Meet the Staff

David Rothkopf CEO

J. Peter Scoblic Executive Editor, Analysis and Commentary
Noah Shachtman Executive Editor, News
Ben Pauker
Managing Editor

Rebecca Frankel Senior Editor, Special Projects
Seyward Darby
Story Editor

David Kenner Middle East Editor

Ty McCormick Associate Editor
Isaac Stone Fish Associate Editor

Jake Scobey-Thal Associate Editor

Elias Groll Assistant Editor
Thomas Stackpole Assistant Editor
J. Dana Stuster
Assistant Editor
Prachi Vidwans
Assistant Editor
Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer
Assistant Editor

Emma Carew Grovum, Homepage and Social Media Editor

Preeti Aroon Copy Chief

Yochi Dreazen Senior Staff Writer
Gordon Lubold Senior Staff Writer
Shane Harris
Senior Staff Writer

Jamila Trindle Staff Reporter

John Hudson Staff Writer
Dan Lamothe Staff Writer

Christian Caryl Editor of Democracy Lab

Rachel Lu, Senior Editor, Tea Leaf Nation
David Wertime, Senior Editor, Tea Leaf Nation
Liz Carter, Assistant Editor, Tea Leaf Nation

Hanna Kozlowska Fellow
Catherine Traywick Fellow
Katelyn Fossett

Lindsay Ballant Creative Director
Ed Johnson
Deputy Art Director 

Tim Showers Web Director
Priya Nannapaneni Web Developer 
Saxon Stiller Web Developer
Josh Mobley Web Developer

Christopher Cotnoir Senior Vice President, Circulation, Digital Strategy and Operations
Deborah Cunningham Senior Vice President, Strategy and Marketing
Amer Yaqub  Senior Vice President, International (202) 728-7310
Jess Dillman Vice President, Communications
Maria San Jose Senior Account Manager
Matthew Curry Marketing & Circulation Manager (202) 728-7351
Sanjay Suri Senior Advisor, Finance
Allen Chin Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

David Rothkopf is the CEO and Editor-at-Large of Foreign Policy. His new book, Power, Inc.: The Epic Rivalry Between Big Business and Government and the Reckoning that Lies Ahead, was published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux on March 1.  He is also the author of Superclass: The Global Power Elite and the World They are Making, now available in over two dozen editions worldwide, and Running the World: The Inside Story of the National Security Council and the Architects of American Power, hailed by the New York Times as "the definitive history of the National Security Council."  

Rothkopf is President and CEO of Garten Rothkopf, an international advisory firm specializing in transformational trends especially those associated with energy choice and climate change, emerging markets and global risk. He is a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace where he chairs the Carnegie Economic Strategy Roundtable. He was formerly chief executive of Intellibridge Corporation, managing director of Kissinger Associates and U.S. Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Policy.

Rothkopf has also taught international affairs and national security studies at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs and Georgetown's School of Foreign Service, has lectured widely and is the author of over 150 articles for leading publications worldwide. Read David's full bio here.

Noah Shachtman is the executive editor for news at Foreign Policy, directing the magazine¹s coverage of breaking events in international security, intelligence, and global affairs. A Non-Resident Fellow at the Brookings Institution's Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence, he's reported from Afghanistan, Israel, Iraq, and Russia. He's written about technology and defense for The New York Times Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Slate, Salon, and The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, among others.

Previously, Shachtman was a contributing editor at Wired magazine, where he co-founded and edited its national security blog, Danger Room, which took home the 2012 National Magazine Award for reporting in digital media. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two sons. 

Peter Scoblic is the executive editor at Foreign Policy.

Previously, he was the deputy staff director of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, where he worked on approval of the New START Treaty and served as the chief foreign policy speechwriter for Chairman John Kerry.

Before going to Capitol Hill, Scoblic was the executive editor of The New Republic. In 2008, he published U.S. vs. Them, an intellectual history of conservatism and its effect on nuclear strategy, which he wrote while he was a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Prior to joining TNR, Scoblic spent four years as the editor of Arms Control Today, a journal covering efforts to prevent the spread and use of weapons of mass destruction.

A graduate of Brown University, he lives in Washington with his wife, writer Sacha Z. Scoblic; their son, Theodore; and their terrier, SciFi. 

