Arnaud de Borchgrave

Arnaud de Borchgrave
  • During a 30-year career at Newsweek magazine, Arnaud de Borchgrave covered most of the world’s major news events, including 18 wars. At 21, he was appointed Brussels bureau chief of United Press International, and three years later he was Newsweek’s bureau chief in Paris. At 27, he became senior editor of the magazine, a position he held for 25 years, including two decades as chief foreign correspondent. He was appointed editor-in-chief of the Washington Times in 1985. He left that post in 1991 to join CSIS as a senior adviser and director of the Global Organized Crime Project, which became the Transnational Threats Project after 9/11. He served as president and CEO of United Press International (UPI) from 1999 to 2001 and continues to serve as editor-at-large for UPI, where he writes weekly columns that are circulated worldwide by UPI.

    De Borchgrave’s awards include Best Magazine Reporting from Abroad and Best Magazine Interpretation of Foreign Affairs. In 1981, he received the World Business Council’s Medal of Honor, and in 1985 he was awarded the George Washington Medal of Honor for Excellence in Published Works. In 2007, the Phillips Foundation honored de Borchgrave with its Lifetime Achievement Award. At CSIS, he has coauthored numerous reports, including The Nuclear Black Market (1996); Cybercrime, Cyberterrorism, Cyberwarfare: Averting an Electronic Waterloo (1998); Russian Organized Crime & Corruption: Putin’s Challenge (2000); Cyber Threats and Information Security: Meeting the 21st Century Challenge (2001); Open Source Information: The Missing Dimension of Intelligence (2006); and Force Multiplier for Intelligence: Collaborative Open Source Networks (2007). De Borchgrave lectures extensively on both sides of the Atlantic, and in South and Southeast Asia, on a wide variety of topics that deal with terrorism and counterterrorism; weapons of mass destruction (WMD) terrorism; national security and changing defense priorities; transatlantic issues; the Middle East; and the future of the European Union.


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