Publications by Joshua Muravchik

What Trump and Tillerson don’t get about democracy promotion

Publication Date: Monday, August 7, 2017

The State Department is reportedly considering a new mission statement that will make no mention of encouraging democracy abroad. A White House aide recently suggested similar thinking would guide the president's pending National Security Strategy statement.  {read more}

This is what the beginning of the end of democracy looks like

Across the world, our form of government may have already reached its zenith.

Publication Date: Thursday, April 20, 2017

Freedom diminished around the world in 2016 for the 11th consecutive year, according to Freedom House.  {read more}

War with Iran is probably our best option

Publication Date: Monday, March 16, 2015

The logical flaw in the indictment of a looming "very bad" nuclear deal with Iran that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered before Congress this month was his claim that we could secure a "good deal" by calling Iran's bluff and imposing tougher sanctions. The Iranian regime that Netanyahu described so vividly - violent, rapacious, devious and redolent with hatred for Israel and the United States - is bound to continue its quest for nuclear weapons by refusing any "good deal" or by cheating.  {read more}

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}

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