mead berger shevtsova garfinkle michta grygiel blankenhorn bayles
Walter Russell Mead
Editor-at-large, The American Interest Online.
The French Vote
Low Turnout and Macron’s Partial Victory

By electing Emmanuel Macron, the French have voted to throw the bums out. But the low turnout suggests that he could be next.

Southern Strategy
© Shutterstock
A Smarter Approach to Cuba

President Trump should make Venezuela, not the ghost of the Bay of Pigs, the center of his Cuba policy.

A Conversation with Oleksandr Danylyuk
The Ukrainian Reformation

Ukraine’s Finance Minister speaks with TAI about his ambitious reform project and hopes for a self-sustaining economy. Below is an edited transcript.

May's Gamble
Did Israel Just Win the British Election?

The Conservatives have joined forces with the DUP, the most “Jacksonian” political force in the UK.

Trump vs. Trudeau
In the Anglosphere, Diversity Is Strength

Canada is defining its foreign policy agenda in sharp contrast to Trump’s, but the ties that bind the two countries remain as strong as ever.

Gulf Crisis—Palestine Opportunity
Squeezing Qatar to Make Hamas Scream

As the Saudis and Emiratis try to force Qatar into the anti-Iran front, it’s possible to imagine a post-Hamas Palestine.

Robotics Revolution
Robots Could Block Path out of Poverty

The idea that technological progress brings peace and prosperity is one that Americans are instinctively inclined to believe, but the bumps in the road can be ferocious.

European Disunion
Juncker: EU Can’t Extort (or Enforce) Democracy

The Commission’s president admits that the EU’s foundational commitments to democracy and human rights are essentially unenforceable.

At Home
Memorial Day

A reminder that under the strain of war and political polarization, the United States is slowly becoming an uglier and more dangerous place.

Unintended Consequences
Trump’s Gifts to Merkel and Macron

The U.S. President did not go to Europe planning to punish Britain, reward Germany and promote France. But that is exactly what he did.

Via Meadia Icon
Recent Via Meadia
Walter Russell Mead & Staff
The Way Forward

Democrats had better wake up and compete, or they risk another shellacking next year—and in 2020.

Asia's Game of Thrones

Top British officials are announcing a new naval priority: challenging Beijing’s claims in the South China Sea.

American Innovation

It’s innovative projects like this that will rescue America’s healthcare system.

The Importance of Reinvestment

Conventional producers are slashing costs and once again reinvesting in new projects.

String of Pearls

After ensnaring Sri Lanka in a debt trap, China is poised to profit by acquiring a strategic port on the Indian Ocean.


It is hard to imagine any other NATO member hosting ships from a navy that is busily building islands in South China sea—not to mention carrying out live-fire drills in the Mediterranean.

© The American Interest LLC 2005-2017 About Us Masthead Submissions Advertise Customer Service