Walter Russell Mead

Bard College; The Wall Street Journal


Walter Russell Mead is the James Clarke Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs and the Humanities at Bard College and and global view columnist at The Wall Street Journal.

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L to R: Roger Berkowitz, Amy Chua, Walter Russell Mead. CREDIT: Amanda Ghanooni.

OCT 10, 2019 Podcast

The Power of Tribalism, with Amy Chua & Walter Russell Mead

"In our foreign policy, for at least half a century, we have been spectacularly blind to the power of tribal politics," says Amy Chua, author ...

Walter Russell Mead and Leon Botstein. CREDIT: Amanda Ghanooni.

MAY 18, 2017 Podcast

Crisis of the Liberal Order

What explains the global resurgence of populism and the rise of political actors on the right? And what are the effects on longstanding alliances, international ...

MAY 10, 2017 Podcast

Shades of Red and Blue: Global Security

For more than half a century, the United States has shouldered a disproportionate share of global security burdens. As China rises and Russia reasserts its ...

OCT 31, 2007 Podcast

God and Gold: Britain, America, and the Making of the Modern World

Walter Russell Mead wittily explains how the individualistic faiths of Britain and America lent themselves so well to the creation of the modern economic and ...

Walter Russell Mead

MAY 27, 2004 Podcast

Power, Terror, Peace, and War

"We are creating new and ever more dangerous problems for ourselves simply by doing what it is that we like to do," says Walter Russell ...

DEC 12, 2001 Transcript

The Secret Strength of American Foreign Policy

Many have accused the United States of being negligent in the area of foreign policy, yet, according to Walter Russell Mead, almost no other country ...