough act to follow.

Michael Mandelbaum

May. 17, 2021: Katherine Epstein discusses her article in American Purpose, "The Tolling Bell." Moderated by Michael Mandelbaum

Join us on May 17, 2021 to hear Katherine Epstein discusses her article in American Purpose, "The Tolling Bell." Moderated by Michael Mandelbaum. Katherine C. Epstein is associate professor of history at Rutgers University-Camden and author of Torpedo: Inventing the Military-Industrial Complex in the United States and Great Britain (2014)

Katherine C. Epstein, 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