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.

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

India’s Failed Democracy

Thanks to Trump, Iran has the Upper Hand

The Democrats’ Scarlet Letter Strategy

When it Comes to Corporate Taxes, it’s Always Christmas

The Afghanistan Pentagon Papers

Hong Kong, Xinjiang, and the Insecurity of China’s Leadership

Getting Rid of Treacherous Friends

From President to Autocrat

Will Trump Leave Quietly?

Overreach, the Achilles Heel of Autocrats

Listen to the Children

No War for Saudi Oil!

Farewell, John Bolton

Trump and the Climate Crisis–a Crime Against Humanity

China’s Hong Kong Nightmare, and the US Response

Our Racist President

The US-China Trade War: A Cease-Fire, Nothing More

Trump-Kim III: Making History Without Making Progress?

Iran—Who and Where is The Threat?

Impeach Trump

Why the Trade War with China is So Dangerous

Another Fake “Emergency”

Baiting Iran

At Risk—the Idea of America

Wealth, Stealth, and Boeing

Trump’s Nightmare Budget

Trump and Kim, Act II

Game Over? Report Card on Our Planet’s Environment

On China, the US Public Stands Apart

Trump’s Crusade in Latin America

The Shame of the One Percent Continues

Weaponizing Humanitarian Aid

China Policy: Disappointment Is No Excuse

Is China a “Responsible Great Power”?

Getting Away with Murder

A Victory for Diplomacy on the Korean Peninsula

On Dealing with China

Coming Apart? Maybe Not

Another Week Under Trumpocracy