James McBride

CFR Staff

James McBride

Deputy Managing Editor

James McBride helps lead a team of writers and editors in producing CFR’s coverage of global affairs, and also writes on economics, energy policy, and European politics. He received a bachelor’s degree from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, and a master’s degree from Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service.

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