Ronald Tiersky is the Eastman Professor of Political Science at Amherst College emeritus. He has written several books on French politics and on European affairs and is the general editor of the Europe Today series with Rowman & Littlefield Pubs. He has contributed op-eds to the New York Times,  New York Review of Books, Wall Street Journal, Le Monde, Liberation, Reuters and many other media outlets. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.