Michael Mandelbaum is a Johns Hopkins foreign policy specialist and bestselling author. The New York Times called him "one of the country's leading public intellectuals," and Foreign Policy magazine named him one of the Top 100 Global Thinkers. Mandelbaum is the author or co-author of 16 books, including his latest book, 2016's Mission Failure: America and the World in the Post-Cold War Era. Thomas Friedman said, "A must-read...it's going to be one of the most talked about foreign policy books of the year." Mandelbaum is currently the Christian A. Herter Professor Emeritus of American Foreign Policy at The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. He has previously taught at Columbia University, Harvard, and The United States Naval Academy. The World Affairs Councils of America named him one of the most influential people in American foreign policy. He has been a guest on Charlie Rose, Face The Nation, and The Daily Show.