Jeremi Suri

Jeremi Suri

Jeremi Suri is the Mack Brown Distinguished Professor for Global Leadership, History, and Public Policy at the University of Texas at Austin. He is a professor in the University’s Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law, the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, and the Department of History. Suri is the author of five books on contemporary politics and foreign policy. In September 2011, he will publish a new book on the past and future of nation-building: Liberty’s Surest Guardian: American Nation-Building from the Founders to Obama. In 2007, Smithsonian Magazine named him one of America’s “Top Young Innovators” in the Arts and Sciences.

Western Help for Ukraine

February 23rd 2014
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Ukraine is teetering on the edge of civil war. Courageous public demonstrations in Kiev and sympathetic parliamentary actions have caused the pro-Russian president of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych, to flee the capital. He has found sympathetic citizens, many of them armed, in the Eastern half of Ukraine and the Crimea. Russian influence... 

The Last of Our Heroes

December 5th 2013
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Nelson Mandela’s death is more than just the death of a great man. It is the death of a hero. He lived a life that combined radical ideas about racial equality and social democracy with a willingness to work among others who had different points of view. Mandela suffered for his beliefs, but he did not make others suffer for... 

Speak Up about Egypt

August 20th 2013
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Since July 3, when the Egyptian military overthrew the elected government of Mohamed Morsi, the United States has said almost nothing. President Barack Obama and his advisors have called for calm, non-violence, and elections, but the new leaders in Cairo have ignored these cautious and formulaic warnings. In the last two weeks the... 

Hiroshima’s Anniversary

August 6th 2013
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Today I had the opportunity to visit the site of the first atomic bombing, Hiroshima, and participate in the annual commemoration. Events began at 8:15am this morning, sixty-eight years after the world entered the atomic age. I have written and taught about the atomic bomb for more than a decade, but I never really understood the... 

Kissinger at 90

May 26th 2013
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Henry Kissinger was born on 27 May 1923, in the shadow of the First World War. As a child, he witnessed the democratic exuberance of Weimar Germany and the terrible despair of Nazi tyranny. As a refugee, he became an American citizen in the U.S. Army, fighting to save civilization, as he and others understood it. Kissinger returned...