J. Peter Scoblic

Fellow, International Security Program

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.

All Work

INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
Seeing So Much of The Present Through Watergate Makes It Harder to See The Future

Peter Scoblic wrote the for the Washington Post to warn against overly relying on comparing Watergate with the Trump-Russia investigation


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
The Week the World Almost Ended

INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
Presidents Need to Be Able to Do Nothing. Donald Trump Can’t Do It.

J. Peter Scoblic wrote for the Washington Post about Donald Trump.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY and NEW AMERICA
We didn’t see Donald Trump coming. But we could have.

It's rare for an election to raise a metaphysical question — and even rarer for Donald Trump to do so.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY and NEW AMERICA
The Power of Precise Predictions

International Security Program Fellow Peter Scoblic in the New York Times on the power of precise predictions.