Mel Gurtov

Mel Gurtov is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Portland State University, Editor-in-Chief of Asian Perspective, an international affairs quarterly and blogs at In the Human Interest.

Nancy Pelosi’s Taiwan Trip: A Needless Provocation

Five Reasons Why Nancy Pelosi Should Postpone a Trip to Taiwan

Back to the Future: Biden in the Middle East

Water, Water, No Longer Everywhere

China’s Surveillance State and its Meaning for Us

Europe’s Uneasy Unity on the War in Ukraine

Co-opted: The UN’s Misguided Mission to Xinjiang

The Arsenal, but Not of Democracy

Biden, Taiwan, and Strategic Ambiguity

North Korea: Missiles Over Human Security

It’s “Now or Never” on Climate Change

From Cold War to Cold War

The Coming Old New Order

Take the Gloves Off

Crimes of War

Big Oil’s War Bonanza

When Will it End, and How?

An Engagement Moment for the US and China

Thinking About the Unthinkable in the Ukraine Crisis

Putin’s War

Employing Confidence Building Measures in the Ukraine Crisis

China’s Careful Dance Around the Ukraine Crisis

Destroying Democracy: China in Hong Kong

Downhill from the Summit for Democracy

Putin’s Democracy Problem: Civil Society and Ukraine

Finding Common Ground with China

Israel’s New Leadership Offers Nothing New to Palestinians

Dim Prospects for Climate Mitigation

Gravy train: Corporate Profiteering on National Defense

Dissecting North Korea’s Missile Tests

Donald J. Trump: Traitor

The China Initiative, a Flawed and Dysfunctional Policy

The US and Yemen: Putting a Disreputable Policy Right

Game of Thieves in the Amazon

Pegasus and the Global Surveillance Business

Influence Peddling, a Threat to Both Democracy and a Humane Foreign Policy

Presidential Prerogatives

Intervention in Haiti?

Saving the US-Iran Nuclear Agreement

The Pentagon’s Untouchable Budget

Saving Democracy in America

War Over Taiwan? Avoiding a US-China Miscalculation

After the Ceasefire: Peace or War?

Getting Back to Basics in Policy on Israel

North Korea is Back on the US Agenda

The US-China Dialogue of the Deaf in Alaska

Repression in Myanmar

Biden’s Opportunity with China

United We Fail

A Progressive Agenda for Biden’s Foreign Policy