Apart from his role at The American Interest, Jeff is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves on several advisory boards, including Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service Masters Program, the Institute for State Effectiveness, the Justice for Journalists Foundation, and the Tocqueville Conversations. Together with former U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic, Norm Eisen, Jeff is co-chair of the Transatlantic Democracy Working Group. Jeff is the author/editor of several books, including The Hidden Hand: Gorbachev and the Collapse of East Germany (1992).
As Freedom House prepares the release of its annual report (due out next month), TAI speaks with the veteran observer on the twists and turns of democracy around the world since the end of the Cold War.
The defining feature of the impeachment hearings has been an inability to agree on the contours of reality—which bodes ill for the future of liberal democracy. In the new print issue, Susan B. Glasser and David J. Kramer talk democracy in the age of Trump. Also in the issue: the China challenge, plus race, culture, and identity in America.