Meet Dr. Jeffrey Herbst, President
Following a national search, the AJU Board of Directors has named Jeffrey Herbst, PhD, as president of American Jewish University. Dr. Herbst, who begin on July 1, 2018, is only the 4th president in the 70-year history of American Jewish University (formerly the University of Judaism).
About Dr. Jeffrey Herbst
PhD, Department of Political Science, Yale University, December 1987.
M.A. and M.Phil., Department of Political Science, Yale University, December 1985.
B.A., summa cum laude, Princeton University, June 1983.
Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, Colgate University, May 2015.
Senior Fellow, Brenthurst Foundation
President and CEO, Newseum, 2015-2017
President, Colgate University, 2010-2015
Provost and Executive Vice-President for Academic Affairs, Miami University, 2005-2010
Chair, Department of Politics, Princeton University, 2000-2005
Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University, 1999-2005
Associate Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University, 1994-1999
Visiting Fulbright Professor, 1992-1993, Department of Political Studies, University of Cape Town and Department of Political Studies, University of the Western Cape
Visiting Research Fellow, 1989-1990, Department of Political Science, University of Ghana, Legon.
Assistant Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University, 1988-1994
Lecturer, Department of Politics, Princeton University, 1987-1988
Fulbright Research Associate, Department of Political & Administrative Studies, University of Zimbabwe, 1986-1987
Member, Editorial Board, Princeton University Press, 2001-2005
Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Modern African Studies, 1997-2012
Member, Editorial Board, World Politics, 1993-2005.
“Freedom of Speech Award,” from The Media Institute at their annual awards gala in Washington, DC, September 27, 2017.
John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, 2004-5, for a project on “Geography and Political Development.”
States and Power in Africa received the Gregory M. Luebbert Prize for the best book in comparative politics in 2000 from the Comparative Politics section of the American Political Science Association in August 2001. It was also a finalist for the 2001 Melville J. Herskovits Award for the best book in African Studies awarded by the African Studies Association.
Fulbright Scholarship to conduct research in South Africa, 1992-1993.
Ralph O. Glendinning Preceptor, 1991-1994.
Robert S. McNamara Research Fellowship from The World Bank to conduct research in Ghana, September 1989 to June 1990.
Gabriel Almond Award from the American Political Science Association for the best doctoral dissertation in the field of comparative politics, August 1989.
Fulbright Scholarship for fieldwork in Zimbabwe, January 1986 to May 1987.
National Resources Scholarship for Language Study (Afrikaans), 1985-1986.
Books and Monographs
Jeffrey Herbst, Greg Mills, Olusegun Obasanjo, and Tendai Biti, Democracy Works: Rewiring Politics to Africa’s Advantage (Johannesburg: Picador, 2019).
Jeffrey Herbst, Sudan: Prospects for Economic Re-Engagement, Atlantic Council, March 2018.
Jeffrey Herbst, Greg Mills, Olusegun Obasanjo and Dickie Davis, Making Africa Work: A Handbook for Economic Success (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 2017; Abeokuta, Nigeria: Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, 2017; London: C. Hurst & Co., 2017). Also published as L’Afrique en Marche: Un Manuel pour la Réussite Économique (Johannesburg: Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, 2017). The Arabic translation was published in 2017 by Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco. Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese editions forthcoming.
Jeffrey Herbst and Greg Mills, How South Africa Works and Must Do Better (Johannesburg: Pan MacMillan, 2015 and London: C. Hurst & Co., 2016).
States and Power in Africa: Comparative Lessons in Authority and Control (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2000). Second edition with new preface published in 2014.
Jeffrey Herbst and Greg Mills, Africa’s Third Liberation: The New Search for Prosperity and Jobs (Johannesburg: Penguin, 2012). Second edition: Penguin, 2014.
Jeffrey Herbst, Terence McNamee and Greg Mills (eds), On the Faultline: Managing Tensions and Divisions within Societies (London: Profile Books, 2012).
New Order in Sight? The African Union, NEPAD, and the Future of a Continent (with Greg Mills), Adelphi Paper no. 361 (London: International Institute of Strategic Studies, 2003).
