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Sasha Polakow-Suransky

Indonesia 2011
Foreign Affairs

Sasha Polakow-Suransky is a staff editor of the Op-Ed page of The New York Times, and is responsible for assigning pieces on foreign policy and international affairs. Previously he was a senior editor at Foreign Affairs, the magazine published by the Council on Foreign Relations, where he edited articles by Hillary Clinton, Richard Haass, Kenneth Roth, Jagdish Bhagwati, John Githongo and Nouried Roubini. From 2001 to 2003 he wrote for The American Prospect magazine in Washington, D.C., covering politics and the post 9/11 backlash against Muslims and immigrants in the U.S. and Europe. His articles have also appeared in The Boston Globe, Foreign Policy, The International Herald Tribune, Newsweek, and the New Republic. His book, “The Unspoken Alliance: Israel’s Secret Relationship with Apartheid South Africa,” was published in 2010 by Pantheon and focuses on the clandestine military and nuclear cooperation between the Israeli government and the South African apartheid regime during the 1970s and 1980s. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in History and Urban Studies from Brown University and an D.Phil in Modern History from Oxford University (St. Antony’s College), where he was a Rhodes Scholar from 2003-2006.


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