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Adam Garfinkle

Adam Garfinkle is the founding editor of The American Interest and a member of the editorial board of American Purpose.


Articles by Adam Garfinkle

April 16, 2021 3:32 pm

Leaving Afghanistan: Lessons from Vietnam and Iraq

Spoiler alert: This never ends well.
Adam Garfinkle
March 29, 2021 5:30 am

A Poor Start for U.S.-Asia Diplomacy

How mutual misperceptions—about regional intentions, domestic politics, the Trump record, and more—complicate policymaking.
Adam Garfinkle
June 12, 2020 5:30 am

This Means War!

Are we fighting a ‘war’ against the coronavirus? Or a ‘new Cold War’ with China? Loose talk about war—and much else—betokens fuzzy thinking about the world.
Adam Garfinkle
June 8, 2020 5:09 am

Misunderstanding Singapore

What the world gets wrong about the small, economic powerhouse—and its response to the pandemic.
Adam Garfinkle
May 5, 2020 8:38 am

No, You Can’t Sue China for the Coronavirus

But thinking about it—and other legal temptations—can help us to more deeply understand our own country, as well as our relationship with China.
Adam Garfinkle
April 16, 2020 5:30 am

Big Government, Small Government, Pandemic Government

What the COVID-19 crisis is revealing about competence and authority at both the national and state levels.
Adam Garfinkle