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.

Saving Democracy

While Rome (and Most Everywhere Else) Burns

Human Rights Trumped

“Gangsterism” or “Progress”? Examining North Korea’s Latest Statement on Denuclearization

At Home and Abroad, Trump Abandons Human Rights

After Singapore, Is Iran the Next US Target?

What Happened at the Singapore Summit

Trump’s War on the Poor: An Impeachable Offense

Who Is Kim Yong-chol?

In Iran and North Korea, China Holds Some Cards

Who’s to Blame If the US-North Korea Summit Isn’t Held?

Breaking the Iran Deal: The Delusion of Victory

The Korean Summit and After: What the Experts Say, and Miss

Will Abe Shinzo “Make Japan Great Again”?

The Syrian Quandary

Trump’s Dangerous Game of Chicken

The Coming Crisis with Iran

A Blank Check for Repression? A Saudi Leader Visits Washington

Trump Attacks Earth, Resistance and Innovation

Defying the Hawks on the Way to a Trump-Kim Summit

Getting to “Yes” with North Korea

Ignorance and Greed: Trump’s War on the Environment

Was There Really a Breakthrough in US-North Korea Relations?

The Middle East Peace Process: A Cruel Joke

Kushner and China: Where Money Talks

Dubious Partnership: The US and Saudi Arabia

Momentum for Talks with North Korea?

The Calculated Destruction of America’s Government

Stop the Wars: Congress vs. the President

The Trump-Xi Meeting in Beijing, Very Briefly

Are We in a “Post-American Era”?

Trump’s Benghazi

The Tragedy of American Foreign Policy

Trump and Kim, A Dangerous Pairing

Dealing with North Korean Missiles

Echoes of Reagan: Another Nuclear Buildup

Farewell, Steve Bannon

Trump’s Collapsing World

Trump’s Threats

Reaching Paris Without Stopping in Washington

APB: The US-China-North Korea Tangle

Advise, Assist, Arm: The United States at War

Disengaging with Cuba

Keeping Trump Alive: A Strange Consensus

Anti-Science Trumps Climate Change

Watergate II? A Scenario for Trump’s Resignation

Our Imperiled Democracy

No Exit? The NY Times and North Korea

Trump’s Shortsighted Intervention in Syria

“They’ll Never Learn” Department: Trump and North Korea