Damir Marusic
Damir Marusic is Executive Editor of The American Interest.
The Illiberal Challenge
Making Up Monsters to Destroy

Robert Kagan’s The Jungle Grows Back might be one of the most revealing foreign policy books of 2018. Its greatest value isn’t in its prescriptions, however, but rather in the fact that it stumbles upon a deeper truth about our current moment.

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2019 Predictions

Another year, another round of prognostication. TAI editors speculate about what 2019 has in store.

A Failed Deterrent
The Case for Russia Sanctions

Sanctions on Russia are not achieving their desired result for a whole slew of reasons. We should keep them in place anyway.

A Fight Over Sanctions
The Great Oligarch Whitewash

A strange campaign is afoot to cleanse the reputations of several oligarchs targeted by the latest round of Russia sanctions. Don’t buy into it.

Superpower Without a Cause
America the Erratic

Trump quitting the Iran Deal illustrates how foreign policy decision-making fundamentally changed after 2008.

A Letter from Germany
Dealing with the Dignity Deficit

Are the grievances tearing our societies apart at this hyper-polarized moment insurmountable? A week with some AfD voters and politicians gave me a measure of hope.

The Dangers of Democratic Determinism

Why neoconservatives, liberal internationalists, and democracy activists are misreading the present moment.

Correcting Conventional Wisdom
Strictly Speaking, Populists Do Not Exist

Populism is a means of doing politics, not an ideology. Getting this simple fact wrong leads well-meaning people down dangerous, anti-democratic paths.

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Faustian Bargain
To End Foreign Meddling, End Anonymity

Democratic sovereignty, free speech, perfect anonymity: pick two.

No Going Back
The End of Liberalism?

Democracy is doing just fine at this populist moment. Liberalism, however, is being destroyed by its most fervent supporters.

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