Robert McMahon

Robert McMahon

Editor

Contact Info:

E-mail: rmcmahon@cfr.org

Location:

Washington, DC

Robert McMahon has covered foreign affairs since 1990 for the Associated Press, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, and CFR.org. As Editor of CFR.org, Mr. McMahon oversees publishing of daily news-related content on the web site, supervising an editorial team and coordinating with CFR Fellows to produce web-only publications. Mr. McMahon also contributes analysis and background reporting to the web site and regularly participates in a weekly podcast series, "The World Next Week."

In his time at CFR.org, the web site has garnered multiple media awards, in particular for its interactive crisis guide series. Crisis Guide: Pakistan won the 2011 Overseas Press Club award for multimedia and an honorary citation from the 2011 Webby Awards. The Crisis Guide on the Global Economic Crisis won an Emmy Award and a 2010 honorable mention citation from the Overseas Press Club. The Crisis Guide on Darfur won an Emmy Award. In addition, the web site's work won a 2007 Online News Association award.

Prior to joining CFR.org, Mr. McMahon held senior editorial positions at RFE/RL, including news director in Prague, Czech Republic, where he was founding editor of RFE/RL's web site, and UN correspondent. He has expertise in international organizations and has written extensively on U.S. foreign policy, democracy promotion, public diplomacy, human rights, UN peacekeeping, and issues related to nation-building. His work has been published in the Foreign Service Journal, Weekly Standard, and the Fletcher Forum, and he has been interviewed frequently by national and international media. Mr. McMahon has a master's degree in international relations from Tufts University's Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.

Publications

Transcript

Media Call: What's Next for Ukraine?

Speakers: Stephen Sestanovich, Alexander Motyl, and Robert McMahon

Experts discuss recent developments regarding uprisings in Ukraine. Over the past couple of months, there has been an increase in confrontation with the government which has resultred in violent protests in Ukraine, and specifically in Kiev. Stephen Sestanovich, Alexander Motyl, and Robert McMahon discuss Russia and Putin's role, the current state of Ukraine, and its future.

See more in Ukraine; Conflict Assessment

Podcast

The World Next Week: January 30, 2014

A preview of world events in the coming week from CFR.org: Russia hosts the Sochi Winter Olympic Games; Thailand carries out parliamentary elections; and Ukraine faces intensified antigovernment protests. CFR Distinguished Visiting Fellow and former NYPD commissioner Raymond Kelly joins as a special guest to discuss security for the Olympics.

See more in Global; Politics and Strategy

Podcast

The World Next Year: 2014

In this special edition, CFR.org Editor Robert McMahon and CFR's Director of Studies James Lindsay preview major world events in the coming year: U.S. fiscal problems drag on; Iranian nuclear talks remain a global priority; a year of pivotal elections and domestic discontent; a new world of energy emerges; disputes in the East China Sea continue to raise tensions; and the race for the Arctic intensifies.

See more in Global; Politics and Strategy