Gideon Rose is an adjunct professor in the department of political science at Columbia University, and an affiliate of the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies. He is the Mary and David Boies distinguished fellow in U.S. foreign policy at the Council on Foreign Relations, and the former editor of Foreign Affairs.

In 1985 Rose was appointed assistant editor of The National Interest.  He then went on to hold a similar position at The Public Interest. He served as Associate Director for Near East and South Asian Affairs on the staff of the National Security Council from 1994 to 1995 under the Clinton administration.

In 1996, Rose joined Princeton University’s Politics Department as a lecturer on American foreign policy and then held a similar position at the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia University. Rose was an Olin Senior Fellow and the Deputy Director of National Security Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations from 1995 to 2000, before he was appointed managing editor of Foreign Affairs, replacing Fareed Zakaria. On June 3, 2010, it was announced that Rose would be succeeding James F. Hoge, Jr. as the editor of Foreign Affairs. He took up the position on October 1, 2010. Rose left as editor in January 2021 and joined the Council on Foreign Relations’ think tank to write his book, “How Wars End” (Simon & Schuster, October 2010).

Rose holds a B.A. from Yale University and a Ph.D. from Harvard University.