John C. Hulsman


John C. Hulsman, Ph.D., is the president of John C. Hulman Enterprises. He is also a contributing editor to The National Interest. Along with Anatol Lieven, he authored Ethical Realism: A Vision For America's Role In The World (Random House, 2006).

Recent Posts

Pax Corleone

How to make our adversaries and allies offers they can’t refuse. As threats to U.S. dominance emerge, Washington is looking for a way to counter them. Neocons, liberals and realists all have their own ideas about that. Who will win out?

John C. HulsmanA. Wess Mitchell

Designated Driver Diplomacy

Tory leader David Cameron has outlined a striking new vision for the Anglo-American partnership—with Britain in the role of the "skeptical friend."

John C. Hulsman

Ahead of the Curve: Roadmap Revival?

The way forward is to concentrate on solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which, because the many problems of the region are so interlinked, can create, in turn, momentum for dealing with the other regional disputes that feed it.

Nikolas K. GvosdevRay TakeyhJohn C. Hulsman

Grasping the Nettle

As strange as it may seem, now is the best time to push for peace in the Middle East.

John C. Hulsman

The Ethics of Realism

Hans Morgenthau and Reinhold Niebuhr--the fathers of American realism--understood that good intentions do not excuse failure.

John C. HulsmanAnatol Lieven

Can NATO Survive Europe?

E. Wayne Merry advocated that NATO should give way to a purely European defense system. John Hulsman, Radek Sikorski and Hans Binnendijk & Richard Kugler disagree. A rejuvenated NATO can strengthen the Atlantic alliance.

John C. HulsmanRadek SikorskiHans BinnendijkRichard Kugler