Patrick Lawrence

Patrick Lawrence is Salon’s foreign affairs columnist. A longtime correspondent abroad, chiefly for the International Herald Tribune and The New Yorker, he is an essayist, critic, editor and contributing writer at The Nation. His most recent book is “Time No Longer: Americans After the American Century”. Follow him on Twitter. Support him at His web site is

What happens when Assad wins the war in Syria? Patrick Lawrence
Scholar Robert Meister on a new model: Using the financial markets to fuel historical justice Patrick Lawrence
Is the U.S. about to give up on its lawless and catastrophic adventure in Syria? Patrick Lawrence
Scholar Robert Meister on America: Saying "the past is evil" doesn't mean the evil is past Patrick Lawrence
If it’s hard for you to deal with Korean peace talks because of Trump, maybe get your head checked Patrick Lawrence
Is the Korean spring now over and the Trump-Kim summit on hold? Maybe — and maybe not Patrick Lawrence
After the Iran deal: A foreign policy built on arrogance, ignorance and sheer desperation Patrick Lawrence
Trump is about to kill the Iran deal — and what lies ahead could be catastrophe Patrick Lawrence
History is being made on the Korean peninsula: But what kind? And who will make it? Patrick Lawrence
Peace in Korea is possible: Talks between Trump and Kim Jong-un will define the future Patrick Lawrence
Trump and allies approach World War III in Syria, on literally no evidence Patrick Lawrence
Italian writer Edoardo Nesi on the illusions of global capitalism: "We have lost our way" Patrick Lawrence
The Skripal snafu: Whose interests are served by confrontation with Russia? Patrick Lawrence
Will John Bolton ruin the chances for peace on the Korean peninsula? Patrick Lawrence
Behind this week's Russia headlines: A mystery, a leap to conclusions and a fateful turn Patrick Lawrence
Trump's summit with Kim could be a breakthrough — if the generals allow it to happen Patrick Lawrence
Team Trump seems bent on undoing the Iran deal: So what happens next? Patrick Lawrence
Syria's tragedy, America's crime: The collapse of national sovereignty Patrick Lawrence
Bibi's downfall: Is the most dangerous man in the Middle East done for? Patrick Lawrence
A major opening at the Pyeongchang Olympics — but not from Mike Pence Patrick Lawrence
More than a muckraker: Robert Parry believed in the possibilities of our craft Patrick Lawrence
Now the U.S. is playing spoiler role in Korea, Syria and elsewhere. But why? Patrick Lawrence
A critical moment in Korea: Will the U.S. give peace a chance? Patrick Lawrence
American global "leadership": Under Trump, now less than ever Patrick Lawrence
New hope on the Korean peninsula, believe it or not Patrick Lawrence
Seeing the unseen in Ukraine: Why is America sending arms? Patrick Lawrence
Trump and Haley's "America First": Same old policy, made worse Patrick Lawrence
Trump's Jerusalem fumble: If the U.S. is out as a Mideast broker, who's in? Patrick Lawrence
Trump and Jerusalem: Will his "hard power" realism backfire bigly? Patrick Lawrence
Now we face a nuclear North Korea: That might not be the worst thing Patrick Lawrence