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.

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

The Gang Leader Speaks

Biden and the World: A Deeper Look at His Foreign Affairs Team

Biden and the World: A First Look at His Foreign Affairs Team

Restoring Democracy, Strengthening the Right to Vote

Trump’s Game

In Defense of Confucius Institutes

Our Deranged President

Trump Unmasked

Defeating a Demagogue: A Reminder from History

Trump’s China Diversion

The Israel-UAE Agreement: Good for a Few, Bad for Most

The World Bank’s Poverty Illusion

For Trump, It’s Mission Accomplished

The Coming New World Disorder

AWOL: Trump’s Disappearing Leadership

Trump’s Cure and Our Disease

Derelict Leadership on Health Security

Nukes: The unmentionable Election Issue: Getting to Zero

Nukes: The Unmentionable Election Issue

Embarrassing Moments from Trump’s Visit to India

Poor Bill Barr

Donald Trump’s Fantasy World