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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

Democracy’s Challenges and How to Meet Them

Democracy’s Challenges and How to Meet Them

Democracy faces different challenges in different places, which require different responses.

Michael Mandelbaum
Decisive Battles, Past and Present

Decisive Battles, Past and Present

The ongoing battle between Ukraine and Russia in Ukraine’s Donbas region recalls three great battles in the history of the United States.

Michael Mandelbaum
The Bankers Who Changed the World
Books

The Bankers Who Changed the World

Venture capital violates the norms of conventional banking and in so doing has helped to create Google, Facebook, Apple, and other giant, world-transforming businesses.

Michael Mandelbaum
Vartan Gregorian
Tribute

Vartan Gregorian

Today at Carnegie Hall, a special program celebrates the remarkable life and work of educator and academic impresario Vartan Gregorian, who died a year ago. We’re reposting Michael Mandelbaum’s tribute.

Michael Mandelbaum
Ukraine: The Return of the Cold War

Ukraine: The Return of the Cold War

The Cold War was not always cold, and the war in Ukraine repeats some of the patterns of that era.

Michael Mandelbaum
The Meaning of Presidents’ Day

The Meaning of Presidents’ Day

George Washington and Abraham Lincoln are worth remembering—now more than ever

Michael Mandelbaum
We Had Other Options

We Had Other Options

Michael Mandelbaum replies to Francis Fukuyama and Bruce Weinrod on NATO expansion.

Michael Mandelbaum
Anatomy of a Blunder

Anatomy of a Blunder

NATO expansion redivided Europe, isolated Ukraine, and enabled Vladimir Putin.

Michael Mandelbaum