Jeffrey Herbst and Walter Clarke (eds.), Learning from Somalia: The Lessons of Armed Humanitarian Intervention (San Francisco: Westview Press, 1997).
The Politics of Reform in Ghana, 1982-1991 (Berkeley: University of California, 1992).
U.S. Economic Policy Towards Africa: Promoting Reform in the 1990's (NY: Council on Foreign Relations, 1992).
State Politics in Zimbabwe (Berkeley: University of California Press,1990). The book also was published as State Politics in Zimbabwe (Harare: University of Zimbabwe Publications Office, 1990).
South Africa's Changing Regional Strategy: Beyond Destabilization (with Michael Clough) (NY: Council on Foreign Relations, 1989).
Journal Articles and Book Chapters
“Strategic Dilemmas: Rewiring Africa for a Teeming, Urban Future,” (with Greg Mills and Dickie Davis), Prism: A Journal of the Center for Complex Operations 6, no. 4 (2017), pp. 46-63.
“Emerging Risks and Opportunities in Sub-Saharan Africa,” (with Greg Mills), Prism: A Journal of the Center for Complex Operations 5, no. 2 (2015), pp. 15-29.
“The Invisible State,” (with Greg Mills) Foreign Policy (July/August 2013), pp. 78-81.
“Toward a Taxonomy of Militaries,” (with Alas Doss and Greg Mills), Prism: A Journal of the Center for Complex Operations 4, no. 3(2013), pp. 126-139.
“South Africa’s Governance and Growth Challenge,” (with Greg Mills), RSIS Commentaries, 184/2013 (3 October 2013).
“Introduction: Managing Fault Lines in the Twenty-First Century,” (with Greg Mills) and “Conclusion,” (with Terrence McNamee and Greg Mills), in Jeffrey Herbst, Terence McNamee and Greg Mills (eds), On the Faultline: Managing Tensions and Divisions within Societies (London: Profile Books, 2012).
“The Future Prospects for Democratization in Africa,” in Abdoulaye Saine, Boubacar N’Daiye and Mathurin Houngnikpo (eds.), Elections and Democratization in Africa (Trenton, NJ: Africa Free World Press, 2011), pp. 393-404.
“The United Nations: Where the Bad Guys don’t Fear to Tread,” Foreign Policy (July/August 2010), pp. 98-99.
“There is No Congo,” (with Greg Mills), Foreign Policy, March 2009.
“South Africa after the Age of Heroes,” Current History, April 2008, pp. 161-166.
“Understanding Zimbabwe: The Conflicting Logics of Race and Governance,” Triquarterly 131 (2008).
“Confronting Fragile and Failed States in Africa,” in John Mackinlay, Terrence McNamee, and Greg Mills (eds.), International Peace-Building for the 21st Century: The Tswalu Protocol and Background Papers, The Royal United Service Institute Report 2-08 (London: RUSI, 2008).
“The Risk of Failed State Contagion,” in Paul Bracken, Ian Bremmer and David Gordon (eds.), Managing Strategic Surprise: Lessons from Risk Management and Risk Assessment (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008).
“Introduction: The Future of Africa in a Globalized World,” (with Greg Mills); “Africa’s Globalizer;” and “Africa and the Challenge of Globalization,” in Barry Deskar, Jeffrey Herbst, Greg Mills and Michael Spicer (eds.), Globalization and Economic Success: Policy Lessons for Developing Countries,” (Johannesburg: The Brenthurst Foundation, 2008).
“Introduction (with Greg Mills and Holger Brett Hansen),” and “Funding African Infrastructure: An Evaluation of New Models,” in Holger Bernt Hansen, Greg Mills and Gerhard Wahlers (eds.), Africa Beyond Aid (Johannesburg: The Brenthurst Foundation, 2008).
“Africa and Challenge of Globalization,” in Asis Kumar Pain (ed.), Africa and Globalization (Hyderabad: Icfai University Press, 2007).
