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Josef Joffe, PhD

Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies; Visiting Professor, Political Science; Marc and Anita Abramowitz Fellow, Hoover Institution

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August 21st, 2012

FSI Senior Fellow Joseph Joffe reviews de Gaulle biography for The New York Times

FSI Stanford News

Josef Joffe, a senior fellow at FSI and the Hoover Institution and the editor-publisher of Germany's Die Zeit, reviews Jonathan Fenby's The General: Charles de Gaulle and the France He Saved in The New York Times Book Review Sunday Aug. 19. Fenby, says Joffe, knows how to turn historical breath and depth "into enthrallment " and proceeds to prove his point. Read more »



October 13th, 2011

The euro crisis: struggling to recover from bad debt and bad decisions

FSI Stanford News

As European leaders try, fail and continue their struggle to solve the region’s debt crisis, investor confidence slumps and economic growth stalls. In a discussion with Amir Eshel, director of The Europe Center at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, FSI senior fellow Josef Joffe talks about how bad policies led to the crisis, what it will take to save the euro zone, and how well Europeans and Americans are poised to rebound from the "decline of the West." Read more »



October 12th, 2011

New Series: European and Global Economic Crisis

FSI Stanford, The Europe Center News

The Europe Center has launched its series addressing the European and global economic crisis. The Europe Center is hosting research and outreach programming and podcast interviews on such key elements as the depth of sovereign and private sector debt, public sector reform, and the policies and political constraints on leadership on both sides of the Atlantic. Read more »



June 27th, 2011

A tale of two continents

FSI Stanford Op-ed: The New Republic on June 23, 2011

The United States and the Euro zone are both in deep economic trouble but in different ways, writes Josef Joffe, a senior fellow at FSI and the Hoover Institution. The U.S. has the worst budget deficit since World War II but can't budge the unemployment rate. The Euro zone is split between the dire financial needs of the PIIGS, Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece and Space, and the powerful leaders, France and Germany.




April 26th, 2011

Joe Joffe: The Arab Spring and the Palestine Distraction

FSI Stanford, The Europe Center Op-ed: The Wall Street Journal on April 26, 2011

In politics, shoddy theories never die, FSI Senior Fellow and Hoover Institution Fellow Josef Joffe writes in the Wall Street Journal. In the Middle East, one of the oldest is that Palestine is the "core" regional issue. This zombie should have been interred at the beginning of the Arab Spring, which has highlighted the real core conflict: the oppressed vs. their oppressors. Read more »




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The European Revolt Against Reality
Josef Joffe: "Forget for a moment François Hollande, who sent Nicolas Sarkozy packing on Sunday. Set aside, too, the triumph of the radical left and the neo-Nazis in Greece who together captured one-third of the vote. Look instead at Europe's real mess: the ..."
May 9, 2012 in Wall Street Journal

Germany Reformed Its Social Model. Europe Can, Too
Josef Joffe: "Forget Europe’s debt disaster for a moment and look instead at a few numbers that dramatize the underlying problem."
April 16, 2012 in Bloomberg

Opinion: Eurozone must muddle through
Josef Joffe: "As one of the early skeptics of the European monetary union, events are now proving me and other critics right. But I am not going to take a cheap, I-told-you-so shot at the most ambitious integration project in the history of Europe ..."
March 8, 2012 in Prague Post

Why Nobody Will Help the Syrian People
Josef Joffe: "When interests meet ideals in the arena of states, ideals lose out. How shall we count the ways? In recent times, there were Somalia, Rwanda and Darfur—the massacres and the ethnic cleansing dwarfing anything happening in Syria or, last summer, in Libya. In ..."
February 27, 2012 in New Republic

How Europe Views the US Presidential Campaign
Despite their ongoing economic troubles, Europeans are closely following the U.S. presidential campaign, says Josef Joffe, publisher-editor of the leading German newspaper Die Zeit.
February 9, 2012 in Council on Foreign Relations

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