Jonathan Tepperman has been Managing Editor of Foreign Affairs—the 90-year-old magazine published by the New York–based Council on Foreign Relations—since February 2011. Tepperman started his journalism career as a junior editor at Foreign Affairs in 1998, before moving to Newsweek International, where he was deputy editor, ran (at various times) the Asia, Europe, Africa, Middle East, and Latin America sections, and wrote frequently for the magazine, including cover stories, opinion pieces, and a style column. He has then worked at Eurasia Group, a global political-risk consulting firm, before returning to Foreign Affairs. Tepperman has also worked as a reporter at The Jerusalem Post and The Forward and as a speechwriter to former U.S. Ambassador to the UN Morris B. Abram.
Tepperman writes frequently for a range of publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, The New Republic, and others, on subjects ranging from international affairs to municipal politics and from books to food. He is the co-editor of the book The U.S. vs Al Qaeda: A History of the War on Terror (2011).
Tepperman has a B.A. in English from Yale University, an M.A. in law from New College, Oxford, and an LL.M. in law from New York University. He is Vice Chairman of the Halifax International Security Forum and a Fellow of the New York Institute of Humanities. A native of Windsor, Ontario, he lives in Brooklyn.