Brian Stewart

Brian Stewart is a New York-based political writer. Follow him on Twitter @bstewart1776.


Articles by Brian Stewart

February 13, 2020 5:02 am

The Ignoble Presidency

The danger of an imperial presidency has usually been exaggerated; the peril lies not in its power but in the character of its person.
Brian Stewart
February 9, 2020 6:26 am

For What It’s Worth

As long as America remains committed to its ideals and interests, it will have a stake in the Middle East
Brian Stewart
January 15, 2020 6:00 am

Iran’s Permanent Revolution

Iranians’ revolt against the Islamic republic is here to stay.
Brian Stewart
January 6, 2020 5:22 am

How Killing Soleimani Creates Danger—and Opportunity

It was a righteous strike. But an ominous one.
Brian Stewart
December 18, 2019 6:00 am

A Constitutional Betrayal

Democrats may be harming their electoral chances, but Republicans are harming our system of government.
Brian Stewart
November 25, 2019 5:39 am

Pity the Revolution: The Future of Lebanon Hangs in the Balance

As Lebanon veers toward collapse, its people have risen up against a corrupt system.
Brian Stewart
November 9, 2019 6:34 am

The Unnecessary Peace: The Fall of the Berlin Wall, 30 Years Later

A great historical anomaly came to pass 30 years ago with the collapse of the Berlin Wall: the Cold War…
Brian Stewart
November 6, 2019 5:34 am

Iran’s Order in the Middle East is Beginning to Crack

With apologies to The New York Times‘ Thomas Friedman, author of the 1989 opus From Beirut to Jerusalem, the…
Brian Stewart
October 17, 2019 5:31 am

Going Wobbly in Syria

Trump’s betrayal of Syria’s Kurds is unpardonable. It's also a strategic blunder that will hasten American decline.
Brian Stewart
May 22, 2019 5:25 am

Pax Americana or Pax Sinica?

A new book argues that America should recede as China rises. Here’s why that’s a bad idea.
Brian Stewart