U.S. Foreign Policy and the World
Mr. Stephens speaks about U.S. foreign policy and the forces that are shaping the world. He also speaks frequently about Israel and the myriad issues shaping the Middle East today.
Bret Stephens Accepts New Role as New York Times Columnist
Foreign affairs expert and Pulitzer-Prize Winning journalist Bret Stephens will be joining The New York Times as an Op-Ed Columnist. James Bennet, The Times editorial page director, announced Stephens’ new role: “He’s a beautiful writer who ranges across politics, international affairs, culture and business, and, for The Times, he will bring a new perspective to bear on the news. From my own conversations with Bret, and with those who have had the privilege of working with him, I can tell you he is also a generous and thoughtful colleague with a deep sense of moral purpose and adventure about our work." Stephens has worked as a journalist in both the U.S. and Europe, gaining and international following for his in-depth and insightful commentary on foreign affairs. The Wall Street Journal’s editorial page editor, Paul Gigot, commented on Stephen’s departure after 16 years: "As a features editor in the U.S., then editorial writer and editor in Europe, and an editorial writer and columnist based in New York, he has set a standard for excellence in journalism…"Read more about Bret Stephens’ new role >>
Bret Stephens for The Wall Street Journal
Bret Stephens wrote "Global View,” the Wall Street Journal’s foreign-affairs column, for which he won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 2013. Stephens also served as the paper’s deputy editorial page editor, responsible for the international opinion pages of the Journal, and as a member of the paper’s editorial board.Read Bret Stephen's Global View Column >>
Bret Stephens is an op-ed columnist for the New York Times. He previously spent 16 years at the Wall Street Journal, most notably writing "Global View," the foreign-affairs column, for which he was awarded the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary. He was the Journal’s deputy editorial-page editor, responsible for the opinion content of its global edition, and a member of the paper's editorial board. Previously, he was editor-in-chief of the Jerusalem Post, a position he assumed in 2002 at the age of 28.
Mr. Stephens has reported stories the world over, including Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq, and interviewed scores of world leaders. His 2014 book, America in Retreat: The New Isolationism and the Coming Global Disorder was praised by George Shultz as "wise counsel for a constructive, tough-minded and sensible foreign policy."
A graduate of the University of Chicago and the London School of Economics, Mr. Stephens was raised in Mexico City and lives in New York with his wife Corinna, a classical music critic for the New York Times, and their three children