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Jonathan Kay

Visiting Fellow

Areas of Impact:

Canadian Policy

Biography:

Jonathan Kay is a Managing Editor of Canada's National Post newspaper, a weekly columnist on the newspaper's op-ed page, and a daily blogger on the NationalPost.com web site. In addition, he is a regular contributor to Commentary magazine, the New York Post and Reader's Digest. His free-lance articles have appeared in Harper's, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, The Los Angeles Times, The Weekly Standard, Hoover Digest, the National Interest and other publications. In 2002, he was awarded Canada's National Newspaper Award for Critical Writing. In 2004, he was awarded a National Newspaper Award for Editorial Writing.  His first book, The Volunteer, co-authored with Michael Ross, was published in 2007 by McClelland & Stewart. His second book, Among the Truthers: A Journey Through America's Growing Conspiracist Underground, was published in May 2011 by HarperCollins.

Jonathan Kay is a Managing Editor of Canada's National Post newspaper, a weekly columnist on the newspaper's op-ed page, and a daily blogger on the NationalPost.com web site. In addition, he is a regular contributor to Commentary magazine, the New York Post and Reader's Digest. His free-lance articles have appeared in Harper's, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, The Los Angeles Times, The Weekly Standard, Hoover Digest, the National Interest and other publications. In 2002, he was awarded Canada's National Newspaper Award for Critical Writing. In 2004, he was awarded a National Newspaper Award for Editorial Writing.  His first book, The Volunteer, co-authored with Michael Ross, was published in 2007 by McClelland & Stewart. His second book, Among the Truthers: A Journey Through America's Growing Conspiracist Underground, was published in May 2011 by HarperCollins.

Jonathan was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec. He graduated from McGill University in 1992 with a bachelor's degree in Metallurgical Engineering, and with a Master's Degree in Metallurgical Engineering in 1994. Jonathan then studied at Yale Law School, where he received his law degree in 1997. Before joining the National Post, Jonathan worked as a lawyer with the New York City office of Goodman Phillips Vineberg. During this time, his practice area consisted primarily of U.S. tax analysis of international corporate transactions. Jonathan became a member of the New York bar in 1998.

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The Troubling Rise of American ‘Withdrawalism’

5th May 2014 – National Post

The Troubling Rise of American ‘Withdrawalism’

Jonathan Kay

Eastern Ukraine is falling to pieces. Suicide bombings remain epidemic in Iraq. Much of eastern Syria now is controlled by an al-Qaeda spin-off group that calls itself... more...

Analysis & Commentary

23rd July 2014 – National Post

Ending Iran’s Support of Hamas Must Be Part of Any Final P5+1 Nuclear Deal

Jonathan Kay

On Monday, the so-called P5+1 — Russia, the United States, China, Britain, France and Germany — extended the deadline for a final nuclear deal with Iran from July 20 (which was Sunday) to November 24. more...

22nd July 2014 – National Post

Hamas’ Tunnel Network Could Have Been a Game-Changing Strategic Asset for the Terrorists

Jonathan Kay

“When Hamas manages, despite everything, to continue launching missiles at Israel and disrupting normal life there … this restores [the Palestinian] feeling of human dignity.” more...

5th June 2014 – National Post

Twenty-five years later, our democratic reveries about Tiananmen Square seem ridiculous

Jonathan Kay

Here in the West, everyone knows Tank Man — the brave Chinese protestor (pictured above) who stood alone in front of a column of tanks... more...

3rd June 2014 – National Post

The Murder Of Dr. Mehdi Ali Qamar Symbolizes Pakistan’s Descent Into Self-Annihilation

Jonathan Kay

Tomorrow, Dr. Mehdi Ali Qamar — the Canadian/American doctor who was assassinated last month... more...