As an International Security program Fellow with New America, J. Peter Scoblic researches U.S. nuclear strategy and the power of prediction. Previously, he was executive editor of The New Republic and, more recently, of Foreign Policy, where he remains a contributing editor. He has also served as deputy staff director of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, where he worked on approval of the New START agreement and was the chief foreign policy speechwriter for Chairman John Kerry. In 2008, Viking Press published his book, U.S. vs. Them, an intellectual history of the modern conservative movement and its impact on American foreign policy. He is a graduate of Brown University and is currently pursuing a doctorate in management at Harvard Business School.