Justin Roy holds a Master’s in history from the University of San Diego. Previously, he worked with a humanitarian organization in Greece and Croatia during the refugee crisis and has been published in multiple outlets, including Providence, The Federalist, and The National Interest.
In his book “A World Safe for Democracy,” John Ikenberry writes an impassioned defense of liberal internationalism and the international order it helped to create.
Justin RoyFebruary 5, 2021
Pandemics have historically been catalysts for political, economic, and social change. From Thucydides, Prokopios, and Ibn Khaldun, historians of the past who lived through the great pandemics of their day charted the ghastly toll of these invisible killers.
Justin RoyAugust 13, 2020
On March 28, 2020, New Yorkers opened their eyes and saw something which had not occurred in over a hundred years: the construction of a field hospital in Central Park.
Justin RoyMay 21, 2020
Alan Jacobs’ book The Year of Our Lord 1943: Christian Humanism in the Age of Crisis investigates the hopes and fears of major Christian intellectuals who struggled to process the total devastation WWII wrought.
Justin RoyOctober 10, 2019
Some in the US government have suggested that we should make a grand bargain with Russia over Syria that would let Assad stay as Moscow curbed Iran’s power in the country. But such a deal would lead to the mass exile or massacre of civilians stuck in the international community’s failed de-escalation zone of Idlib and cement Iran’s control over Syria.
Justin RoyAugust 31, 2018
Sanctions and corruption have stunted Iran’s economic growth, and reforms will be difficult because of entrenched interests. This gives American policymakers a crucial diplomatic tool.
Justin RoyAugust 15, 2018
Four hundred years ago, the Second Defenestration of Prague occurred when a Protestant mob threw the Austrian emperor’s representatives out of a castle window. The Bohemians then started the Thirty Years’ War, which changed the course of world history and led to today’s nation-state world order.
Justin RoyJune 4, 2018
Many have praised Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s reforms and say they represent the beginning of comprehensive reform within Saudi Arabia. But the monarchy’s stability is at risk.
Justin RoyMarch 20, 2018
War and religious conflict in the 1600s between Ottomans and Persians still have consequences for politics and beliefs in the Middle East today.
Justin RoySeptember 21, 2017