Nicholas Thompson was most recently a senior editor at Legal Affairs Magazine and, before that, an editor at Washington Monthly. He is now a contributing editor at both publications and an editor at Wired. Mr. Thompson has written about politics, technology, and the law for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times, Slate, Foreign Policy, The New Republic, The New York Observer, and many other publications.
He was a 2005 Livingston Award nominee, and has appeared as a commentator on Fox News, MSNBC, CNN, CNBC, ABC's Live with Regis and Kelly, NBC's Today Show, and National Public Radio.
As a Fellow at the New America Foundation in 2002-03, Mr. Thompson wrote about the ways that information technology was changing West Africa. Currently, he is writing a book about Paul Nitze and George Kennan, and how the 50-year battle of ideas between those two men defined the Cold War and illuminates current foreign policy debates.