John M. Owen


John M. Owen IV is Ambassador Henry J. Taylor and Mrs. Marion R. Taylor Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia and Faculty Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture.

Russia’s War, and Ours

from The Use and Abuse of History, Volume 24, Number 2

If Russia did not exist, we would have to invent it.

To Make the World Select for Democracy

from America on the Brink, Volume 22, Number 3

Cosmopolitan liberalism has reshaped international institutions and practices.

Not Melting into Air

from The End of the End of History?, Volume 19, Number 3

Today the threat against liberalism is one of atrophy rather than violent death.

Putin, Ukraine, and the Question of Realism

from Too Much Information, Volume 17, Number 1

According to the realists, power is real, and all else is illusion.

Interview with Jessica Mathews

from America in the World, Volume 5, Number 1

“In very broad terms, we have a vision of the kind of world we want, but we’ve never had a national conversation about it.”

The Russo-Ukrainian War and Global Order

The war has ruined any chance of Russo-Western cooperation any time soon; whatever hope the Biden administration has had of peeling Russia away from China lies in tatters.