Preeti Aroon

Preeti Aroon was copy chief at Foreign Policy from 2009 to 2016 and was an assistant editor from 2007 to 2009. During her tenure, she copy-edited articles to ensure that authors weren’t confusing “its” and “it’s,” referring to someone named “Obama bin Laden,” mistaking “Elliott Abrams” for “Eliot Cohen,” misspelling “Srebrenica,” or inserting two (or more! ) spaces after periods. Aroon has strong feelings about comma splices. 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 a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Kentucky. Please follow Aroon on Twitter: @pjaroonFP.


Should Malala’s Dad Be the One Getting the Nobel Peace Prize?

One year ago today, a young bearded Talib in Pakistan's Swat Valley boarded a school bus crammed with 20 girls and fired three shots heard ...


Sorry, Obama, Soccer Balls Won’t Bring Progress to Africa

President Barack Obama generated a feel-good photo-op on Tuesday in Tanzania when he took a few moments to play with the Soccket, an ingenious soccer ...

Madam Secretary

Moving on

It's been an exciting year blogging about Secretary Clinton. In this busy year, she promoted Internet freedom, faced rumors that she'll replace either Joe Biden ...

Madam Secretary

Clinton hails repeal of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ as ‘historic step forward’

Secretary Clinton hailed the Senate's repeal of the ban on gays serving openly in the U.S. military as a "historic step forward for all Americans, ...

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Clinton congratulates Qatar and Kazakhstan on their anniversaries

This week Secretary Clinton congratulated two countries, Qatar and Kazakhstan, on their important anniversaries. Today, Dec. 18, is Qatar's National Day, marking the anniversary of ...

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Clinton to Congress: Cutting funding for State Dept., USAID would harm national security

If Congress doesn't pass an omnibus appropriation bill, the resulting funding cuts will "seriously impede our efforts to meet unanticipated national security needs," Secretary Clinton ...

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Clinton: U.S. leaders will not make Afghanistan war decisions based on opinion polls

When it comes to the Afghanistan war, Secretary Clinton says that U.S. leaders are making crucial life-and-death decisions based on what's best for national security, ...

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Clinton unveils State Department’s Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review

Today Secretary Clinton released the State Department's first-ever Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR), which as my colleague Josh Rogin over at The Cable notes, ...

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Clinton condemns terrorist bombing in Chabahar, Iran

Secretary Clinton strongly condemns the terrorist attack that occurred at a mosque in Chabahar, Iran, today and has killed at least 41 people. She issued ...

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International Violence Against Women Act approved by Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Stopping the scourge of rape, domestic violence, acid attacks, and honor killings perpetrated against women internationally has been an important priority for Secretary Clinton, an ...

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