Gideon Rose

Gideon Rose

Editor, Foreign Affairs, and Peter G. Peterson Chair, Foreign Affairs

Contact Info:

Phone: +1.212.434.9629
E-mail: grose@cfr.org

Location:

New York, NY

Media downloads:

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Former National Security Council official in the Clinton administration; expert on national security and terrorism. Author of How Wars End (Simon & Schuster, October 2010).

Expertise:

International conflict; Middle East, Persian Gulf, and South Asia; terrorism; economic sanctions.

Experience:

Editor, Foreign Affairs (2010-Present); (Managing Editor, Foreign Affairs (2000-2010); Olin Senior Fellow and Deputy Director of National Security Studies, Council on Foreign Relations (1995-2000); Associate Director for Near East and South Asian Affairs, National Security Council (1994-95).

Selected Publications:

“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 Could Happen Here: Facing the New Terrorism,” Foreign Affairs (March/April 1999); “The Rollback Fantasy,” Foreign Affairs (January/February 1999), with Daniel Byman and Kenneth Pollack; “The Exit Strategy Delusion,” Foreign Affairs (January/February 1998). Edited volumes (with James F. Hoge Jr.): Understanding the War on Terror (2005); America and the World (2002); How Did This Happen? (2001). Book: How Wars End (Simon & Schuster, 2010).

Education:

PhD, Harvard University

BA, Yale University

Past Research Projects

Publications

Audio

Foreign Affairs media call on Iran negotiations with Elliott Abrams, Suzanne Maloney, and George Perkovich

Speakers: Elliott Abrams, Suzanne Maloney, and George Perkovich
Presider: Gideon Rose

Three contributors to the Foreign Affairs ebook Iran and the Bomb 2: A New Hope—CFR Senior Fellow Elliott Abrams, Brookings Institution Senior Fellow Suzanne Maloney, and Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Vice President George Perkovich—discuss the negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 over Iran's nuclear program, including the debate about potential U.S. sanctions against Iran.

See more in Iran; Arms Control, Disarmament, and Nonproliferation

Transcript

South Korea, Poland, and Turkey: Three Emerging Market Success Stories Look to Sustain Their Growth

Speakers: Steven A. Cook, Marcus Noland, Mitchell Orenstein, and Gideon Rose

Emerging economies have boomed over the past decade, but many have recently seen their currencies come under pressure. With a potential currency crisis looming, CFR's Steven Cook, Marcus Noland of the Petersen Institute for International Economics, and Mitchell Orenstein of Northeastern University take an in-depth look at three emerging market success stories in a conversation with Foreign Affairs editor Gideon Rose.

See more in South Korea; Emerging Markets; Turkey

Video

South Korea, Poland, and Turkey: Three Emerging Market Success Stories Look to Sustain Their Growth

Speakers: Steven A. Cook, Marcus Noland, and Mitchell Orenstein
Presider: Gideon Rose

Emerging economies have boomed over the past decade, but many have recently seen their currencies come under pressure. With a potential currency crisis looming, CFR's Steven Cook, Marcus Noland of the Petersen Institute for International Economics, and Mitchell Orenstein of Northeastern University take an in-depth look at three emerging market success stories in a conversation with Foreign Affairs editor Gideon Rose.

See more in South Korea; Turkey; Emerging Markets

Audio

South Korea, Poland, and Turkey: Three Emerging Market Success Stories Look to Sustain Their Growth

Speakers: Steven A. Cook, Marcus Noland, and Mitchell Orenstein
Presider: Gideon Rose

Emerging economies have boomed over the past decade, but many have recently seen their currencies come under pressure. With a potential currency crisis looming, CFR's Steven Cook, Marcus Noland of the Petersen Institute for International Economics, and Mitchell Orenstein of Northeastern University take an in-depth look at three emerging market success stories in a conversation with Foreign Affairs editor Gideon Rose.

See more in South Korea; Turkey; Emerging Markets

Video

The Decline and Fall of Colonial Vietnam

Speaker: Fredrik Logevall
Presider: Gideon Rose

Fredrik Logevall, winner of the 2013 Arthur Ross Book Award, discusses his prize-winning book, Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam. Logevall traces the long decline of French colonial power in Indochina and links it to the increasing involvement of the United States in the region.

See more in Global; Wars and Warfare

Transcript

The Decline and Fall of Colonial Vietnam

Speaker: Fredrik Logevall
Presider: Gideon Rose

Fredrik Logevall, winner of the 2013 Arthur Ross Book Award, discusses his prize-winning book, Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam. Logevall traces the long decline of French colonial power in Indochina and links it to the increasing involvement of the United States in the region.

See more in Global; Wars and Warfare

Audio

The Decline and Fall of Colonial Vietnam

Speaker: Fredrik Logevall

Fredrik Logevall, winner of the 2013 Arthur Ross Book Award, discusses his prize-winning book, Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam. Logevall traces the long decline of French colonial power in Indochina and links it to the increasing involvement of the United States in the region.

See more in Global; Wars and Warfare

Audio

Foreign Affairs/Syria Deeply Media Call on Syria

Speakers: Richard W. Murphy, Richard K. Betts, and Michael Weiss
Presider: Gideon Rose

Foreign Affairs magazine and Syria Deeply held a media call with former U.S. ambassador to Syria Richard W. Murphy, Syria expert and NOW Lebanon columnist Michael Weiss, and CFR Adjunct Senior Fellow Richard K. Betts about the current crisis in Syria and the framework to remove and dismantle Syria's chemical weapons program.

See more in Middle East and North Africa; Defense and Security

Transcript

Foreign Affairs/Syria Deeply Media Call on Syria

Speakers: Richard W. Murphy, Richard K. Betts, Michael Weiss, and Gideon Rose

Foreign Affairs magazine and Syria Deeply held a media call with former U.S. ambassador to Syria Richard W. Murphy, Syria expert and NOW Lebanon columnist Michael Weiss, and CFR Adjunct Senior Fellow Richard K. Betts about the current crisis in Syria and the framework to remove and dismantle Syria's chemical weapons program.

See more in Middle East and North Africa; Defense and Security

Ask CFR Experts

Is an oppressive government better than anarchy?

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Both tyranny and anarchy are bad political options for a country. The political theorist Thomas Hobbes, looking at the ravages of anarchy during England's civil war in the 17th century, famously concluded that life without government was terrible because "there is no place for Industry; because the fruit thereof is uncertain; and consequently no Culture of the Earth; no Navigation, nor use of the commodities that may be imported by Sea; no commodious Building; … no Arts; no Letters; no Society; and which is worst of all, continuall feare, and danger of violent death; and the life of man, [is] solitary, poore, nasty, brutish, and short."

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