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Senior Fellow the Center for Transatlantic Relations, SAIS-Johns Hopkins (Washington, D.C.)
Author of numerous books, and over 60 articles and published papers. Recent works on American foreign policy and the Middle East are "Fear & Dread In The Middle East", and "Democracy Promotion & Islam". He also has written "Nuclear Power and Non-Proliferation" (Cambridge University Press) and "The Politics of International Monetary Reform" for the Center For International Affairs at Harvard. His work has appeared in major journals in the United States and Europe, such as Europe's World, European Affairs, World Politics, Comparative Politics, Foreign Policy, International Studies Quarterly, International Affairs, Survival, Politique Etrangere, and Internationale Politik.
Directed funded research projects with colleagues at leading universities and institutes in Britain, France, Germany and Italy, including the Sorbonne, Bonn University, King's College -- London, and Universita di Firenze.
Invited lecturer at major universities and institute in the United States and abroad, including Georgetown University, UCLA, the National Defense University, the State Department, Sorbonne, Ecole des Sciences Politiques, Royal Institute of International Affairs, International Institute of Strategic Studies, University of London, German Council on Foreign Relations, Konrad Adenauer Foundation, and Italian Institute of International Affairs.
Previous teaching and research appointments at Cornell, Stanford, Harvard, MIT, Brookings Institution, University of California -- San Diego, and Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the National Defense University.
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, December 19, 2013 Ryan, Rand and 'Altruism'
Rand spawned a juvenile creed of unmitigated selfishness that resounded for a while with young egoists who fantasized that they were 'supermen' who should disdain the social ethics that enslaved lesser men.
The phenomenon's significance lies not in the anthropological curiosity item that is the sociopathic Randian sect. More compelling is its melding with atavistic elements of American tradition into a movement...
(14 comments) SHARE Tuesday, December 17, 2013 Ur Imperialism
Is national and individual self esteem so rooted in the belief of American exceptionalism and superiority that it would be fatally impaired by acknowledging our ordinariness? and, does the sense of being a nonpareil people necessitate global preeminence?
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, April 8, 2013 Plutocracy's Toll on America
Plutocracy in the current American style is having pernicious effects that go beyond the dominant influence of the rich on the nation's economy and government. It is setting precedents and modeling the unaccountability and irresponsibility that is pervading executive power throughout the society. Two successive presidential administrations and two decades of rogue behavior by corporate elites have set norms now evident...
(20 comments) SHARE Tuesday, September 6, 2011 The Great Betrayal
Barack Obama's betrayal will resonate in history long after he has become just another name on the over-priced celebrity speaker circuit. It is a betrayal of far more than the youthful idealists and loyal progressives who put him in the White House. Obama has unmoored the Democratic Party from its foundations -- philosophical and electoral.