Michael Hirsh, Foreign Policy

Michael Hirsh

Foreign Policy

Washington, DC, United States

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Past articles by Michael:

Is Cold War Between the United States and China Inevitable?

A new biography of George Kennan, the father of containment, raises questions about whether the old Cold War—and the emerging one with China—could have been avoided. → Read More

Democracy Struck Back Against Authoritarianism in 2022

After years of rising authoritarianism and xenophobic populism, democracy is strengthening. But a long struggle lies ahead. → Read More

Who’s Winning the U.S.-China Trade War? No One

With no end in sight, nationalism is trumping economic wisdom as global recession looms. → Read More

Trumpism Will Endure in the GOP Long After Donald Trump

The former U.S. president took control of a party that had already destroyed itself, several new books contend, and his malign influence will long survive him. → Read More

We Are Now in a Global Cold War

With NATO expanding its focus to China, new battle lines are being drawn. → Read More

The U.S. and China Haven’t Divorced Just Yet

Decoupling is all the rage. But a strong dollar and long-term corporate ties make the relationship as co-dependent as ever. → Read More

Iran Is Going Nuclear. The U.S. Had Plenty of Chances to Stop It.

How two decades of misjudgments by Washington helped lead Tehran to the nuclear brink. → Read More

Biden's Saudi Trip Will Do Little to Stop Rising Energy Prices

Soaring oil prices require a long-term fix and are in direct conflict with the world’s green agenda. The only way out may be a major recession. → Read More

Why We Need Davos Man Back

It’s fun to bash billionaires. But with the global system under assault, we need all the help we can get. → Read More

Is Biden Missing a Chance to Engage China?

Appalled by Russian President Vladimir Putin’s Ukraine debacle, Beijing could be open to a new U.S. approach. → Read More

Trump’s Poison Pills Are Still Toxic

Whether it’s Iran, China, Cuba, or immigration, U.S. President Joe Biden often finds himself stymied by his predecessor’s foreign policy. → Read More

Is Biden Fighting the Last War on Trade?

Critics question Trump-era tariffs as inflation climbs and U.S. leadership lags. → Read More

Biden’s Dangerous New Ukraine Endgame: No Endgame

With his strategy to “weaken” Russia, the U.S. president may be turning the Ukraine war into a global one. → Read More

The French-German Divide Is Back

Macron’s victory and Scholz’s wavering over Russia could shatter the momentary unity between Paris and Berlin. → Read More

Why Russia’s Economy Is Holding On

With oil exports strong in April, Putin avoids economic ruin while hammering Ukraine. → Read More

The Month That Changed a Century

Putin seeks to destroy not just Ukraine but the entire postwar global system. He may yet succeed. → Read More

Putin, Zelensky Still Talking—Through Israelis

Putin and Bennett spoke for an hour and a half on Monday even as the Russian assault grinds on. → Read More

Putin’s Thousand-Year War

The reasons for his anti-Western enmity stretch back over Russia's entire history, and will be with us for a long time. → Read More

Why Putin’s War Is the West’s Biggest Test Since World War II

There is every indication the Russian invasion of Ukraine has been plotted for maximum global impact. → Read More

What Biden Can Learn From Nixon About China

Fifty years later, Washington may be reversing a diplomatic masterstroke by driving Beijing and Moscow together. → Read More