Michael Mosettig
Michael D. Mosettig

Michael D. Mosettig

Michael D. Mosettig was the PBS NewsHour’s foreign affairs and defense editor from 1985 to 2012. He now watches wonks push policy in Washington's multitude of think tanks and writes occasional dispatches on what those scholars and wannabe secretaries of state have in mind for Europe, Asia and Latin America.

Michael's Most Recent Stories

  • February 10, 2015

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — In recent weeks, from Israel to Europe to the United States, civic and religious leaders and a cluster of survivors, have commemorated Holocaust Memorial Day and this year the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camps. Thousands of miles away, in the Southeast Asian nation of Cambodia, every day can be a holocaust remembrance day. Continue reading

  • October 27, 2014

    Even in a country and economy as large as China, sometimes the small stuff matters. Continue reading

  • October 23, 2014

    Across Europe and scattered parts of the old British Empire, 2014 has been a centenary year in books and commemorations that ask yet again how great nations sleepwalked into the catastrophe of World War I. More happily this week, in an auditorium in Washington, former officials took note of how the U.S. and North Korea barely avoided slipping into a major war 20 years ago. Continue reading

  • September 15, 2014

    It’s not often that two politicians can get together and claim to speak for more than a quarter of the world’s 7.2 billion people. That’s what will happen when President Xi Jinping of China and Prime Minister of Narendra Modi of India meet this week. Continue reading

  • August 29, 2014

    When the leaders of the North Atlantic alliance wrapped up their Chicago summit two years ago and started preparing for their 65th anniversary meeting in 2014, they could have asked John Travolta to provide the soundtrack, “Stayin’ Alive.” Continue reading