Gideon Rose

Editor of Foreign Affairs; Author of How Wars End: Why We Always Fight the Last Battle

How to End a War

About the Speaker

Gideon Rose is the Editor of Foreign Affairs.  He served as Managing Editor of the magazine from December 2000 to September 2010.  From 1995-2000 he was Olin Senior Fellow and Deputy Director of National Security Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, and from 1994-95 he served as Associate Director for Near East and South Asian Affairs on the staff of the National Security Council.  In 1986-87 he was Assistant Editor at The National Interest, and in 1985-86 held the same position at The Public Interest.  He has taught American foreign policy at Columbia and Princeton Universities.

Mr. Rose received a B.A. in Classics from Yale University and a Ph.D. from the Department of Government at Harvard University.  His book How Wars End was published by Simon & Schuster in October 2010.  Other publications include Understanding the War on Terror (edited with James F. Hoge, Jr.; Council on Foreign Relations, 2005); America and the World: Debating the New Shape of International Politics (edited with James F. Hoge, Jr.; Council on Foreign Relations, 2002); How Did This Happen? Terrorism and the New War (edited with James F. Hoge, Jr.; PublicAffairs, 2001); “Democracy Promotion and American Foreign Policy,” International Security (Winter 2000/2001); “Conservatism and American Foreign Policy: Present Laughter vs. Utopian Bliss,”The National Interest (Fall 1999); “It Can Happen Here: Facing the New Terrorism,” Foreign Affairs (March/April 1999); “The Rollback Fantasy,” Foreign Affairs (January/February 1999); and “Neoclassical Realism and Theories of Foreign Policy,” World Politics (October 1998).