“Crafting Regional Cooperation in Africa,” in Amitav Acharya and Alastair Ian Johnston (eds.), Crafting Cooperation: Regional International Institutions in Comparative Perspective (NY: Cambridge University Press, 2007).
“Africa, Terrorism, and AFRICOM,” (with Greg Mills) RUSI Journal (April 2007), pp. 40-45.
“Diamonds and Development” (with Greg Mills), in African Security, Commodities and Development, Whitehall Report 4-06 (London: Royal United Services Institute, 2007).
“Africa’s Big Dysfunctional States: An Introductory Overview,” and “Conflict in Africa: Armies, Rebels and Geography,” in Christopher Clapham, Jeffrey Herbst and Greg Mills (eds.), Big African States: Angola, Sudan, DRC, Ethiopia, Nigeria and South Africa (Johannesburg: Wits University Press, 2006).
“Population Change, Urbanization, and Political Consolidation,” in Robin E. Goodin and Charles Tilly (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Contextual Political Analysis (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006).
“Mbeki’s South Africa,” Foreign Affairs 84 (November/December 2005), pp. 93-105.
“African Militaries and Rebellion: The Political Economy of Threat and Combat Effectiveness,” Journal of Peace Research 41 (May 2004), pp. 357-369.
“International Laws of War and the African Child: Norms, Compliance, and Sovereignty,” in Edward C. Luck and Michael W. Doyle (eds.), International Law and Organization: Closing the Compliance Gap (Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2004).
“The Role of External Actors in Combating Corruption,” in Richard Cobbold and Greg Mills (eds.), Global Challenges and Africa: Report of the 2004 Tswalu Dialogue (London: Royal United Services Institute, 2004).
“Crisis Diplomacy and Peace Operations,” (with Princeton Lyman) in Walter H. Kansteiner (ed.), Rising U.S. Stakes in Africa: Seven Proposals to Strengthen U.S.-Africa Policy (Washington, DC: Center for Strategic and International Studies, 2004).
“Africa’s Big States: Toward a New Realism” (with Marina Ottaway and Greg Mills), Carnegie Endowment Policy Outlook, February 2004.
“Let them Fail: State Failure in Theory and Practice: Implications for Policy,” in Robert I. Rotberg (ed.), When States Fail: Causes and Consequences (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2004).
“States and War in Africa,” in T.V. Paul, G. John Ikenberry, and John A. Hall (eds.), The Nation-State in Question (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2003).
“The Nature of South African Democracy: Political Dominance and Economic Inequality,” in Theodore K. Rabb and Ezra N. Suleiman (eds.), The Making and Unmaking of Democracy: Lessons from History and World Politics (NY: Routledge, 2003).
“Africa and the War on Terror” (with Greg Mills), RUSI Journal 148 (October 2003), pp. 12-17.
“Africa and the War on Terror,” (with Greg Mills), South African Journal of International Affairs 10 (Winter/Spring 2003), pp. 29-40.
“Analyzing Apartheid: How Accurate were U.S. Intelligence Estimates of South Africa, 1948-1994?” African Affairs 102 (January 2003), pp. 81-107.
“Political Liberalization in Africa after Ten Years,” Comparative Politics 33 (April 2001), pp. 357-376.
“A New Approach to Sovereignty in Africa,” SAIS Review 21 (2001), pp. 19-23.
“Changing State Sovereignty and the Implications for Diplomacy,” in Greg Mills (ed.), South African Yearbook of International Affairs (Johannesburg: South African Institute of International Affairs, 2001).
“U.S. Investment in Security Operations in Africa,” (with Jendayi E. Frazer) in J. Stephen Morrison and Jennifer G. Cooke (eds.), Africa Policy in the Clinton Years: Critical Choices for the Bush Administration (Washington, DC: Center for Strategic and International Studies, 2001).
“Global Change and the Future of Existing Nation-States,” in Wolfgang Danspeckgruber (ed.), The Self-Determination of Peoples: Community, Nation, and State in an Interdependent World (Boulder: Lynne Rienner, 2001).
“Self-Determination and the Future of the African State,” in Elizabeth Sidiropoulos (ed.), A Continent Apart: Kosovo, Africa and Humanitarian Intervention (Johannesburg: South African Institute of International Affairs, 2001), pp. 197-210.
