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Michael Mandelbaum

Michael Mandelbaum

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Michael Mandelbaum is Professor Emeritus of American Foreign Policy at The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and the author, most recently, of Mission Failure: America and the World in the Post-Cold War Era.

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  1. The Iran Paradox
    Ayatollah Ali Hosseini Khamenei Iranian Supreme Leader press office/Getty Images

    The Iran Paradox

    Jul 14, 2017 Michael Mandelbaum reviews two recent books tracing the Islamic Republic’s political evolution and foreign policies since the country’s 1979 revolution.

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    Trump’s Hypocrisy on China

    Ian Buruma

    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recently called Richard Nixon's opening to China almost 50 years ago a failure, and went on to declare a virtual cold war against the Chinese. But Trump's blustering unilateralism and contempt for democratically elected leaders have left the US unable to forge the alliances Pompeo rightly says it needs.

    thinks current US policy is at least as harmful to democratic freedom around the world as Chinese bullying is.
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