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Steven Feldstein

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Steven Feldstein is an Associate Professor and holder of the Frank and Bethine Church Chair of Public Affairs at Boise State University. He is also a nonresident fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s Democracy and Rule of Law Program. Previously, he served as a deputy assistant secretary in the bureau of democracy, human rights and labor at the U.S. Department of State, and the director of the office of policy at the U.S. Agency for International Development. He has also served as counsel on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee. His research interests include U.S. foreign policy, counterterrorism, technology, democracy and human rights. His articles and commentary have appeared in Foreign Affairs, The National Interest, National Endowment for Democracy, Carnegie Endowment, Newsweek, U.S. News & World Report, World Politics Review, The Hill, and The Conversation.

Recent Works by Steven Feldstein

Zimbabwe’s Coup Did Not Create Democracy From Dictatorship 
Steven Feldstein, The Conversation

Protecting Civilians in Cyberspace: Ideas for the Road Ahead
Steven Feldstein and David Sullivan, Just Security

The Steep Costs of America’s Exit From the U.N. Human Rights Council
Steven Feldstein, World Politics Review

Despite Trump’s shameful G-7 showing, US credibility still intact
Steven Feldstein, The Hill

How to Grill Gina Haspel
Steven Feldstein & John Hutson,

Moral Failure in Libya
Steven Feldstein, Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration

Who is John Bolton and What Does he Want?
Steven Feldstein, The Conversation

Rexit: Tillerson out, Pompeo in. The future of the State Department and CIA.
Steven Feldstein, KPCC’s AirTalk

Rethinking Antifa
Steven Feldstein, The Blue Review

Do Terrorist Trends in Africa Justify the U.S. Military’s Expansion?
Steven Feldstein, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Hybrid Repression Online and Offline in China: Foretelling the Human Rights Struggle to Come?
Steven Feldstein, National Endowment for Democracy’s Power 3.0 blog

Trump’s War on Terror
By Steven Feldstein and Saskia Brechenmacher, The National Interest

How U.S. Policies Are Worsening the Global Refugee Crisis
By Steven Feldstein, The Blue Review

New Data About Airstrikes During Trump’s First 10 Months in Office Should Sound Alarm Bells
By Steven Feldstein, Newsweek

Can Brownback Be the Credible Face of America’s Promotion of Religious Freedom?
By Steven Feldstein, World Politics Review

A question for our times: What would Frank Church do?
By Steven Feldstein, Idaho Statesman

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Steven Feldstein
Frank and Bethine Church Chair of Public Affairs
Associate Professor, School of Public Service