John Gershman

Author Bio

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.

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Too Little Too Late: The Supreme Court as a Check on Executive Power

Many citizens look back over the 20th century and see the Supreme Court championing individual freedoms and standing in the way of government abuse of power. But this is not the case in many issues involving foreign policy, an issue raised when Samuel Alito was appointed to the Supreme Court. It's Congress, not the courts, that needs to step up to exert its Constitutionally-mandated role of checking executive power.

Tao, Bush, and the Nature of Things

It is customary early in the New Year to recommend good books to read. And the "Tao Te Ching" should be at the top of President Bush's list. Careening from crisis to crisis with approval ratings drooping, the president should consider the opening lines of chapter 80. "If a country is governed wisely, its inhabitants will be content."

The Hamas Victory: Another Side to the Story

Lost amidst the predictably negative reaction to the victory by Hamas in the Palestinian parliamentary elections is the crucial role that the U.S. government had in bringing the radical Islamist group to power.

How the World Can Help Americans Halt Bush Administration War Crimes

On May 17 a legal summons on behalf of the World Tribunal on Iraq (WTI) requested the attendance of President Bush and Prime Minister Blair to defend charges that they are in “violation of common values of humanity, international treaties, and international law” for waging war in Iraq.

A Mis-statement of the Union Address

A critical evaluation of President Bush's State of the Union address highlights inconsistencies and contradictions in the Bush administration's foreign policy.
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