is an author, journalist, and expert on international affairs. He is currently the Editor at Large of Foreign Policy
after serving as the magazine's Editor in Chief from 2017 to 2020.
He was previously the Managing Editor of Foreign Affairs
, and before that, the Deputy Editor of Newsweek International
. His first book, The Fix
, tells the stories of how countries around the world have solved some of the most difficult challenges.
Born and raised in Windsor, Ontario
, Canada, he lives in Brooklyn with his family. Tepperman is Jewish.
After studying law and starting his career freelancing in the Middle East, Tepperman first joined Foreign Affairs
, the magazine published by the Council on Foreign Relations
, in 1998 under Fareed Zakaria
. He spent several years at the magazine as a junior editor before moving on to Newsweek
in 2006. There he was Deputy Editor for the international edition, ran (at various times) the Asia, Europe, Africa, Middle East, and Latin America sections, and wrote multiple cover stories, opinion pieces, and a style column. In 2011, Tepperman returned to Foreign Affairs
as its ManagingERditor, a position he held until 2017, when he was named Foreign Policy's
Editor in Chief.
Tepperman writes frequently for a range of publications. In 2013, he was a guest columnist for the International New York Times
(formerly the International Herald Tribune).
He has also published analytic essays, profiles, Op-Eds, interviews, and book reviews in The New York Times
and New York Times Magazine
, The Washington Post
, The Wall Street Journal
, The Atlantic
, The New Republic
and many other newspapers and magazines. He is the co-editor of three books: The U.S. vs Al Qaeda: A History of the War on Terror
(2011), The Clash of Ideas: The Ideological Battles That Made the Modern World and Will Shape the Future
(2011), and Iran and the Bomb: Solving the Persian Puzzle
He is a frequent media commentator on international affairs, appearing on CNN, MSNBC, the BBC, Fox News, NPR, Globo, and other networks, as well as radio, including The Brian Lehrer Show and The Diane Rehm Show.
In 2021, Tepperman delivered a seminar, in conjunction with the International Republican Institute
(IRI) titled China and the Global Fight for Democracy.
It featured many speakers, including Senator Dan Sullivan
of Alaska, Congressmen Adam Kinzinger
of Illinois and Tom Malinowski
of New Jersey, IRI officials (Senior Advisor David Shullman
and President Daniel Twining) and academic experts Emmanuel Matambo, a Senior Researcher at the University of Johannesburg Centre for African-China Studies and Nadège Rolland, a Senior Fellow of Political and Security Affairs at the National Bureau of Asian Research.
In September 2016, Tepperman published the critically acclaimed The Fix: How Nations Survive and Thrive in a World in Decline. The book reveals often-overlooked good news stories in public policy, identifying ten pervasive and seemingly impossible challenges—including immigration reform, economic stagnation, political gridlock, corruption, and Islamic terrorism—and shows that, contrary to the general consensus, “each of these problems has a solution, and not just a theoretical one. . . . They’ve all been tried, and they work. The trick is knowing where to look for them.”
The New York Times Book Review wrote
it was a “An indispensable handbook. . . . Smart and agile. . . . The timing of this book could not be better. . . . Tepperman goes into impressive detail in each case study and delivers assessments in clear, pared-down prose.” Among other accolades, THE FIX was on the Financial Times “Best Business Books of 2016 Longlist”
and was a Kirkus Starred Review.
Tepperman has a BA in English Literature from Yale University and law degrees from Oxford and NYU. He is Vice Chairman of the Halifax International Security Forum and a Fellow of the New York Institute of Humanities.
Support for George Floyd Protests
On June 14, 2020, Tepperman, in the capacity of Editor-in-chief of Foreign Policy magazine, sent an e-mail to subscribers of said publication promoting support for "social justice". The message begins with the statement "George Floyd’s killing in Minneapolis police custody on May 25 has sparked an urgent national and global conversation about racism and how to address it. This discussion is long overdue.", and ends with "We are all in this together, and only together can we drive the necessary change."
- ^ https://foreignpolicy.com/author/jonathan-tepperman/
- ^ Forward, December 24, 2013, "I Never Said Thanks to Edgar Bronfman."
- ^ The New York Times, July 26, 2013. "Israel vs Iran, Again."
- ^ The New York Times, May 24, 2013, "Asian Tensions and the Problems of History."
- ^ The New York Times Magazine, April 28, 2002. "Complicating the Race"
- ^ The Wall Street Journal, August 4, 2006, "UN Peacekeepers to Lebanon?"
- ^ The Atlantic, November 4, 2010, "Obama Makes Some Authoritarian Friends in Asia."
- ^ The New Republic, November 18, 2002, "Can Mercenaries Protect Hamiz Karzai?"
- ^ Foreign Affairs, "Syria's President Speaks."
- ^ Foreign Affairs, July/August 2013, "Japan is Back."
- ^ Foreign Affairs, January/February 2014, "Pact for Progress: A Conversation with Enrique Peña Nieto."
- ^ Foreign Affairs, "Talking Turkey: A Conversation with Abdullah Gül."
- ^ Foreign Affairs, "Barak's Last Battle."
- ^ Halifax International Security Forum, 2011, "The United States in 2012: Super Power, Super Enabler or Stay at Home Parent?" with Senator John McCain and Senator Mark Udall.Archived 2013-12-25 at the Wayback Machine"
- ^ "The risky politics of progress".
- ^ Francois, Kara. "Join FP and IRI for our upcoming Virtual Dialogue: China and the Global Fight for Democracy". Foreign Policy. Retrieved 2021-02-03.
- ^ Hirsh, Michael (2016-09-29). "Here Are 10 Practical Solutions to the World's Big Problems". The New York Times.
- ^ Graphics, FT Interactive. "The Fix by Jonathan Tepperman".
- ^ "THE FIX by Jonathan Tepperman - Kirkus Reviews".
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