About John Hulsman

Dr John C. Hulsman is senior columnist at City A.M., a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and president of John C. Hulsman Enterprises. He can be reached for corporate speaking and private briefings at www.chartwellspeakers.com.

2019 Articles

The Wizard of Oz Democratic primary portends another victory for Donald Trump
The Wizard of Oz Democratic primary portends another victory for Donald Trump
The starting gun may have yet to sound in the 2020 Democratic presidential contest, but with the Iowa caucus only [...]
November 11, 2019
Syria is the climax in the long battle over the soul of American foreign policy
Syria is the climax in the long battle over the soul of American foreign policy
In defying the American foreign policy establishment, I once wrote a book that cost me my job. In 2006, in [...]
October 28, 2019
In defence of my friend Dominic Cummings
In defence of my friend Dominic Cummings
Everyone of a certain age who worked in New York or Washington has a 9/11 story; mine concerns Dominic Cummings.  [...]
October 14, 2019
A plague on both Trump’s sordid White House and the self-righteous Democrats
A plague on both Trump’s sordid White House and the self-righteous Democrats
Shakespeare, as ever, said it best. As the eloquent Mercutio lays dying at the hands of Tybalt in Romeo and [...]
September 30, 2019
Peering through the Brexit haze: What we know so far
Peering through the Brexit haze: What we know so far
One of my favourite intellectual exercises that we use in my political risk firm is what we call “seeing through [...]
September 16, 2019
Britain must try to sail beyond the Brexit debate in order to find the stars
Britain must try to sail beyond the Brexit debate in order to find the stars
Sadly, many of the great quotations in history are simply not accurate. One of my favourite apocryphal quotes is (wrongly) [...]
September 2, 2019
As the rest of the world drifts toward protectionism, can Africa show the way to free trade?
As the rest of the world drifts toward protectionism, can Africa show the way to free trade?
The world is presently witnessing a curious pattern. Even as those who have benefited most from free trade (the US, [...]
August 19, 2019
As tensions in the Gulf rise, is a war with Iran a possibility?
As tensions in the Gulf rise, is a war with Iran a possibility?
As tensions in the Gulf rise after the seizure of another tanker, is a war with Iran a possibility? Dr [...]
August 9, 2019
How the Anglosphere philosophy will fuel the new Prime Minister’s foreign policy
How the Anglosphere philosophy will fuel the new Prime Minister’s foreign policy
It is often important to look at a leader’s idols for clues as to what makes them tick. British critics [...]
August 5, 2019
The EU’s new ‘dream team’ portends disaster for the failing bloc
The EU’s new ‘dream team’ portends disaster for the failing bloc
The ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus put it perfectly: character is destiny. In the case of the European Union’s recent undemocratic [...]
July 22, 2019
How the US shale revolution changed the face of geopolitics
How the US shale revolution changed the face of geopolitics
In theory, we all know that major technical revolutions change and fundamentally disrupt the face of the world we live [...]
July 8, 2019
The ‘Brics’ concept is a lazy and misguided tool for assessing emerging markets
The ‘Brics’ concept is a lazy and misguided tool for assessing emerging markets
Seen in hindsight, the “Brics” concept was the perfect analytical tool for our lazy age, making one big point that [...]
June 24, 2019
It’s no mystery who is behind the Gulf of Oman attack, or why
It’s no mystery who is behind the Gulf of Oman attack, or why
“Crime is terribly revealing. Try and vary your methods as you will, your tastes, your habits, your attitude of mind, [...]
June 14, 2019
America is changing, and the UK cannot afford to ignore it
America is changing, and the UK cannot afford to ignore it
I cannot begin to estimate how much ink has been wasted on President Trump’s state visit to the UK last [...]
June 10, 2019