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Traub Named Contributing Editor for FP

Susan Glasser announced this afternoon that James Traub will join Foreign Policy as a contributing editor and write a weekly column called “Terms of Engagement.” Traub, an author and contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and TIME, will write for FP on the “intersection of U.S. foreign policy, international institutions and the challenges of the world with which they interact.”

Glasser’s staff memo announcing Traub after the jump.

From: Susan Glasser
Sent: Monday, February 22, 2010 12:34 PM
To: Foreign Policy
Subject: a new voice for us on the web

Coming off our record January on ForeignPolicy.com, we are making several new additions to the site, with a major new channel coming soon (more on that later). And starting today, we have exciting news: James Traub has agreed to become a contributing editor for FP and write a new weekly column for us (actually, we liked the title of this one so much that ‘Terms of Engagement’ will be the column’s name). Traub, a well-known author on international affairs and contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine, will write on the intersection of U.S. foreign policy, international institutions and the challenges of the world they interact with. He promises original reporting along with his commentary, and we’re thrilled to have him join us. Jim has been a Times magazine contributor since 1998, from which perch he’s written numerous cover stories about everyone from Vice President Joe Biden to Larry Summers. In recent years, he has reported from, among other places, Pakistan, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Guinea Bissau, Congo, Sierra Leone, Angola, Georgia, Kosovo and Haiti. His most recent book is The Freedom Agenda: Why America Must Spread Democracy (Just Not The Way George Bush Did). In 2006 he published The Best Intentions: Kofi Annan and The UN in The Era of American World Power. He is a senior fellow of the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, a fellow of the Center on International Cooperation and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

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