John B. Judis

John Kerry's Peace Talks Are Almost Dead. A Preemptive Obituary
April 01, 2013

Things can change quickly in the Middle East, but right now, as I gaze Sarah Palin-like from my suburban Maryland office across the Atlantic and Mediterranean, it looks like John Kerry’s attempt to reignite peace talks between the Israelis and the Pa

Obama's Speech Won't Fix Israel
It was great, but a two-state solution is no more likely
March 22, 2013

Upon arriving in Israel yesterday, Barack Obama proclaimed the “unbreakable bonds” between the United States and Israel without once mentioning the Palestinians or the peace process.

Arguing Iraq—Ten Years Later
A symposium
March 20, 2013

MICHAEL IGNATIEFF: "For all the talk about futility and perversity in interventions, it is well to remember that not all of them have failed." 

Eve of Destruction
What it was like to oppose the Iraq War in 2003
March 18, 2013

What it was like to oppose the Iraq War in 2003.

Throw the Bums Out!
The populist moment in Europe and the United States
March 04, 2013

Why populists are dominating politics in Europe and the United States.

The Unlikely Celebrity of C. Everett Koop
As surgeon general, he infuriated the right and became famous
February 26, 2013

As Reagan's surgeon general, he took bold positions on AIDS and abortion and infuriated the right wing. 

Clueless in Gaza
New evidence that Bush undermined a two-state solution
February 19, 2013

George W. Bush's started a secret war on Hamas. Is Obama continuing it?

Hagel's Hell
Obama's Defense pick barely survives his Senate grilling
February 01, 2013

Obama's Defense pick barely survives his Senate grilling by John McCain and Ted Cruz.

Paul Krugman vs. Joseph Stiglitz
How income inequality could be slowing our recovery from the Great Recession
January 30, 2013

Given today’s report of economic contraction, it’s worth tuning in to a recent debate between liberal economists Joseph Stiglitz and Paul Krugman.

"We the People": The Sleight of Hand at the Heart of Obama's Second Inaugural
January 21, 2013

The phrase "We the People" has divided the country since the original debate over the Constitution.