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Restoring the Presidency to What the Founders Intended

Dallas Morning News (21 September 2017).

Corpus Christi Caller Times (19 September 2017).

Trump is Everything the Founding Fathers Feared in a President

History News Network (7 September 2017).

Trump Disrespects Nation-Building, but it is the Key to Long-Term Victory in Afghanistan

New York Daily News (22 August 2017).

Memorial Day, Leadership, and National Service

Houston Chronicle (27 May 2017).

Dallas Morning News (26 May 2017).

San Antonio Express-News (28 May 2017).

Waco Tribune-Herald (28 May 2017).

Austin Statesman (28 May 2017).

Psychology Today (25 May 2017).

Trump’s First 100 Days of Shame

USA Today (28 April 2017).

Dallas Morning News (27 April 2017).

Houston Chronicle (1 May 2017).

Austin Statesman (27 April 2017).

Waco Tribune-Herald (28 April 2017).

Abilene Reporter-News (28 April 2017).

The Monitor (30 April 2017).

Corpus Christi Caller Times (28 April 2017).

Trump is Taking Us Back to the Late 1920s

Dallas Morning News (21 February 2017).

What Trump Should Say in His Inaugural Address

Psychology Today (9 January 2017).

Dallas Morning News (10 January 2017).

Austin Statesman (10 January 2017).

Fort Worth Star-Telegram (11 January 2017).

Houston Chronicle (13 January 2017).

Could Public Service Heal Our Nation’s Wounds?

Houston Chronicle (3 December 2016).

Waco Tribune (7 December 2016).

How the Electoral College Can Save the Republic (with Jeffrey Tulis and Sanford Levinson)

New York Daily News (21 November 2016).

Renewing Our National Strength Requires Shared Sacrifice (with Mark Eaker)

Houston Chronicle (5 November 2016).

Dallas Morning News (10 November 2016).

San Antonio Express-News (10 November 2016).

Austin Statesman (10 November 2016).

A Deeply Divided Nation Needs the Next President to Go Big

Austin Statesman (26 October 2016).

Rio Grande Guardian (25 October 2016).

Dallas Morning News (31 October 2016).

Florida Sun Sentinel (1 November 2016).

Since 9/11 Our Fears Have Harmed Us, More than the Terrorists Have

Dallas Morning News (7 September 2016).

Houston Chronicle (11 September 2016).

Newsday (11 September 2016).

San Antonio Express-News (11 September 2016).

Wisconsin State Journal (11 September 2016).

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer (11 September 2016).

Arizona Daily Sun (9 September 2016).

Lexington Herald Leader (11 September 2016).

Desert Sun (11 September 2016).

Holland Sentinel (11 September 2016).

Herald and Review (11 September 2016).

Republicans Have a Moral Duty to Oppose Trump: Lessons from the 1936 Berlin Olympics

Houston Chronicle (19 July 2016).

Fort Worth Star-Telegram (19 July 2016).

Austin Statesman (19 July 2016).

How America’s Violent, Tribal Culture Supports Mass Shootings

Houston Chronicle (21 June 2016).

Providence Journal (16 June 2016).

Philadelphia Inquirer (15 June 2016).

Knoxville News Sentinel (15 June 2016).

The Monitor (14 June 2016).

Dallas Morning News (13 June 2016).

Austin Statesman (13 June 2016).

Waco Tribune (13 June 2016).

Historical Lessons for Fighting Terrorism

Dallas Morning News (22 March 2016).

Lessons from the Alamo for North America Today

Houston Chronicle (5 March 2016).

Justice Antonin Scalia’s Legacy

Dallas Morning News (14 February 2016).

How Presidents Try to Shape Policy Through the Supreme Court

San Antonio Express-News (23 January 2016).

Austin Statesman (7 February 2016).

Sending More US Troops to the Middle East will Repeat Past Mistakes

Orlando Sentinel (18 December 2015).

Admitting Refugees Will Help Defeat ISIS

Houston Chronicle (19 November 2015).