“Nigeria,” (with Charles C. Soludo) in Shantayanan Devarajan, David R. Dollar and Torgny Holmgren (eds.), Aid and Reform in Africa (Washington, DC: The World Bank, 2001), pp. 645-678.
“Economic Incentives, Natural Resources and Conflict in Africa,” Journal of African Economies 9 (2000), pp. 270-294.
“African Peacekeepers and State Failure,” in Robert I. Rotbert et. al (eds.), Peacekeeping and Peace Enforcement in Africa (Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press, 2000).
“The Complicated Future of Peacekeeping in Africa,” in Mark Malan and Christopher Lord (eds.), Prague to Pretoria: Towards a Global Consensus on the Military Doctrine of Peace Support Operations (Prague: Institute for International Relations, 2000).
“Understanding Ambiguity during Democratic Transition in Africa,” in James F. Hollifield and Calvin Jillson (eds.), Pathways to Democracy: The Political Economy of Democratic Transitions (NY: Routledge, 2000).
“Western and African Peacekeepers: Motives and Opportunities,” in John W. Harbeson and Donald Rothchild (ed.), Africa in World Politics: The African State System in Flux (Boulder: Westview, 2000).
“The Regulation of Private Security Forces,” in Greg Mills and John Stremlau (eds.), The Privatization of Security in Africa (Johannesburg: South African Institute of International Affairs, 1999). A revised version appeared in Greg Mills (ed.), South African Yearbook of International Affairs 1999/2000 (Johannesburg: SAIIA, 1999).
“The Role of Citizenship Laws in Multi-Ethnic Societies: Evidence from Africa,” in Richard Joseph (ed.), State, Conflict and Democracy in Africa (Boulder: Lynne Rienner, 1999).
“South Africa,” in Robert Chase, Emily Hill, and Paul Kennedy, (eds.), The Pivotal States: A New Framework for U.S. Policy in the Developing World (NY: W.W. Norton, 1999).
“South Africa and the African Crisis Response Initiative,” in Greg Mills (ed.) South African Yearbook of International Affairs (Johannesburg: South African Institute of International Affairs, 1998).
“African Armies and Regional Peacekeeping: Are there African Solutions to African Problems,” in Robert Rotberg and Greg Mills (eds.), War and Peace in Southern Africa: Crime, Drugs, Armies and Trade (Washington, DC: The Brookings Institution Press, 1998).
“Developing Nations, Regional Integration, and Globalism,” in Antoinette Handley and Greg Mills (eds.), South Africa & Southern Africa: Regional Integration and Emerging Markets (Johannesburg: South African Institute of International Affairs, 1998).
“Incentives and Domestic Reform in South Africa,” in David Cortright (ed.), The Price of Peace: Incentives and International Conflict Prevention (NY: Carnegie Commission on Preventing Deadly Conflict, 1997).
“Political Liberalization and the African State System,” in Miles Kahler (ed.), Liberalization and Foreign Policy (NY: Columbia University Press, 1997).
“Global Change and the Future of Existing Nation-States,” in Wolfgang Danspeckgruber and Arthur W. Watts (eds.), Self-Determination and Self-Administration (Boulder: Westview Press, 1997).
“Africa’s Failed States,” in Antoinette Handley and Greg Mills (eds.), South African Yearbook of International Affairs (Johannesburg: SAIIA, 1997).
“Somalia and the Future of Humanitarian Intervention,” (with Walter Clarke) in Walter Clarke and Jeffrey Herbst (eds.), Learning from Somalia: The Lessons of Armed Humanitarian Intervention (Boulder: Westview Press, 1997).
“Prospects for South Africa’s Elite-Driven Democracy,” Political Science Quarterly 112 (Winter 1997-8), pp. 595-615.
“South Africa: The Perils of Normalcy,” (with Antoinette Handley), Current History 96 (May 1997), pp. 222-226.
