FP’s Brose to become McCain’s national security advisor
Christian Brose, Foreign Policy‘s senior editor, will leave the magazine to take up a new post as the national security advisor for Arizona Sen. John McCain. He replaces Richard Fontaine, the longtime McCain advisor who left to take a senior fellowship at the Center for a New American Security last month. Brose previously served as ...
Christian Brose, Foreign Policy's senior editor, will leave the magazine to take up a new post as the national security advisor for Arizona Sen. John McCain. He replaces Richard Fontaine, the longtime McCain advisor who left to take a senior fellowship at the Center for a New American Security last month.
Christian Brose, Foreign Policy‘s senior editor, will leave the magazine to take up a new post as the national security advisor for Arizona Sen. John McCain. He replaces Richard Fontaine, the longtime McCain advisor who left to take a senior fellowship at the Center for a New American Security last month.
Brose previously served as policy advisor and chief speechwriter for former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. He joined State as a speechwriter for then-Secretary Colin Powell.
The Washington Post profiled Brose and explained his meteoric rise at State in a 2006 article.
Brose was instrumental in the redesign and relaunch of ForeignPolicy.com earlier this year, including helping to conceive and create the Shadow Government blog, with a host of notable conservative contributors including such senior Bush administration officials as former State Department counselor Phil Zelikow, former Under Secretary of Defense Dov Zakheim, and former National Security Council officials including Peter Feaver and Will Inboden.
FP executive editor Susan Glasser announced that Feaver and Inboden will oversee Shadow Government. "Chris has done an extraordinary job for FP of building Shadow Government, and we’re thrilled that Peter and Will — two distinguished foreign policy writers and thinkers — will now keep the conversation going," she said. Feaver, a former NSC special advisor on strategic planning, is the Hehmayer professor of political science and public policy at Duke University and director of the Triangle Institute for Security Studies. Inboden, former NSC senior director for strategic planning, is senior vice president at the London-based Legatum Institute, a think tank.
Brose said he is honored by the opportunity to work for Senator McCain. But he also added: "My responsibilities to the people of Arizona will do nothing to weaken my loyalties to Philly sports. My hopes for the Phillies in the postseason are high (though I’m anxious about our closers), and I remain confident that the Eagles will make it to the Promised Land soon."
Amen to that, brother, and best wishes on your new endeavor.
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A graduate of George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs, Josh lived in Yokohama, Japan, and studied at Tokyo's Sophia University. He speaks conversational Japanese and has reported from the region. He has also worked at the House International Relations Committee, the Embassy of Japan, and the Brookings Institution.
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