We Need More Veterans’ Voices in our Policy Debates

Houston Chronicle (11 November 2015).

Capital Times, Wisconsin (11 November 2015).

Why Presidential Elections Matter

Austin Statesman (11 October 2015).

Historical Lessons for Choosing the Next President

Dallas Morning News (6 September 2015).

Weekly Column on Politics, History, and Foreign Policy

The Daily Texan (Fall 2014- Spring 2015).

The Iran Nuclear Deal Offers Time and Openness

Austin Statesman (26 July 2015).

The Enduring Costs of War, and Our Patriotic Duty

Houston Chronicle (22 May 2015).

On Anniversary of Pearl Harbor Attack, Future of U.S-Japan relations

Houston Chronicle (7 December 2014)

How America Helped ISIS (co-written with Andrew Thompson)

New York Times (2 October 2014)

Unconditional Israel Support Does Not Serve U.S. Interests

Houston Chronicle (31 July 2014)

States Should Act to Contain Russia’s Proxy Wars

Daily Texan (28 July 2014)

A Certain Breed of Fascism: Containing Putin’s Russia

Alcalde Magazine (5 May 2014)

Intolerance, Boycotts, and the ASA

Academe Blog (20 December 2013)

Neutralizing North Korea

New York Times (13 April 2013)

Defending Democracy by Teaching History

Real Clear Politics, 18 January 2013

What Kind of History Should We Teach?

Alcalde Magazine, 9 January 2013

Academe Blog, 10 January 2013

The Crisis of Our Universities

CNN.com, 19 June 2012

Obama’s Strategic Retreat in Afghanistan

CNN.com, 2 May 2012

America’s Self-Defeating Cycle in Afghanistan

CNN.com, 12 March 2012

Is America Really an Empire?

Salon, 26 October 2011

America the Overcommitted

New York Times, 14 October 2011

Our Next Step in the Middle East

Daily Beast, 7 October 2011

How to Leave a Strong Afghanistan

CNN.com 27 September 2011

Obama’s Anti-Nuclear Vision After the Cold War

Aargauer Zeitung (Zurich, Switzerland) 10 April 2010
English Language Version: globalbrief.ca 12 April 2010

Where are the Kissingers for the 21st Century?

Toronto Globe and Mail (February 28, 2010)

Twenty Years Since the Fall of the Berlin Wall

From the Cold War to a “Common European Home”

Aargauer Zeitung (6 November 2009)

The Real History of the Korean War

Sixty years ago the defeat of Imperial Japan left the Korean peninsula divided into two antagonistic states one dominated by the Soviet Union, the other dominated by the United States. Both Korean states, and their foreign patrons, hoped to unite the nation behind their respective regimes. The devastating war of 1950-53 failed to fulfill this promise, prolonging the suffering and the division of the Korean people. To this day, Koreans grieve for their loss and long for unification.

Read this editorial in Korean, Japanese, and English at The Chosun Ilbo (October 18, 2005) …

A chance for Bush to salvage his foreign policy

…America’s long time adversary, Iran, similarly contends with a clash of generations and worldviews at home, as well as a cast of external challengers, including the International Atomic Energy Agency and the United Nations Security Council. Leaders in Washington and Tehran need one another. The White House should pursue a “China opening” with Iran. Although Kissinger’s insights from the Vietnam War have not helped in Iraq, his maneuvers with China do provide a model for navigating relations with Iran…

Read the full editorial at the Boston Globe (July 2007) …

This editorial also appeared in the New York Times, 24 July 2007…

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About Jeremi Suri
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Jeremi Suri holds the Mack Brown Distinguished Chair for Leadership in Global Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. He is a professor in the University's Department of History and the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs. Professor Suri is the author and editor of nine books on contemporary politics and foreign policy. Professor Suri's research and teaching have received numerous prizes. In 2007 Smithsonian Magazine named him one of America's "Top Young Innovators" in the Arts and Sciences. His writings appear widely in blogs and print media. Professor Suri is also a frequent public lecturer and guest on radio and television programs.

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