Robert McMahon

Robert McMahon

Managing Editor

Contact Info:

E-mail: rmcmahon@cfr.org

Location:

Washington, DC

Twitter: @robertmcmahon

Robert McMahon has covered foreign affairs since 1990 for the Associated Press, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, and CFR.org. As Managing Editor, Mr. McMahon oversees publishing of daily news-related content on the website, supervising an editorial team that produces Backgrounders, interviews, long-form interactives, CFR Events, and other multimedia content. He coordinates with CFR Fellows to produce web-only publications. Mr. McMahon also contributes analysis and background reporting to the website and with Director of Studies James Lindsay co-hosts the weekly podcast series, "The World Next Week." Under his guidance, the CFR.org website has garnered multiple media citations, including Emmy, Overseas Press Club, Society of Professional Journalists, Webby, and Online News Association awards.

Prior to joining CFR.org, Mr. McMahon held senior editorial positions at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, including news director in Prague, Czech Republic, where he was founding editor of RFE/RL’s website, and UN correspondent. He has written extensively on democracy promotion, public diplomacy, human rights, UN peacekeeping, and issues related to nation-building. He is a contributing writer to the Foreign Service Journal. Mr. McMahon has an MA in international relations from Tufts University's Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.

Publications

Podcast

The World Next Week: November 10, 2016

This week, the podcast will air the first episode of The President's Inbox. CFR's James M. Lindsay, Robert McMahon, and Elizabeth N. Saunders examine President-Elect Donald Trump's two most immediate priorities: assembling a new administration and deciding how to start his presidency. 

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Podcast

Introducing the President's Inbox

The President's Inbox, a Council on Foreign Relations podcast hosted by James M. Lindsay and Robert McMahon, examines challenges awaiting the next U.S. president. Tune in each Thursday to hear Lindsay, McMahon, and a rotating panel of CFR experts discuss trade, immigration, Russia, China, and more.

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Podcast

The World Next Week: 9/11

In this special edition, CFR's Director of Studies James Lindsay, CFR.org Managing Editor Robert McMahon, and Adjunct Senior Fellow Carla Anne Robbins examine the fifteenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

See more in Global; 9/11 Impact; Terrorism