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 Universityâs 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: Libertyâs Surest Guardian: American Nation-Building from the Founders to Obama. In 2007, Smithsonian Magazine named him one of Americaâs âTop Young Innovatorsâ in the Arts and Sciences.
Western Help for Ukraine
February 23rd 2014
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
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
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...
August 6th 2013
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
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...