Michael E. Moran is an award-winning journalist, educator and digital media innovator and a well known analyst on international affairs. He leads the Crisis Guides series at the Council on Foreign Relations, teaches journalism at Bard College, writes a column for Globalpost.com and provides geostrategy analysis for clients of Nouriel Roubini on the roubini.com website. From 2009 to May 2011, he served as vice president, executive editor and senior geostrategy analysis at Roubini Global Economics, the macro/strategy consultancy founded by economist Nouriel Roubini. His book, "The Reckoning: Debt, Democracy and the Future of American Power," will be published by Palgrave-Macmillan in the winter of 2012. From 2005 to June 2009, he served as executive editor of CFR.org, the website of the Council on Foreign Relations. Moran is also a foreign affairs columnist for Globalpost.com, an adjunct professor at Bard College in New York, and a member of the communications advisory board of Human Rights Watch. He is the former U.S. Affairs Analyst of the BBC an reported from abroad for MSNBC and Radio Free Europe.
Publications by Michael MoranRecent Publications
- Europe Seeks a Chinese Bailout, Globalpost, Sept 19, 2011
- Turkey's New Influence Leaves Old Alliances Behind, The National, Sept. 4, 2011
- Brazil Goes Nuclear, Global Post, July 15, 2011
- RGE Q3 Geostrategy Note: The Scent of Jasmine, Roubini Global Economics (clients only), March 26, 2011
U.S. Foreign Policy Hamstrung in the Gulf, globalpost.com, March 22, 2011
Egypt: Four Ways Forward, globalpost.com, Feb. 3, 2011
In Cairo, Al Jazeera finds itself in the line of fire, MSNBC.com, Feb. 5 2011 Assessing North Korea’s Flareup, Forbes Magazine, Dec. 16, 2010
a href="http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2010/10/11/avoid_the_double_dip">How Obama Can Avoid a Double Dip, Foreign Policy magazine, November 2010, with Nouriel Roubini
Scoops and Kudos
Frantically, the Army plays Catchup on Humvee Armor, April 2004, MSNBC.com
“An important story that helped save countless lives. All the more impressive because wartime makes it hard to bring this kind of stuff to light.”
--Col. Jack Jacobs (Ret.), Congressional Medal of Honor winner.
Revenge of the ex-generals, MSNBC.com, “Brave New World” column, Sept. 2003. “Really, really nailed it. This was an early sign of where the whole Iraq mess was headed.”
--Major Gen. Barry McCaffery (Ret.) The Airlift of Evil, MSNBC.com, Brave New World column, Nov. 29, 2001, revealing Pakistan’s pro-Al Qaida spies had been evacuated with U.S. consent. Winner of 2001 South Asian Journalist Association award. “The prescience of Michael Moran was obviously not shared by the folks at the State Department, DoD, CIA, The White House or wherever it was that Musharraf’s demands were agreed to.”
--Christian Bleuer, Center for Arab and Muslim Studies, Australian Defence University
Time’s Up for the Taliban, MSNBC.com, Brave New World column, Dec. 1999.
You, like me and a few others, certainly know what it feels like to regret you were right."
--Steven Emerson, executive director, The Investigative Project on Terrorism
Recent Blog Posts by Michael Moran
- How America Builds Its Way Back to Balance
- Stop Paying the Egyptian Ransom
- Where’s Europe’s Madison?
- Japan’s Yen for RMB (and vice versa)
- Wall Street Needs a New Acronym: RICO
- Ratings Agencies: Three Little, Three Late
- Silver Linings, Golden Opportunities in US Defense Cuts
- SchnittsKrieg in Europa!
- Europe’s Fire Sale: Begging Former Colonies for a Bailout
- It’s Politics, Not the Economy, That Will Sink America
- 2012 and the American Psyche
- Pentagon’s ‘War Over Future Wars’ Is Underway
- Keeping Terrorism at Bay
- Europe According to …
- Why Occupy Wall Street Has Legs
- Drones on the Radar
- India and Pakistan: Ten Years Later, Did America Back the Wrong Horse?
- A Wider Debate in Israel?
- Never Get Tired of This Stuff
- Shooting a Gift Horse in the Eye
- A Guide to the Crisis That Is Iran
- Shameless Commerce Division
- Vice Chairman of China’s CIC Says It’s Become Harder to Defend the U.S. Model
- Taiwan: Time to Deal From a Position of (Relative) Strength
- The Reckoning: Moving Slowly Toward Publication
- The Sad Case of the Germans
- Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Arab Spring
- Press Clips: Turkey’s New Influence, America’s Opportunity
- U.S. Drawdown in Iraq and Afghanistan Masks Another in Europe
- Ten Factories that Changed the World
- August, 2001
- Turko-phobia? Get Over It
- 2012 and the Last Chance Saloon
- What China Sees In Facebook?
- Lost in Space
- Much Ado About Space Shuttles
- Good Reads for a Hot Gotham Monday (July 18, 2011)
- Sick as a BRIC
- Good Reads, Early July edition
- How to Read the Saudi-German Tank Deal
- The Morality of Drones
- MENA Unmasks the ‘Stability’ Myth
- Good Reads, Last Friday in June
- Soft Landing or Going Soft in Afghanistan?
- Good Reads, June 20
- Oil, Nuclear Submarines and the Falklands-Malvinas Dispute
- Good Reads, June 9, 2011
- China’s Carrier and Other Sources of American Hysteria
- Can Kan? Japan Can’t
- Dirty Ratko’s Longterm Legacy
- Good Reads, 5/26/11
- A New Brave New World
- Washington Prepares for a New Egypt
- Political Upheaval in Egypt: The Outcomes
- Obama’s ‘Plan B’: In a Largely Domestic Speech, the World Loomed Large
- Germany: Largesse Oblige?
- Will the ‘Lame Duck’ Lay an Egg?
- Geopolitical Risks: The Not-So-Pacific Rim
- Handicapping the U.S. Midterms
- The Sick Man Is Europe
- Beijing’s ‘Own Goal’
- Beyond the Euro: German Foreign Policy Unbound
- The Middle Makes Its Move
- Despite Appearances, Score One for Moscow in Kyrgyz Unrest
- Washington’s Dirty Secret: ‘Bipartisanship’ Returns, at Least on Foreign Policy
- Choppy Waters Rock the Trans-Atlantic Relationship
- Beware of Greeks Buying Ships
- Fake Left, Cut Right, Drive Down the Middle
- Dodd Unbound
- How Much Unity in the United Arab Emirates?
- Quick Thoughts on Germany, 20 Years Later
- The Rising Sun also Sets
- For Obama’s Diplomacy, the Going Gets Tough
- Six Crises, 2009: A Half-Dozen Ways Geopolitics Could Upset Global Recovery