Rebecca Frankel

Rebecca Frankel is the executive editor of Foreign Policy’s print magazine. She is the author of War Dogs: Tales of Canine Heroism, History, and Love, a New York Times bestselling book about canines in combat. She has appeared as a guest on Conan, BBC World News, and the Diane Rehm Show, among others. In 2016, she adopted Dyngo, a military working dog who is now happily retired from his bomb-sniffing career in the Air Force.

Podcast

Covering Burma’s Historic Election

FP's Rebecca Frankel and Ilya Lozovsky talk to Christian Caryl about campaign rallies, voters who are betting on hope and change, and Aung San Suu Kyi.

Podcast

Inside the MSF Hospital in Kunduz

FP's Rebecca Frankel and Dan De Luce talk to photojournalist Andrew Quilty about what it was like covering the aftermath of the tragic U.S. airstrike on the ground in Afghanistan.

Feature

Berlin in Bold

In the early 1990s, Germany's capital city was war-torn, broken, and as beautiful as it was bizarre.

Feature

The Dog Whisperer

How a British colonel altered the 
battlefields of World War I, and why 
his crusade still resonates today.

Best Defense

WDotW: Actually, No, There Are No Military Dogs Left Behind

By Rebecca Frankel Best Defense Chief Canine Correspondent In the free-for-all that constitutes information sharing in the age of Twitter, Face Book, and personal blogs, ...

Best Defense

Rebecca’s War Dog of the Week: Canadian Mounty Police Dog Mourns His Fallen Handler

By Rebecca Frankel Best Defense Chief Canine Correspondent On June 4, three Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers were gunned down when a reported madman went ...

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Once Upon a Time: War in Crimea

Eight years before the Civil War nearly tore the United States in two, the imperial armies of Russia, Great Britain, France, and the Ottoman Empire ...

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What Happens When You Bolt an iPhone to a Film Camera?

On the side of Hrushevskogo Street in Maidan Square, just next to the barricades and the swarm of protesters there was a bus stop. There ...

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A NATO War Dog Is The Taliban’s Newest Hostage

Early Thursday morning, Taliban forces in Afghanistan released a video proving, it claimed, that the militants had captured a U.S. military dog. The footage shows ...

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Nuked

An FP special roundtable on Japan’s post-tsunami future.

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