Daniel Kurtz-Phelan

Editor, Foreign Affairs; Peter G. Peterson Chair

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Daniel Kurtz-Phelan is Editor of Foreign Affairs, a position he has held since January 2021. He previously spent three years as Executive Editor of the magazine and served in the U.S. State Department, including as a member of the Secretary of State's Policy Planning Staff. His narrative history of George Marshall's post-World War II mission to China, The China Mission, was published by WW Norton in 2018 and named a best book of the year by The Economist and an editor's pick by the New York Times Book Review. He has been a fellow at New America, the Wilson Center, and the Centre for Policy Research in New Delhi and taught at New York and Yale Universities. His writing has also appeared in publications including New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Atlantic.  

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Vladimir Putin’s grip on power in Russia does not appear as ironclad as it once did. Liana Fix and Maria Snegovaya recommend that the United States prepare for potential leadership change in Moscow and develop response strategies with its allies to mitigate fallout. 

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A court in Hong Kong has ordered the liquidation of Chinese property developer Evergrande Group, once the world’s largest real estate company. The failure could pose obstacles to China’s economic recovery.