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About jackgoldstone

Hazel Professor of Public Policy at George Mason University

Be very afraid

Dear Friends, I have now returned from my 9 months in Hong Kong, where my plans to start a new program in public policy — what would have been HK’s first School of Public Policy — came apart in the … Continue reading

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Trump and fatherhood

My colleague Jeremy Mayer recently wrote a compelling article for the American Interest: Big Daddy Trump Jeremy points out that the defense of Trump’s candidacy by praising his children is a highly stilted and inappropriate way to evaluate a presidential … Continue reading

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How Global Patterns of Inequality are changing — and raising geopolitical risks

My new essay on this topic has been posted on FOREIGNAFFAIRS.COM at https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/world/2016-03-28/wealthier-world-poorer-nation Here is a summary of the conclusions: _________________________________________________________________ Emerging nations are suspended between being rich enough to have a stake in global leadership, and still often being … Continue reading

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I’m Back!

Dear Friends, Some of you may have noticed the long silence on this blog site.  I have spent the last three months transitioning to a new position, as the founding Director of a new Institute for Public Policy at the … Continue reading

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When Vision Fails

It is remarkable that, in response to ISIS’s attacks in Paris, all kinds of remedies and actions are now being vehemently proposed:  adding Western ground troops to the forces attacking ISIS, setting new restrictions on the movement of refugees from … Continue reading

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Fighting Islamic Terror in a Multipolar and Asymmetric World

Events in November – the downing of a Russian airliner over the Sinai and the mass killings in Paris – should make it abundantly clear that we are no longer living in a world where conflicts between major states are … Continue reading

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Europe’s Migration Puzzle

(This entry first appeared on the PS21 blog site; a great site for insights on 21st century politics) Europe has a problem with immigrants.   That is hardly news – it has been true for decades.  But the problem has now … Continue reading

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