Stephen M. Walt

Explaining my silence

I haven’t posted for a few days, and will be out of touch until sometime next week. My mother passed away unexpectedly last Monday, and I’m out in California for the memorial service. All I will say here is that she was a remarkably generous and loving woman who was devoted to her family and ...

By , a columnist at Foreign Policy and the Robert and Renée Belfer professor of international relations at Harvard University.

I haven't posted for a few days, and will be out of touch until sometime next week. My mother passed away unexpectedly last Monday, and I'm out in California for the memorial service. All I will say here is that she was a remarkably generous and loving woman who was devoted to her family and a great source of inspiration and wisdom, and my world will be emptier without her.

I haven’t posted for a few days, and will be out of touch until sometime next week. My mother passed away unexpectedly last Monday, and I’m out in California for the memorial service. All I will say here is that she was a remarkably generous and loving woman who was devoted to her family and a great source of inspiration and wisdom, and my world will be emptier without her.

Stephen M. Walt is a columnist at Foreign Policy and the Robert and Renée Belfer professor of international relations at Harvard University.

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