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Bret Stephens

Bret Stephens

Deputy Editor, Editorial Page and “Global View” columnist, The Wall Street Journal

Bret Stephens writes “Global View,” the foreign-affairs column for the Wall Street Journal, for which he won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for commentary. He is the paper’s deputy editorial page editor, responsible for the opinion sections of the Journal’s sister editions in Europe and Asia, and a member of the Journal’s editorial board. Previously, Stephens was editor-in-chief of the Jerusalem Post, a position he assumed in 2002 at age 28. He was raised in Mexico City and educated at the University of Chicago and the London School of Economics. His first book, America in Retreat: The New Isolationism and the Coming Global Disorder, was published in 2014.

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The tide of public opinion, until recently so dull and vociferous in its opposition to “neocons,” is beginning to shift as Americans understand that a policy of inaction also has its price. Americans are once again prepared to hear the case against retreat.

Monday, September 1, 2014

An American journalist is murdered and the president's defense chief calls ISIS an imminent threat. So does the U.S. have a strategy to defeat the terror group?

Saturday, August 23, 2014

President Obama talks about progress in ending the humanitarian crisis in Iraq. But is he committed to averting a military one and defeating the ISIS threat?

Saturday, August 16, 2014
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The right’s political huckster gives Al Sharpton a run for his money.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Get what you thought you wanted.  Get the opposite of what you really want.

Monday, June 27, 2016

America’s neighbor isn’t a failed state or a threat—despite what Donald Trump says.

Monday, June 6, 2016

The right can survive liberal presidents. Trump will kill its best ideas for a generation.

Monday, May 9, 2016

“America First” is the inevitable outcome of the Republican descent into populism.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Donald Trump gives credence to the left’s caricature of bigoted conservatives.

Monday, February 29, 2016

Where was Mark Levin when Trump was still a big bubble waiting to be popped?

Monday, February 22, 2016

Democracies that trade substance for charisma don’t last. Trump is America’s answer to Hugo Chávez.

Monday, August 31, 2015