“Responding to State Failure in Africa,” International Security 21 (Winter 1996/7), pp. 120-144. Also published in Michael E. Brown et. al. (eds.), Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict: An International Security Reader (Cambridge: MIT Press, 1997). Correspondence related to this article was published in International Security 22 (Fall 1997), pp. 182-4.
"The Relationship between Political and Economic Reform in Africa," (with Henry Bienen), Comparative Politics 29 (October 1996), pp. 23-42.
“Potential U.S. Responses to the Crises of Sovereignty and Self-Determination,” Defense Intelligence Journal 5 (Fall 1996), pp. 9-26.
“The Everyday Lives of Peacemakers in Somalia,” International Peacekeeping 3 (Spring 1996), pp.39-41.
“Is Development Impossible in Nigeria?” The Washington Quarterly 19 (Spring 1996), pp. 151-172.
“Somalia and the Future of Humanitarian Intervention,” (with Walter S. Clarke), Foreign Affairs 75 (March/April 1996), pp. 70-85. The article was reprinted in Arabic in Al-Shark Al-Awsat (Cairo) on 17 April 1996 and in Japanese in Chuokoron (Tokyo) April 1996.
“Africa in the International Economy,” in Antoinette Handley and Greg Mills (ed.), From Isolation to Integration? The South African Economy in the 1990's (Johannesburg: The South African Institute of International Affairs, 1996).
“The United States in Africa in 1989-1990,” in Marion E. Doro (ed.), Africa Contemporary Record, 1989-1990 (NY: Africana Publishing Company, 1995).
"Populist Demands and Government Resources in the New South Africa," Journal of Commonwealth and Comparative Studies vol. 32 (July 1994), pp. 147-165.
"Creating a New South Africa," Foreign Policy 94 (Spring 1994), pp. 120-137.
"Nigeria: Economic and Political Reforms at Cross Purposes," (with Adebayo Olukoshi) in Stephan Haggard and Steve Webb (eds.), Voting for Reform: Democracy, Political Liberalization, and Economic Adjustment (NY: Oxford University Press, 1994).
"The Dilemmas of Explaining Political Upheaval: Ghana in Comparative Perspective," in Jennifer Widner (ed.), Economic Change and Political Liberalization in Sub-Saharan Africa (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1994).
"South Africa: Economic Crises and Distributional Imperative" in Stephen Jay Stedman (ed.), South Africa: The Political Economy of Transformation (Boulder: Lynne Rienner, 1994).
"The Politics of Successful Agricultural Reform," in Thomas M. Callaghy and John Ravenhill (eds.), Hemmed In: Africa in the 1990's (NY: Columbia University Press, 1993).
"The Challenges to Africa's Boundaries," Journal of International Affairs, vol. 46, no. 1 (Summer 1992), pp. 17-31. A slightly different version of this article was published as "The Potential for Conflict in Africa," Africa Insight (Pretoria), vol. 22, no. 2 (1992).
"The Consequences of Ideology in Zimbabwe" and "The Dilemmas of Land Policy in Zimbabwe," in Simon Baynham (ed.), Zimbabwe in Transition (Stockholm: Almquist & Wiksell, 1992).
"The Transition to a Post-Apartheid Economy: Lessons from Independent Africa," in Robert Schrire (ed.), Wealth or Poverty: Critical Choices for South Africans (Cape Town: Oxford University Press, 1992).
"The United States in Africa 1988-1989: A Very Good Year for Constructive Engagement," in Marion E. Doro (ed.), Africa Contemporary Record (NY: Africana Publishing Company, 1992).
"The U.S. and Africa: Issues for the Future," in John W. Harbeson and Donald Rothchild (eds.), Africa in World Politics (Boulder: Lynne Rienner, 1991).
"Exchange Rate Reform in Ghana: Strategy and Tactics," in Tenth Anniversary McNamara Fellowship Papers (Washington, DC: The World Bank, 1991).
"Authoritarianism and Democracy in Africa," (with Henry Bienen) in Dankwart A. Rustow and Kenneth Paul Erikson (eds.), Comparative Political Dynamics: Global Research Perspectives (NY: Harper Collins, 1991), pp. 211-232.
