Walter Russell Mead, Wall Street Journal

Walter Russell Mead

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Past articles by Walter:

Putin’s Nuclear Threat Is Real

The conflict isn’t only about Ukraine. He’s waging a global war on the U.S.-led order. → Read More

Campus Wokeness Harms America Around the World

Promoting liberal values at home and abroad was long central to higher education’s mission. → Read More

The Iran Nuclear Deal’s Convulsive Death

Biden will face a test like no other as Putin and Xi see America’s global power faltering. → Read More

A Feckless American Foreign Policy’s Legacy

U.S. post-Cold War complacency made today’s menacing world possible. → Read More

Can Biden Correct Obama’s Mistakes in the Middle East?

The opening to Iran, and the fiascoes in Libya and Syria, were devastating to U.S. credibility. But they brought Israel and its Arab neighbors closer together. → Read More

Wokeness Is Putin’s Weapon

Russia and China capitalize on the West’s moral and political confusion. → Read More

‘If Putin Was a Woman . . .’

To grasp the Russian president’s worldview, just binge-watch ‘Catherine the Great.’ → Read More

End of the German Idyll

Its industrial prowess, cheap Russian energy, and access to global markets are at risk. → Read More

Slouching to Saudi Arabia

Biden’s reluctant decision to visit MBS will reset a vital strategic relationship. → Read More

Indonesia Tunes Out the U.S.

‘Pivot to Asia’ skeptics in Jakarta fear Biden and the American foreign-policy establishment care more about Europe than them. → Read More

Handle the India-U.S. Relationship With Care

The world’s largest democracy often sees things very differently than America. → Read More

Blinken’s Indo-Pacific Blueprint

A clear statement of American national strategy that deserves bipartisan support. → Read More

Kissinger vs. Soros on Russia and Ukraine

The notable nonagenerians offer dueling visions of world order at the World Economic Forum. → Read More

Managing a World Order in Crisis

Biden’s foreign policy revs up but observers abroad are skeptical of an economic plan that has caused record inflation and high gas prices. → Read More

What Southeast Asia Wants From America

For starters, access to U.S. markets and a military buildup to counter China. → Read More

Biden’s Middle East Opportunity

Putin’s failing war in Ukraine is a chance for the U.S. to rebuild an alliance crucial to its security. → Read More

Another Cuban Missile Crisis?

With its echoes of the Cold War, Russia’s invasion has utterly altered world politics. → Read More

Russia Squeezes Kazakhstan

The U.S. should curb Moscow’s clout in its highly dependent and oil-rich neighbor. → Read More

The End of Russia’s Empire?

Moscow has a stake in the Ukraine war that is greater than Putin’s career. → Read More

Putin’s Ukraine War Roils U.S.-India Ties

Policies that drive Russia closer to China and Pakistan aren’t in New Delhi’s interests. → Read More