Walter Russell Mead

Walter Russell Mead

Opinion Columnist, Global View, The Wall Street Journal

Walter Russell Mead is the Ravenel B. Curry III Distinguished Fellow in Strategy and Statesmanship at Hudson Institute, the Global View Columnist at The Wall Street Journal and the James Clarke Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs and Humanities at Bard College in New York. 


He is also a member of Aspen Institute Italy and board member of Aspenia. Before joining Hudson, Mr. Mead was a fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations as the Henry A. Kissinger Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy. He has authored numerous books, including the widely-recognized Special Providence: American Foreign Policy and How It Changed the World (Alfred A. Knopf, 2004). Mr. Mead’s next book is entitled The Arc of A Covenant: The United States, Israel, and the Future of the Jewish People.  

Latest Articles

Global View

The U.S. should curb Moscow’s clout in its highly dependent and oil-rich neighbor.

April 25, 2022

Global View

Moscow has a stake in the Ukraine war that is greater than Putin’s career.

April 18, 2022

Global View

Pushing to defeat Russia has high risks and costs, but so do the alternatives.

April 4, 2022

Global View

Forget about ‘off-ramps’ for Russian aggression against Ukraine. As Clausewitz observed, a key to success is to pursue a retreating enemy.

March 17, 2022

Global View

The Russian leader, like Mussolini, lacks the military and economy of a great power—and has an impossible political goal.

March 10, 2022

Global View

He won’t give up power without giving repression every chance to succeed.

March 7, 2022

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