"Labor in Ghana under Structural Adjustment: The Politics of Acquiescence," in Donald Rothchild (ed.), Ghana: The Political Economy of Reform (Boulder: Lynne Rienner, 1991).
"The Structural Adjustment of Politics in Africa," World Development, 18 (July 1990): pp. 949-958.
"The Fall of Afro-Marxism" Journal of Democracy, vol. 1, no. 3 (Summer 1990), pp. 92-101.
"Migration, the Politics of Protest, and State Consolidation in Africa," African Affairs, vol. 89, no. 354 (April 1990): pp. 183-203.
"War and the State in Africa," International Security 14 (Spring 1990): 117-139. Reprinted in Patrick O’Neil and Ronald Rogowski (eds.), Essential Readings in Comparative Politics (NY: W.W. Norton, 2004).
"The Politics of Privatization in Africa," in Ezra Suleiman and John Waterbury (eds.), The Political Economy of Public Sector Reform and Privatization (Boulder: Westview Press, 1990).
"Aiding the Reconstruction of Angola, Mozambique, and Namibia," (with Mark Chona) in Anthony Lake (ed.), After the Wars (Washington, DC: Overseas Development Council 1990), pp. 141-168.
"Structural Reform and Debt in Africa," in Finance and the International Economy III (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990).
"The Creation and Maintenance of National Boundaries in Africa," International Organization 43 (Autumn 1989): 673-692. Related correspondence appears in IO 44 (Summer 1990).
"The Conflict in Southern Africa," Current World Leaders 32 (September 1989): 773-782.
"Political Impediments to Economic Rationality: Explaining Zimbabwe's Failure to Reform its Public Sector," The Journal of Modern African Studies 27 (March 1989): 67-84.
"How the Weak Succeed: Tactics, Political Goods, and Institutions in the Struggle over Land in Zimbabwe," in Forrest Colburn (ed.), Everyday Forms of Peasant Resistance (NY: M.E. Sharpe, 1989).
"The Angola-Namibia Accords: An Early Assessment," in Sergio Díaz-Briquets (ed.), Cuban Internationalism in Sub-Saharan Africa (Pittsburgh: Duquesne University Press, 1989), pp. 144-153.
"Racial Reconciliation in Southern Africa," International Affairs (London) 65 (Winter 1988-1989): 43-54.
"Prospects for Revolution in South Africa," Political Science Quarterly 103 (Winter 1988-1989): 665-686.
"Societal Demands and Government Choices: Agricultural Producer Price Policy in Zimbabwe," Comparative Politics 20 (April 1988): 265-288.
"Theories of International Cooperation: The Case of the Lomé Convention," Polity 19 (Summer 1987): 637-659.
"Political and Economic Implications of South Africa's Militarization," Jerusalem Journal of International Relations 8 (1986): 42-73.
“ 'Ruinous Competition' and the Jewish Future." EJP, March 10, 2021: Found at: https://ejewishphilanthropy.com/ruinous-competition-and-the-jewish-future/
"Do Jews play too nice on college campuses?" Jerusalem Post, January 25, 2020. Found at: https://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Do-Jews-play-too-nice-on-college-campuses-615341?fbclid=IwAR0MsRsctKQTDMX5HbarnQVuSwtNl59OStRxDn8VJS5Wymm6RLJ9v9svHKs
"How Graduates Should Fight anti-Semitism,” Jewish Journal, June 5, 2019. Found at: https://jewishjournal.com/culture/lifestyle/first_person/299595/how-graduates-should-fight-anti-semitism/
"Zimbabwean Land Lessons for South African Leader,” (with Greg Mills), The Australian, 24 March 2018. Found at: https://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/inquirer/zimbabwes-land-lesson-for-south-african-leader/news-story/7b87ae6751a0453e87658d02c2a4a679
“Can Ramaphosa, Lourenço, and Mnangagwa Change Africa’s Fortunes,” (with Greg Mills), Rand Daily Mail, 15 March 2018. Found at: https://www.businesslive.co.za/rdm/world/2018-03-15-can-ramaphosa-loureno-and-mnangagwa-change-africas-fortunes.
