Foreign Affairs January/February Issue Launch: Who Will Run the World?

New York


Please join Daniel Kurtz-Phelan as he discusses the January/February 2019 issue of Foreign Affairs magazine with contributors Oriana Skylar Mastro and Gideon Rose. With the potential shifting global balance of power from the United States to China, the latest issue of Foreign Affairs focuses on how the troubled hegemon and the confident challenger are trying to determine what comes next for the world order.

For further reading, please see the January/February 2019 issue of Foreign Affairs, Who Will Run the World? America, China, and Global Order including the articles "The Fourth Founding" by Gideon Rose and "The Stealth Superpower" by Oriana Skylar Mastro. 


5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. | Reception

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. | Meeting 


Gideon Rose, Editor, Foreign Affairs

Oriana Skylar MastroAssistant Professor of Security Studies, Georgetown University


Daniel Kurtz-Phelan, Executive Editor, Foreign Affairs; Author, The China Mission: George Marshall’s Unfinished War, 1945-1947





Daniel Kurtz-Phelan became Executive Editor of Foreign Affairs in October 2017. He previously served as a member of the Secretary of State’s Policy Planning Staff and, before that, as a senior editor at the magazine. His writing has appeared in publications including The New York TimesThe Washington Post, and The New Yorker, and his narrative history of George Marshall’s post­–World War II mission to China, The China Mission, will be published by WW Norton in April 2018.

Gideon Rose was appointed Editor of Foreign Affairs in October 2010. He was Managing Editor of the magazine from 2000 to 2010. He has also served as Associate Director for Near East and South Asian Affairs on the staff of the National Security Council and Deputy Director of National Security Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, and has taught American foreign policy at Princeton and Columbia. He is the author of How Wars End (Simon & Schuster, October 2010).

Oriana Skylar Mastro is an assistant professor of security studies at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University where her research addresses critical questions at the intersection of interstate conflict (in particular military strategy and operations), great power relations, and the challenges of rising powers – with a focus on China and East Asian security. This year, she is a Jeane Kirkpatrick Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) where she is working on a book about China's challenge to U.S. primacy. Dr. Mastro also continues to serve as officer in the United States Air Force Reserve, for which she works as a Senior China Analyst at the Pentagon. For her contributions to U.S. strategy in Asia, she won the Individual Reservist of the Year Award in 2016. She is the author of the forthcoming Cornell University press book, The Costs of Conversation: Obstacles to Peace Talks in Wartime.

Previously, Dr. Mastro was a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, fellow in the Asia-Pacific Security program at the Center for a New American Security, and a University of Virginia Miller Center National Fellow. She holds a B.A. in East Asian Studies from Stanford University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Politics from Princeton University. 


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