Philip Gordon, Ambassador Richard Burt, David Ignatius, Ashley Tellis, and David Calleo gather to debate at an event marking the 50th Anniversary and Re-Launch of Survival, the IISS journal. Dana Allin moderates the event.
Dana H. Allin is editor of Survival, and Senior Fellow for Transatlantic Affairs at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS). A graduate of Yale University, he worked as a Europe-based financial journalist before earning an M.A. and Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University, Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).
He was visiting assistant professor in European Studies and American Foreign Policy at the SAIS centers in Bologna, Italy and Washington, D.C., a Robert Bosch Foundation Fellow, and Deputy Director of both the Aspen Institute Berlin and the International Commission on the Balkans (a joint project of Aspen Berlin and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace).
Amb Richard Burt
Ambassador Richard Burt is Senior Director at McLarty Associates, was editor of Survival from 1976-1977. This was part of a longer stay as an IISS research associate and then Assistant Director at the IISS. He is a Member of the Board of Directors of the IISS-US.
Dr. David Calleo
David P. Calleo is the Dean Acheson Professor and director of European Studies at SAIS, is the author of more than six books, including The Bankrupting of America, The German Problem Reconsidered, and America and the World Political Economy. A former consultant to the United States under secretary of state for political affairs, he joined the faculty in 1968. In 2001 he was named a University Professor.
Philip H. Gordon
Dr. Philip Gordon is a Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy Studies and Director of the Brookings Center on the United States and Europe.
Prior to coming to Brookings he was Director for European Affairs at the National Security Council, where he was responsible for as range of issues including NATO, Western Europe, Turkey and the OSCE. From 1994-98 he was Senior Fellow for U.S. Strategic Studies and the Editor of Survival at the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London.
He has previously held teaching and research posts at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, DC; INSEAD, in Fontainebleau, France and Singapore; and the German Society for Foreign Affairs in Bonn.
Dr. Gordon has a Ph.D. and M.A. and in European Studies and International Economics from Johns Hopkins University (SAIS) and a B.A. in French and Philosophy from Ohio University. He is a regular commentator in international affairs and U.S. foreign policy for major television and radio networks and a frequent contributor to the op-ed pages of major publications such as the New York Times, Washington Post, International Herald Tribune, Financial Times, The New Republic Online, Yale Global and Le Monde.
He is the author or co-author of a number of books, including Crescent of Crisis: U.S.-European Strategy for the Greater Middle East (Brookings, 2006); Allies at War: America, Europe and the Crisis Over Iraq (McGraw-Hill, 2004); Iraq: The Transatlantic Debate (EU Institute for Security Studies December 2002); The French Challenge: Adapting to Globalization (Brookings, 2001); Cold War Statesmen Confront the Bomb: Diplomacy and Nuclear Weapons Since 1945 (Oxford University Press, 1999); The Transatlantic Allies and the Changing Middle East (Oxford/IISS, 1998); NATO's Transformation (Rowman and Littlefield, 1997); France, Germany and the Western Alliance (Westview, 1995); and A Certain Idea of France: French Security and the Gaullist Legacy (Princeton, 1993).
David R. Ignatius
Washington Post columnist associate editor David Ignatius has had a distinguished and wide-ranging career in the news business, serving at various times as a reporter, foreign correspondent, editor and columnist. He has written widely for magazines and published several novels.
Ignatius' twice-weekly column on global politics, economics and international affairs debuted on the Washington Post op-ed page in January 1999. He continued to write weekly after becoming executive editor of the Paris-based International Herald Tribune in September 2000. When the Post sold its interest in the IHT in January 2003, Ignatius resumed writing twice a week for the op-ed page and was syndicated worldwide by the Washington Post Writers Group. His column won the 2000 Gerald Loeb Award for Commentary and a 2004 Edward Weintal Prize.
Prior to becoming a columnist, Ignatius served as the Post's assistant managing editor in charge of business news, foreign editor, and editor of the "Outlook" section. Before joining the Post in 1986, Ignatius spent 10 years as a reporter for the Wall Street Journal and was an editor at The Washington Monthly. He has published articles in Foreign Affairs, The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, The New Republic, Talk Magazine and The Washington Monthly. Ignatius has written seven novels, including 2007's Body of Lies, which was adapted into a Warner Bros. film directed by Ridley Scott and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe.
Raised in Washington, D.C., Ignatius attended Harvard College, where he graduated magna cum laude in 1973. He received a Frank Knox Fellowship from Harvard and studied at King’s College, Cambridge University, where he received a diploma in economics.
Ashley J. Tellis
Ashley J. Tellis is Senior Associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, specializing in international security, defense, and Asian strategic issues. He was recently on assignment to the U.S. Department of State as Senior Adviser to the Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs, during which time he was intimately involved in negotiating the civil nuclear agreement with India.
Previously he was commissioned into the Foreign Service and served as Senior Adviser to the Ambassador at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi. He also served on the National Security Council staff as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Strategic Planning and Southwest Asia.
Prior to his government service, Dr. Tellis was Senior Policy Analyst at the RAND Corporation and Professor of Policy Analysis at the RAND Graduate School. He is the author of India's Emerging Nuclear Posture (2001) and co-author of Interpreting China's Grand Strategy: Past, Present, and Future (2000). He is also Research Director of the Strategic Asia program at NBR and co-editor of Strategic Asia 2006-07: Trade, Interdependence, and Security, Strategic Asia 2005-06: Military Modernization in an Era of Uncertainty and Strategic Asia 2004-05: Confronting Terrorism in the Pursuit of Power. His academic publications have appeared in many edited volumes and journals.