John Gershman is a Clinical Associate Professor of Public Service, Associate Director of NYU’s Global MPH Program, and Director of Undergraduate Programs at Wagner. Previously he was the Director of the Global Affairs Program at the International Relations Center and the Co-Director of Foreign Policy In Focus.


Revisioning the International Compact for Afghanistan

Afghanistan’s trajectory after the parliamentary elections.

Planting the Seeds of Al-Qaidas Second Generation

Iraq’s revitalization of al-Qaida: Iraq appears to have become a recruiting tool, if not yet a recruiting ground, for militant jihadist causes and anti-American voices.

India and the Iran Vote in the IAEA

The military alliance of India with the United States had reached ??hitherto unimaginable and unprecedented levels of cooperation.??

The Six-Party Talks Agreement

Next steps in the negotiations with North Korea.

India, Iran, & the United States

Why would India jeopardize its relations with Iran while it is engaged in high stakes negotiations with Teheran over a $22 billion natural gas deal, and a $5 billion oil pipeline from Iran to India via Pakistan?

September Mornings in Maryland & Iraq

The cost to small towns of the war in Iraq.

The "New" Iraq: Discovery or Invention

The stakes in the referendum on the Iraqi Constitution.

The Future of U.S.-South Korean Security Relations

Since 2000, when U.S. relations with both halves of the Korean Peninsula seemed to be on the upswing, Washington has managed to unravel its incipient relationship with Pyongyang while tangling its ties with Seoul.

Iraq’s New Patent Law

When Former Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) administrator L. Paul Bremer III left Baghdad after the highly publicized “transfer of sovereignty” in June 2004, he left his imprint through 100 orders that he enacted as chief of the occupation authority in Iraq.

An “Affirmative Measure” to Help Prevent the Commission of War Crimes by the Bush Administration

United States officials are conducting a war of aggression against the people of Iraq.

Will the Bush Administration’s Actions Move Aceh Toward Peace or a Continued Descent Into Destruction?

Aceh, so long isolated from international view by the Indonesian government and military, is now–tragically–at the center of world attention.

Strategies for Social Justice Movements from Southern Africa to the United States

The community of several thousand South African activists from whom I learn most–a group quite consciously pro-globalization-of-people and anti-globalization-of-capital–takes pride in the give-and-take lessons of international protest, solidarity, and local self-reliance gleaned during these past five years.

How Much Power Will the New Iraqi Government Really Have?

Much attention was paid in the run-up to the January 30 elections in Iraq regarding how the lack of security in much of the country, combined with the decision by major Sunni Arab parties to boycott in protest of recent U.S. attacks on several major urban areas, could thereby skew the results and compromise the resulting government’s credibility.

Africa Policy Outlook 2005

There are some people in the world’s wealthy countries who forecast that 2005 will be a decisive year for Africa.

After Iraq’s Wartime Elections

The failure of the U.S.-backed election in Iraq is not that it was illegitimate for most Iraqis but that the exercise has only deepened Iraq’s sectarian divisions and perhaps moved the country closer toward the specter of a full-scale civil war.

President Bush’s Foreign Policy Discussion in the 2005 State of the Union Address

The foreign policy segments of President George W. Bush’s state of the Union address spoke to values and concerns that resonate with the majority of Americans from across the political spectrum. Unfortunately, much of what was said during his speech was quite misleading.

Round Two of Bush vs. North Korea

Hope springs eternal that the Bush administration, in its new post-election configuration, will finally get serious about the North Korean nuclear crisis.

The Kyoto Protocol, and Beyond

The first thing to say about Kyoto’s entry into force (Feb 16th) is that it is a significant victory, won particularly by the Europeans, over social and economic complacency, cash-amplified, flat-earth pseudo-science, the carbon cartel, and, of course, the Bush administration.

    Just Security | July 19, 2008

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    The Nation - Editors Cut | July 27, 2007

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    The Asia Times | July 21, 2007