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.

Trumpcare: An International Embarrassment

While Our Attention is Elsewhere, Climate Change Worsens

Trump, Europe, and Chaos

The Honeymoon Is Over

Bannon’s Coup

How To Make Enemies

Trump’s America—and Ours

Donald Trump’s Lies And Team Trump’s Headaches

Donald Trump’s Fake News Conference

Unfit to Command

Voting Against Peace in Colombia

America’s Dangerous Moment

The Final Days of Donald Trump

Mission Impossible in the Middle East

How Trump Deals

Our Deteriorating Environment: Is Anybody Listening?

China’s Bad Day in Court

Unintended Consequences and the Warfare State

Is Brexit the End of the World?

Hillary’s Cowgirl Diplomacy?

Evaluating Obama’s Foreign Policy Record

North Korea’s New Weapons: Full Speed Ahead?

Sanctions and Defiance in North Korea

The Panama Papers and the 1%

Nuclear Insecurity

The Republicans: Cowardice in High Places

China–Broken Rice Bowls, Stifled Voices

Donald Trump—From One Tyrant to Another

Dark Spots, Light Spots, and Apple’s Protest

Is US-Russia Engagement Still Possible?

Deadlock: North Korea’s Nuclear Test and US Policy

Time for a Reset in US-Saudi Relations

Terrorism, American Style

US Imperial War Presidency?

The Paris Climate-Change Agreement: Hold the Champagne

Reality Check On China

Arming Dictators: An American Tradition

Manipulating Reality: Facebook is Listening to You

A Tale of Two Visitors

Rethinking Syria

China’s Insecurity

Consorting With the Devil

Netanyahu: An Enemy of Peace

The Engagement Critics

Keep It in the Ground, Obama

Man on the Run

The Pentagon Slush Fund

The Looming US-China Crisis in the South China Sea

The Iran Framework

India’s Shame, and the World’s