Ben Pauker is managing editor at Foreign Policy. Ben came to FP in May 2010 from World Policy Journal, where he was managing editor from 2007-2010. A native of New York, he grew up in Brazil, Australia, and Thailand and has written for Harper's, the Economist, and the Chicago Tribune, among other publications. He is the co-founder of the Gastronauts, the world’s largest adventurous-eating club, and, in the course of reporting but mainly to see if it was possible, has smuggled small arms out of Central Africa.

Rebecca Frankel is senior editor, special projects at Foreign Policy. Frankel returns to FP after spending several months working on a book about war dogs, the subject of her regular Friday column "Rebecca's War Dog of the Week," featured on The Best Defense. Before joining FP in 2008, she was managing editor of Moment Magazine, a publication founded by Elie Wiesel in 1975, where she began working in 2003. In addition to her work on war dogs, Frankel has written on a wide range of topics from the religious escapades of singer Bob Dylan to Hitler's family doctor. She has appeared as a commentator on ABC World News and MSNBC among others. In 2011, she was named one of 12 women in foreign policy to follow on Twitter by the Daily Muse

Isaac Stone Fish is associate editor at Foreign Policy. Previously a Beijing correspondent for Newsweek, he wrote stories on such subjects as the Dalai Lama’s effect on international trade, China’s love affair with rogue states, and crystal meth in North Korea. His articles have also appeared in the The New York Times, the Economist, and the Los Angeles Times, and he has appeared as a commentator on BBC, Al-Jazeera, NPR and PRI, among others.   

Preeti Aroon, copy chief at Foreign Policy, copy-edits print and web articles to ensure they are grammatically correct, free of typos, and consistent with FP's house style. Formerly a copy editor and contributing columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader, Aroon holds a master's degree in public policy from Duke University and bachelor's degrees in chemical engineering and Spanish from the University of Kentucky. 

David Kenner is an associate editor at Foreign Policy. A native of Boston, Massachusetts, he received his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University, also spending time studying in Turkey. He lived in Lebanon from 2006 to 2008, where he reported on Middle East politics and pursued a master's degree from the American University of Beirut. He has written for The New Republic, The Weekly Standard, and Slate, among others.

Elias Groll is an assistant editor at Foreign Policy. A native of Stockholm, Sweden, he received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University, where he was the managing editor of The Harvard Crimson and wrote his honors thesis on the contemporary radical right in Europe. He has previously written for Politico and The Orange County Register. He speaks Swedish and Spanish. 

Ty McCormick is an associate editor at FP. Previously, he was a freelance correspondent in Egypt, where he wrote about everything from military trials to revolutionary rap music. A 2011 Pulitzer Center grantee, he has written for Newsweek, The New Republic, The International Herald Tribune, The Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, NPR, and Cairo Review of Global Affairs, among others. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University, and a master’s from the University of Oxford, where he was a Clarendon Scholar. 

Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer is an assistant editor at Foreign Policy. A former newspaper reporter who has worked across the country from Idaho to Colorado to Virginia, her work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, and Forbes, among other places. She holds a bachelor's degree from U.C. Berkeley, and master's degrees from Peking University and the London School of Economics; she's lived in Beijing and London. 

John Hudson is a staff writer for Foreign Policy where he chases down stories from Foggy Bottom to the White House, the Pentagon to Embassy Row. Between 2009 and 2012, John covered politics and global affairs for The Atlantic Wire. In 2008, he covered the August War between Russia and Georgia for and other news outlets. Over the years, he's dug up resignation-causing FEC documents; unmasked world-famous Internet trolls; exposed bizarre Photoshopping by government media; and revealed a secret Iranian military facility. John's weakness is cold craft beer from his birthplace of Grand Rapids, Michigan. He's appeared on MSNBC, BBC, C-SPAN, Fox News radio, and other broadcast outlets.

Gordon Lubold is a national security reporter for Foreign Policy. He was a senior advisor at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, where he wrote on national security and foreign policy. Prior to his arrival at USIP, he was a defense reporter for Politico, where he launched the popular "Morning Defense" early morning blog and tip-sheet. Prior to that, he was the Pentagon and national security correspondent for The Christian Science Monitor, and before that he was the Pentagon correspondent for the Army Times chain of newspapers. He has covered conflict in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and other countries in South Asia, and has reported on military matters in sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America. He has spoken frequently on the sometimes-contentious relationship between the military and the media as a guest on numerous panels. He also appears on radio and television, including "Diane Rehm," "To the Point," a syndicated broadcast on NPR, and C-SPAN's "Washington Journal." He lives in Alexandria with his wife and two children.