Jonathan Tepperman is an editor, writer, and analyst working on international affairs. He is the Managing Editor of Foreign Affairs, the 90-year-old magazine published by the New York–based Council on Foreign Relations, and a guest columnist for the International Herald Tribune/New York Times.
Tepperman started his career in foreign policy working as a speechwriter to Morris B. Abram, a former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, in 1994. After stints as a reporter at The Forward and The Jerusalem Post, he joined Foreign Affairs in 1998 as a junior editor. He later moved to Newsweek International, where he was deputy editor (under Fareed Zakaria), ran the Asia, Europe, Africa, Middle East, and Latin America sections, and wrote frequently for domestic and international editions, including cover stories, opinion pieces, and a style column. He then worked at Eurasia Group, a global political-risk consulting firm, before returning to Foreign Affairs as Managing Editor in January 2011.
Beyond his essays, columns, profiles, and interviews for Foreign Affairs and The New York Times, Tepperman has written for a range of other publications, including The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, The New Republic, and others, on subjects ranging from international affairs to municipal politics. He is the co-editor of the books The U.S. vs Al Qaeda: A History of the War on Terror (2011) Iran and the Bomb: Solving the Persian Puzzle (2012), and The Clash of Ideas: The Ideological Battles that Made the Modern World—And Will Shape the Future (2012).
Tepperman has a B.A. in English from Yale University, an M.A. in law from Oxford University, and an LL.M. in law from New York University. He is Vice Chairman of the Halifax International Security Forum and a Fellow of the New York Institute of Humanities.