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Bret Stephens      

U.S. Foreign Policy Expert & Highly-Awarded Columnist for The New York Times

Bret L. Stephens joined The New York Times as an Op-Ed columnist in April 2017. Stephens came to The Times after a long career with The Wall Street Journal, where he was most recently deputy editorial page editor and, for 11 years, a foreign affairs columnist. Before that, he was editor in chief of The Jerusalem Post. At The Post he oversaw the paper's news, editorial and digital operations and its international editions, and also wrote a weekly column. He has reported from around the world and interviewed scores of world leaders.

Stephens is the author of "America in Retreat: The New Isolationism and the Coming Global Disorder," released in November 2014. He is is the recipient of numerous awards and distinctions, including two honorary doctorates and the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for commentary. He was raised in Mexico City and holds a B.A. from the University of Chicago and an MSc. from the London School of Economics. He and his wife, Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim, a music critic for The Times, live with their three children in New York and Hamburg, Germany.

Speech Topics


The Middle East

Global Affairs

U.S. Foreign Policy


Hannity to WSJ editor: If Clinton wins, 'I will hold a--holes like you ...
"Fox News' dumbest anchor had a message for y'all," tweeted Bret Stephens, The Wall Street Journal foreign affairs columnist and deputy editorial page editor.
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BRET STEPHENS: Yeah, it seems, I would call it "Nixonian," except I think that would be unfair to the memory of President Nixon. This is an attempt to bully the ...
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Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl disappeared in the Pakistani port city of Karachi on Jan 23, 2002 after telling his wife he was going to interview an ...
Former 'Post' editor-in-chief wins Pulitzer Prize | JPost | Israel News
Bret Stephens, a former editor-in-chief of The Jerusalem Post, has won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for commentary for The Wall Street Journal, the prize committee ...

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