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:
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...
Why a Drop in the Overvalued Yuan Won’t Start a Currency WarAugust 17, 2015
A week of mayhem in the financial markets, grandstanding lawmakers on Capitol Hill accusing China of “rigging the rules again”—all because the overvalued yuan depreciated toward a market rate in...
How GOP Candidates Would Steer U.S. Foreign PolicyAugust 10, 2015
With the start of a long season of debates and campaigning among presidential hopefuls, it’s time to start scrutinizing foreign policy positions more closely along party lines. How will a Republican...
The Iran nuclear accord and the White House’s new plan to cut power-plant emissions , to be unveiled Monday, have but one thing in common. It’s a question, and it’s the biggest now facing this nation...
Obama Paid a High Price to Get Turkey to Fight ISISJuly 27, 2015
The war against the Islamic State just widened to include Turkey as a combatant. The Obama administration has long tried to persuade the Islamic government of RecipTayip Erdoğan to get into the fray...