Josef Joffe

Europe has transcended a thousand years of war, but 27 nation-states will never grow into one.

Josef Joffe is publisher-editor of the German weekly Die Zeit. He is a regular contributor to the Wall Street JournalNew York TimesWashington PostTIME and Newsweek. In 2007, he was appointed Senior Fellow of Stanford's Institute for International Studies, and has taught at Harvard, Johns Hopkins and the University of Munich. In 2005, he co-founded the foreign policy journal The American Interest in Washington with Zbigniew Brzezinski and Francis Fukuyama.

Joffe’s essays and reviews have appeared in the New York Review of Books, New York Times Book Review, Times Literary Supplement, New York Times Magazine, and New Republic

His second career has been in academia. In 2007, he was appointed Senior Fellow of Stanford’s Institute for International Studies. At Stanford, he is also Courtesy Professor of Political Science and Fellow in International Relations at the Hoover Institution. He has taught at Harvard, Johns Hopkins and the University of Munich.

His most recent book is Überpower: America’s Imperial Temptation (2006, translated into German, French and Chinese). His articles have appeared in Foreign Affairs, The National Interest, International Security, The American Interest and Foreign Policy,  as well as in professional journals in Germany, Britain and France. He is the author of The Limited Partnership: Europe, the United States and the Burdens of Alliance, The Future of International Politics: The Great Powers; co-author of Eroding Empire: Western Relations With Eastern Europe.