International Forum for Democratic Studies Research Council Member

Joshua Muravchik

World Affairs Institute

Joshua Muravchik, a writer and specialist on U.S. foreign policy, is a Distinguished Fellow at the World Affairs Institute.  His most recent books, Making David Into Goliath: How the World Turned Against Israel, and a short companion e-book, Liberal Oasis: The Truth About Israel, were released in 2014. He is the author of nine previous books, including Trailblazers of the Arab Spring: Voices of Democracy in the Middle East (2013), Heaven on Earth: The Rise and Fall of Socialism (2001) and Exporting Democracy: Fulfilling America’s Destiny (1991).  He has also published more than 400 articles on politics and international affairs, contributing to, among others, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the International Herald Tribune, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, the New York Times Magazine, Commentary, the New Republic, and the Weekly Standard.  Mr. Muravchik, who received his Ph.D. in International Relations from Georgetown University, is an Adjunct Professor at the Institute for World Politics.  He serves on the editorial boards of World Affairs, Journal of Democracy, and the Journal of International Security Affairs; and he is a member of the board of Freedom House.  He formerly served as a member of the State Department’s Advisory Committee on Democracy Promotion; the Commission on Broadcasting to the People’s Republic of China; and the Maryland Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. 

Forum Events

“The Next Founders: Voices of Democracy in the Middle East,” International Forum for Democratic Studies (Jun. 15, 2009)