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Michael Moran

Author, Geostrategist, Professor at Bard College

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 and provides geostrategy analysis for clients of Nouriel Roubini on the 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, the website of the Council on Foreign Relations. Moran is also a foreign affairs columnist for, 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.

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