Justine A. Rosenthal


Justine A. Rosenthal is the executive editor of Newsweek/Daily Beast. Rosenthal previously served as editor of The National Interest, adjunct professor at Georgetown University, a research fellow in foreign policy studies at the Brookings Institution, the director of the Executive Office at the Council on Foreign Relations, special assistant to former–Treasury Secretary Robert E. Rubin, and the director of the Atlantic Monthly Foundation. As a Luce Scholar and Lecturer, she spent considerable time in China teaching courses on international relations theory and post–Cold War security issues. Rosenthal received her B.A. from the University of Chicago and her PhD in Political Science from Columbia University, where she was awarded Einstein and Presidential Fellowships. 

Recent Posts

A Sit-Down with Brent Scowcroft

The principles of transformationalism—idealism spread by the barrel of a gun—have been central to America’s foreign-policy failings over the last eight years. With a new leadership in power, Washington has a chance to right past wrongs. But that w

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Voting Blind

John McCain and Barack Obama are busily offering foreign-policy platitudes on the campaign trail, mostly about spreading freedom, working with allies and hunting down terrorists. But what exactly would they do if elected? Digging ourselves out of

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Ike's Granddaughter Speaks

Prominent foreign-policy expert Susan Eisenhower expands on her editorial in the Washington Post about why she supports Obama, what's wrong with the Republican Party and what we can learn from her grandfather.

The Closer

Every major presidential candidate is asking for more, more, more when it comes to foreign policy. Maybe what we need is less. The United States seems best suited for the role of last-minute hero, swooping in to solve global problems after all oth

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