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David A. Andelman

Editor Emeritus, World Policy Journal

Expertise: International Affairs; Balkans; Iraq; Afghanistan; Russia; Central Europe; Oil; Economics; Southeast Asia; France; European Union
David A. Andelman is the Editor of World Policy Journal. Previously he served as Executive Editor of Earlier, he was a domestic and foreign correspondent for The New York Times in various posts in New York and Washington, as Southeast Asia bureau chief, based in Bangkok, then East European bureau chief, based in Belgrade. He then moved to CBS News where he served for seven years as Paris correspondent, traveling through and reporting from nearly 60 countries.
There followed service as a Washington correspondent for CNBC, news editor of Bloomberg News and Business Editor of the New York Daily News. He also served as senior vice president of  Burson-Marsteller in New York and Washington.  He is the author of three books, The Peacemakers, published by Harper & Row, and The Fourth World War, published by William Morrow, which he co-authored with the Count de Marenches, long-time head of French intelligence. His third book, A Shattered Peace: Versailles 1919 and the Price We Pay Today was published by John Wiley & Sons. Andelman has written for such publications as Harpers, The Atlantic, The New Republic, The New York Times Magazine, Foreign Policy and Foreign Affairs. He is a graduate of Harvard University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and is a member of the Century Association, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Harvard Club of New York, the National Press Club and the Grolier Club. In August 2010, he was elected President of the Overseas Press Club.
Twitter: @davidandelman


A Shattered Peace: Versailles 1919 and the Price We Pay Today

John Wiley & Sons, 2007

Online Chapter exclusive: Chapter 9 1/2

The Fourth World War

(co-authored with the Count de Marenches)

Harper Collins, 1992

The Peacemakers

Harper & Row, 1973


Interviewed by Ian Williams on his book shows on Catskills Radio, February 16, 2009.

Appeared on CBS “Eye on New York” with Maurice DuBois on February 15, 2009.

Spoke at Judith Regan’s Sirius Radio Show on February 3, 2009.

Participated in a France 24 debate, “Iraq’s Big Test,” on January 30,2009.

Appeared on “Le Téléphone Sonne,” France Inter Radio, August 5, 2008.

Appeared on The Leon Charney Report on July 20, 2008.

A Shattered Peace, on November 19, 2007.


Buy American, Bankrupt Americans,”  MarketWatch, February 2, 2009.

Wrote for The Huffington TimesSwiss Bear Arms … At a Medieval Wedding,” on June 30, 2008.

Iraq According to Its Sheikhs,” on June 24, 2008 for The Huffington Post.


Moderated the "New Ventures for International Reporting," featuring Charles Sennott, Marc Rosenwasser, Keith Richburg. March 30, Overseas Press Club.

Appeared as the featured speaker at Professor Tony Judt's Luncheon Seminar at NYU's Remarque Institute, February 20, 2009.

Discussed his book, A Shattered Peace: Versailles 1919 and the Price We Pay Today, and explored how the Paris Peace Conference that ended World War I set the stage for many of our gravest crises today.

Appeared as the featured speaker at the Columbia Journalism School’s Delacorte Lectures on January 29, 2009.  The complete lecture is available here.

Appeared as a keynote speaker at the Appleseed Gala on June 19, 2008.

Moderated the “Winning the Peace: The Marshall Plan and America’s Coming of Age as a Superpower” event with Nick Mills at the World Policy Institute, on June 17, 2008.

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