Politics

Stephen Sestanovich
Before the Russia-U.S. summit in Helsinki, Russia expert Steve Sestanovich assessed the Trump-Putin relationship, and what they seek from one another.
Mae Ngai
Author of the award-winning book 'Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America,' Ngai is an authority on immigration, citizenship, nationalism, and U.S. legal and political history.
Charles Armstrong
Armstrong is the Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Studies in the Social Sciences at Columbia and the author of five books on the two countries.
richard nephew
On May 8, President Donald J. Trump announced that the U.S. would be pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal. Richard Nephew, a senior research scholar at Columbia’s Center on Global Energy Policy, discusses the potential consequences.
Jemima Mendoza in a t-shirt in front of a river
Kenneth Prewitt

Are you a citizen of the United States? If the eight words in that question are added to the 2020 census, as the Trump administration has proposed, they will have profound consequences over the next decade.

archival photo of Zbigniew Brzezinski sitting in front of a world map

Portrait of Zbigniew Brzezinski circa 1960. Photo Courtesy of Columbia University Archives

Zbigniew Brzezinski, who died last May at age 89, taught at the School of International and Public Affairs for nearly 30 years.
Timothy Frye in front of a map of Russia
On March 18, Russians voted for president. The way that Vladimir Putin won the election will play a role in shaping Russia’s future.
Steve Coll with his elbows on a desk talking to people across from him.

Photo by Piotr Redlinski

In addition to his day job as dean of Columbia Journalism School, Steve Coll is a writer for The New Yorker and the author of five books.

Richard Nephew in a light blue button-down shirt and purple tie

The Iran nuclear deal is safe-for now. On Jan. 12, the Trump Administration continued the waiver of sanctions that, if imposed, could have killed the agreement.

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