Publications by Joshua Muravchik

Prof. Joshua Muravchik discusses problems with Tunisia's democratic transition

Publication Date: Tuesday, July 16, 2013

While Egypt's revolution devolves into chaos, Tunisia's democratic transition, which until now has been the most promising of any in the Arab world, is also in jeopardy.   {read more}

Prof. Joshua Muravchik remembers the late Herb Romerstein in Commentary Magazine

Publication Date: Tuesday, July 9, 2013

In a recent article published by Commentary Magazine, Professor Joshua Muravchik writes about the late Herb Romerstein, who had taught at IWP for many years.   {read more}

Enough Said: The False Scholarship of Edward Said

Publication Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Columbia University’s English Department may seem a surprising place from which to move the world, but this is what Professor Edward Said accomplished.  {read more}

Alive and Well: American power and influence need not be on the wane

Publication Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Intellectual error is not necessarily bad. It is sometimes the price of imagination and bold thinking. But it may also be the result of sloppy reasoning, wishful thinking, or the venal desire to sell copy. So it is not necessarily good, either.  {read more}

Obama’s second term: two views on the Peace Process – view one

View one: the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is not yet soluble

Publication Date: January 30, 2013

Conventional wisdom says that time is running out on a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict. The opposite is more nearly correct. While a two-state solution remains, and will remain for the foreseeable future the only feasible solution, the conflict is not yet soluble.  {read more}

Protection Racket: ‘Responsibility to Protect’ Becomes a Doctrine

Publication Date: July/August 2011

NATO's deployment of air power against Muammar el-Qaddafi's forces in Libya has been called-by some with hope, by others with alarm-the first exercise of the "Responsibility to Protect." This new principle, which calls for international military action against "genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity," was endorsed at the 2005 "high- level plenary meeting" of the UN General Assembly. It is so contemporary that it has been given a textable, Tweetable acronym-R2P.  {read more}

US 'Intelligence': Blinded by Ideology

Publication Date: Thursday, February 17, 2011

President Obama is reported to be upset that US intelligence agencies failed to foresee Egypt's unrest, and he has apparently ordered an accounting. Experience, however, teaches that political events almost always surprise us, and the real problem with America's intelligence analysts is one that Obama probably does not want to hear.  {read more}

R.I.P., Mariusz Handzlik: An Article by Prof. Muravchik

Publication Date: Monday, May 24, 2010

Of the 97 victims of the crash of the Polish presidential airplane outside Smolensk, there were many officials of very high rank, but I would bet that there was not a finer human being among them than Mariusz Handzlik, undersecretary of state in the office of the president.  {read more}

Muravchik comments on Ahmad Chalabi

Publication Date: Thursday, March 18, 2010

In a recent World Affairs Journal article, IWP Professor Joshua Muravchik comments on Ahmad Chalabi's failure to promote democracy and U.S. interests in Iraq.    {read more}

Muravchik writes on "The Abandonment of Democracy"

Publication Date: Wednesday, July 1, 2009

IWP Adjunct Professor Joshua Muravchik suggests that Barack Obama's "Cairo oration [of June 4, 2009] was a culmination of the themes of Obama's early months. He had blamed America for the world financial crisis, global warming, Mexico's drug wars, for 'failure to appreciate Europe's role in the world,' and in general for 'all too often' trying 'to dictate our terms.' He had reinforced all this by dispatching his Secretary of State on what the New York Times dubbed a 'contrition tour' of Asia and Latin America. Now he added apologies for overthrowing the government of Iran in 1953, and for treating the Muslim countries as 'proxies' in the Cold War 'without regard to their own aspirations.'  {read more}

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