Alumni (National Fellow)

Warren Bass

National Fellow
Ph.D. Columbia University (2001)
Professional Sector:
Fields of Interest:
American Political Development
International Relations
Region: Middle East


Warren Bass is senior editor of The Wall Street Journal’s Review section. Bass has also served as deputy editor of The Washington Post’s Outlook section, nonfiction book review editor of The Washington Post, executive editor at Penguin Press, and associate editor of Foreign Affairs. In 2003-04, he served on the professional staff of the 9/11 Commission, where he was the lead investigator into NSC issues and one of the many writers and editors of the commission’s landmark final report. In 2009-11, he served as director of speechwriting and senior policy adviser to U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice. He has also been a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and the RAND Corporation.

Bass is the author of Support Any Friend: Kennedy’s Middle East and the Making of the U.S.-Israel Alliance (Oxford University Press, 2004). He holds a Ph.D. in history from Columbia University and an M.Sc. from Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism.

Thesis Description:

JFK and Israel: The Kennedy Administration and the Origins of the U.S.-Israel Alliance

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