Recent Lectures


Economic Sanctions: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford University Press, 2022)

The Peacemakers: Leadership Lessons from Twentieth-Century Statesmanship (W.W. Norton and Company, April 2018)

Power in a Complex Global System, co-editor with Louis W. Pauly (Routledge, 2014)

American Foreign Policy:  The Dynamics of Choice in the 21st Century (New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 5th edition 2013) 4th edition 2010, 3rd 2006; 2nd 2004, 1st 2000

The End of Arrogance: America in the Global Competition of Ideas, co-authored with Steve Weber (Harvard University Press, 2010).


“Russia-Ukraine Sanctions,” Wilson Quarterly, Summer 2022,

Review, Nicholas Mulder’s The Economic Weapon: The Rise Sanctions as a Tool of Modern War (Yale University Press, 2022), in Lawfire,

“Biden Hopes Sanctions Will Deter Russia. It May Not Be So Easy,” Washington Post -The Monkey Cage, February 18, 2022,

“Biden Is Ready to Deploy Sanctions Against Russia, but Will the Bite Live Up to the `Bark?” Washington Post, January 25, 2022,

With James Goldgeier, “Biden’s Democracy Summit Was Never a Good Idea. But Here’s How to Make It Work,” Politico, December 5, 2021,

“Be Wary of China Threat Inflation,” Foreign Policy, July 30, 2021,

“Weaponized Interdependence, The Dynamics of 21st Century Power, and U.S. Grand Strategy” in Daniel Drezner, Henry Farrell and Abraham Newman, eds., The Uses and Abuses of Weaponized Interdependence  (Brookings Institution Press, 2021).

With James Goldgeier, “A Democracy Summit Is Not What the Doctor Ordered,” Foreign Affairs, December 14, 2020,  and “The United States Needs a Democracy Summit at Home,” Foreign Affairs, January 9, 2021,

“Refocusing U.S. Grand Strategy on Pandemic and Environmental Mass Destruction,” The Washington Quarterly 43:3 (Fall 2020).

“American Foreign Policy and the 2020 Election,” Centre of Gravity Series,  Australia National University, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, Strategic and Defence Studies Center, October 2020,

With James Goldgeier,  “The United States Is Not Entitled to Lead the World,” Foreign Affairs, September 25, 2020,

“Lincoln, FDR and Sizing Up Donald Trump,” The Globalist, April 5, 2020,

“Burying and Unburying History: American Strategy in a Faulknerian World,” War on the Rocks, January 1, 2020,

Roundtable, “American Diplomacy and the Case for Its Renewal,” H-Diplo/ISSF, December 17, 2019,

“Right-Sizing U.S. Foreign Policy: A Progressive Approach,” Democracy: Journal of Ideas (Fall 2019).

“Trump, Kim and the Three Ps of Summit Diplomacy,” War on the Rocks, February 7, 2019,

“That Post-Liberal Order International World: Some Core Characteristics,” Lawfare, September 9, 2018,

“Millennials Are So Over U.S. Domination of World Affairs,” The Conversation, July 26, 2018,

“Some Summits Soar, Some Plunge, Foreign Policy, June 11, 2018,

“Strategic Recalibration: A Palmerstonian Middle East Strategy,” in Order from Ashes: New Foundations for Security in the Middle East, Michael Wahid Hann and Thanassis Cambanis (New York and Washington: The Century Foundation and Brookings Institution, 2018).

“The Liberal Order Isn’t Coming Back” What Next?”, Democracy: A Journal of Ideas 48 (Spring 2018),

“ISSF Roundtable on America Abroad: The United States’ Global Role in the 21st Century, H-DIPLO, March 19, 2018, Contributor,’-global-role

“Public Opinion and Donald Trump’s Foreign Policy: Initial Assessment,” in H-Diplo/ISSSF, Policy Roundtable, Public Opinion and the Trump administration’s Foreign Policy, Sarah Kreps (ed.), 27 September 2017,

“Global Governance, the United Nations and the Challenge of Trumping Trump,” Global Governance 23 (2017).

“The Post-Trump World in Context: The United States and Northeast Asian Strategic Order,” Global Asia 11:4 (December 2016),

“Americans Don’t Think Much of Trump’s ‘America First’: That’s Good, But . . .”, Duck of Minerva, October 16, 2017,

“Apart, Atop, Amidst: America in the World,” War on the Rocks, January 12, 2017,