“The Future of African Economic Growth,” (with Greg Mills), Daily Maverick, 12 March 2018. Found at: https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2018-03-12-op-ed-the-future-of-african-economic-growth.
“Rabbi Groups are Wrong to Shun Trump,” Washington Post, 25 August 2017.
“The New Censorship on Campus,” (with Geoffrey Stone,) The Chronicle of Higher Education, 5 June 2017.
“Addressing the Real Crisis of Campus Free Expression,” Newseum, April 2017. Found at: http://www.newseuminstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/WhitePaper_Herbst_FreeExpressionOnCampus.pdf.
“South Africa has Reached its Mugabe Moment,” (with Greg Mills) Washington Post, 5 April 2017.
“How to Beat the Scourge of Fake News,” Wall Street Journal, 11 December 2016.
“Students Value Free Expression but only if it’s not Derogatory or Hurtful,” InsideHigherEd.com, 31 May 2016.
“The Algorithm is an Editor,” Wall Street Journal, 13 April 2016.
“Facebook and Twitter Freedom Choke Campus Free Speech,” USA Today, 27 January 2016.
“Welcome President Xi,” Wall Street Journal, 20 September 2015.
“Stopping Ebola: Hard Yards, not Silver Bullets,” (with Greg Mills), Daily Maverick, 5 October 2014. Found at: http://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2014-09-29-stopping-ebola-hard-yards-not-silver-bullets/#.VDFz_PldWSo.
“The Kigali Consensus is a Mirage,” (with Greg Mills), The World Today, 70 (June 2014).
“Energetic Businesses Take the Edge off South Africa’s Gloom,” (with Greg Mills), Business Day, 13 September 2013. Found at: http://www.bdlive.co.za/opinion/2013/09/13/energetic-businesses-take-the-edge-off-south-africas-gloom.
“South Africa must Regain Mandela’s Vision,” (with Greg Mills), The Australian, 4 July 2013. Slightly revised version printed as “South Africa beyond Mandela,” in RSIS Commentaries, no. 125/2013, 9 July 2013.
“The Future of Africa’s Youth Depends on Creating Employment” (with Greg Mills), Financial Times, 31 October 2012.
“How to Create Jobs in Africa” (with Greg Mills), Christian Science Monitor, 10 October 2012.
“Africa’s Third Liberation” (with Greg Mills), New York Times, 29 July 2012.
“The Fault Lines of Failed States: Can Social Science Determine What Makes one State Fail and Another Succeed,” (with Greg Mills), Foreign Policy, 15 August 2011.
“Africa and the Global Economic Crisis: Threats, Opportunities, Responses,” Brenthurst Discussion Paper, 2009.
Review of Robert H. Bates, “When Things Fell Apart: State Failure in Late-Century Africa,” as part of a review symposium on “State Failure and Challenges to Democratization in Africa,” Perspectives in Politics, 7 (June 2009), pp. 359-61.
“Africa Trades Down,” (book review), Foreign Policy, November/December 2007.
Securing Peace in Africa, World Peace Foundation Report number 17 (Cambridge: World Peace Foundation, 1998).
“The Unanswered Question: Genocide in Rwanda (book review),” Foreign Affairs 80 (May/June 2001), pp. 123-126.
Somalia and the Future of Humanitarian Intervention (With Walter S. Clarke), Princeton University Center of International Studies Monograph Series, number 9, 1995.
Zimbabwe After Ten Years of Independence (Indianapolis: Universities Field Staff International, 1990).
Economic Reform in Africa: The Lessons of Ghana (Indianapolis: Universities Field Staff International, 1990).
"Die Oorlog in Angola: Castro en Magnus se Chicken-Speletji (The War in Angola: Castro's and Magnus's Game of Chicken)," Die Suid-Afrikaan (Stellenbosch), no. 19 (February 1989): 24-27. This article was also translated and published as "How Castro's Game of 'Chicken' Helped End the War," Sunday Tribune (Durban), 26 February 1989, 28.