Moshe Bogi Ya'alon

Jonathan Tepperman

Managing Editor, Foreign Affairs magazine

Jonathan Tepperman is the Managing Editor of Foreign Affairs magazine. He has spent close to twenty years working on international affairs as an editor, writer, and analyst. He started his career as a speechwriter at the UN in Geneva, Switzerland, worked as a reporter in New York and Jerusalem and then joined Foreign Affairs as a junior editor. He later moved to Newsweek, where he was deputy editor and helped direct its international coverage, and then returned to Foreign Affairs as Managing Editor in January 2011. Tepperman has written for a wide range of publications, including Foreign Affairs, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, The New Republic, and others, on subjects ranging from international affairs to municipal politics. He has interviewed more than a dozen world leaders, including Syria’s Bashar al-Assad, Japan’s Shinzo Abe, Brazil’s Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Mexico’s Enrique Peña Nieto, Indonesia’s Joko Widodo, and Rwanda’s Paul Kagame. He is the coeditor of numerous books and the author of the forthcoming Survival of Nations: How Countries Thrive in a World in Decline, to be published in September 2016. Tepperman has a BA in English from Yale, an MA in law from Oxford, and an LLM in law from New York University. He is vice chairman of the Halifax International Security Forum, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a fellow of the New York Institute of Humanities. He lives in Brooklyn with his family.