Robert McMahon

Robert McMahon

Managing 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

Podcast

The World Next Week: Summer Reading Special

In this special edition, CFR.org Managing Editor Robert McMahon, CFR's Director of Studies Jim Lindsay and Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow Elizabeth Saunders start off the summer with a list of books that they will be reading in the weeks ahead. Listen in for recommendations from their reading lists.

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Interactive

China's Maritime Disputes

Authors: Beina Xu and Eleanor Albert
Producers: Jeremy Sherlick and Hagit Ariav

The East and South China Seas are the scene of escalating territorial disputes between China and its neighbors, including Japan, Vietnam, and the Philippines. The tensions, shaped by China's growing assertiveness, have fueled concerns over armed conflict and raised questions about Washington's security commitments in its strategic rebalance toward the Asia-Pacific region.

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