PATRICK SMITH has been a correspondent, commentator, editor, and critic for more than 30 years, primarily for the International Herald Tribune and The New Yorker. He has also lectured in Journalism and Media Studies. He has just published his fifth book.
Smith has won two Overseas Press Club Awards as well as other honors and prizes. His reportage, commentary, essays, and reviews have appeared in The New York Times, Business Week, TIME, The Washington Quarterly, World Policy Journal, The Globalist, The Nation, and numerous other publications. He wrote a widely read column on Asian and international affairs for Bloomberg News from 2000 to 2003.
Patrick Smith’s second book, Japan: A Reinterpretation, won an Overseas Press Club Award and the Kiriyama Prize and was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year; it remains in print. Somebody Else’s Century: East and West in a Post–Western World was published by Pantheon in 2010. Yale University Press has just published Time No Longer: Americans After the American Century.
Recent Stories By Patrick Smith:
With Xi and Putin, Obama Sets the U.S. on a Course of ConfusionSeptember 28, 2015
President Obama’s September agenda will need a glass case all its own when his presidential library is built. Straight from Chinese President Xi Jinping’s state visit, Obama is now scheduled to meet...
Obama’s New Pivot to Russia on Syria and What It MeansSeptember 21, 2015
Yet another “pivot,” as the Obama administration insists on calling its many foreign policy reversals--this one in its strategy in Syria. In less than a week, the president did a 180, jumping on...
How the Iran Deal Alters Ties That BindSeptember 14, 2015
Whatever one thinks of the accord governing Iran’s nuclear program, Iran and the six nations that sat across from it for 18 tough months of negotiation—the U.S., Britain, France, Germany, Russia, and...
Why Europe’s Migrant Crisis Also Belongs to AmericaSeptember 7, 2015
Now that the flood of migrants into Europe has reached truly historic proportions, it’s time to acknowledge this as a moment of transformation—and not only in Europe. We’ve all seen the images,...
3 Major Lessons From the China Crisis That Wasn’tAugust 31, 2015
Now that the stock market has ended its foolish careening in response to China’s modest, sensible adjustment in its exchange-rate mechanism, where are we? To borrow from Donald Rumsfeld’s famous...
Why China’s Slowdown Will Lead to Sustainable GrowthAugust 24, 2015
In less than a week China’s modest, by-the-book devaluation of its currency appears to have escalated into a full-scale political crisis, complete with reports of a Mao-style purge of top leaders and...