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Arnaud de Borchgrave    

Director and Senior Adviser, Transnational Threats Project

During a 30-year career at Newsweek magazine, Arnaud de Borchgrave covered most of the world’s major news events, including 18 wars. At 21, he was appointed Brussels bureau chief of United Press International (UPI), and three years later he was Newsweek’s bureau chief in Paris. At 27, he became senior editor of the magazine, a position he held for 25 years. He was appointed editor in chief of the Washington Times in 1985. He left his post with the Times in 1991 to join CSIS as a senior adviser and director of the Global Organized Crime Project, which became the Transnational Threats Project after 9/11. He served as president and CEO of United Press International from 1999 to 2001 and continues to serve as editor at large for both UPI and the Washington Times.

De Borchgrave’s awards include Best Magazine Reporting from Abroad and Best Magazine Interpretation of Foreign Affairs. In 1981, he received the World Business Council’s Medal of Honor, and in 1985 he was awarded the George Washington Medal of Honor for Excellence in Published Works. In 2007, the Phillips Foundation honored him with its Lifetime Achievement Award. At CSIS, he has coauthored The Nuclear Black Market (1996); Cybercrime, Cyberterrorism, Cyberwarfare: Averting an Electronic Waterloo (1998); Russian Organized Crime and Corruption: Putin’s Challenge (2000); Cyber Threats and Information Security: Meeting the 21st Century Challenge (2001); Open Source Information: The Missing Dimension of Intelligence (2006); Force Multiplier for Intelligence: Collaborative Open Source Networks (2007); and FATA—A Most Dangerous Place: Meeting the Challenge of Militancy and Terror in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan (2009).

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Arnaud de Borchgrave to Newsmax: Iran Nukes Inevitable
Award-winning journalist Arnaud de Borchgrave tells Newsmax that the agreement reached between Iran and world powers will serve only to postpone the ...
Arnaud de Borchgrave: US 'Powerless' to Intervene in Ukraine
The bloodshed in Ukraine marks the beginning of a civil war in which the United States has no appetite for getting involved, international journalist Arnaud de ...

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