Stephen Walt

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US president Joe Biden giving an update on the ending the war in Afghanistan and the withdrawal of the last of the  American troops from the region.  Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

It was the moment that marked end of the American century. It was the death knell of the Atlantic alliance. It was, as Francis Fukuyama put it, “a maj(...)

Donald Trump: Each of his broken treaties and tariff rounds can be read as a nudge towards that destiny: a bid to make America normal again. Photograph: Olivier Douliery/EPA

To become a “normal country” is the dream of more than one republic. The world is familiar enough with the German case. Having atoned for the war and (...)

Mein Kampf: “At least with authoritative and objective contextual information, its republication will contribute to that education; it will also serve as a reminder of what a turgid, boring, rambling and terrible read it is.” Photo: Russ Juskalian/The New York Times

To publish or not to publish Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf? That is the question that has arisen at various stages since the end of the second World War a(...)