Rosa Brooks

ASU Future of War Senior Fellow

As an ASU Future of War senior fellow at New America, Rosa Brooks works with the ASU Future of War project, writing about the changing nature of warfare, the changing role of the U.S. military and need to rethink core assumptions about the laws of war. She is the author of How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything. A professor at Georgetown University Law Center, Ms. Brooks served as Counselor to the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy and as Special Coordinator for Rule of Law and Humanitarian Policy in the Pentagon from 2009-2011. During the Clinton Administration, she also served as a senior advisor at the US Department of State. Ms. Brooks spent four years as an opinion columnist for The Los Angeles Times, and currently writes a weekly column for Foreign Policy. She is a frequent contributor to other print and TV media outlets as well. Brooks received her A.B. from Harvard, a master's degree from Oxford, and a J.D. from Yale Law School.

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Georgetown Law Launches Police Fellowship Program

Rosa Brooks was referenced in a Georgetown Patch article about a new fellowship program


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Fighting for Humanity in War

What can be done by global policymakers and others to promote greater respect for international humanitarian law?


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY and FUTURE OF WAR
The Importance of Working in the Trump Administration

Rosa Brooks wrote for Foreign Policy about the importance of working in the Trump administration.


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100 Notable Books of 2016

Rosa Brooks' book, How Everything Became War, was included in the Washington Post's "100 Notable Books of 2016."


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How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything

In these modern times, is it possible to define "war" with any clarity?


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How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything

A new book brings into focus the increasingly blurry boundaries of "war" and "peace" and the society that has everything to lose by them.


FELLOWS and INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
Sorry Folks, Veterans Are Not Necessarily Experts on Foreign Policy

Rosa Brooks wrote for Foreign Policy about veterans and foreign policy.


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Rosa Brooks on Face the Nation

Rosa Brooks joined Face the Nation to discuss her new book, How Everything Became War, and the 2016 election.


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‘We Have No Idea What War Is’

Rosa Brooks' new book, How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything, was covered in the Atlantic.


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How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything

Rosa Brooks traces this seismic shift in how America wages war from an unconventional perspective—that of a former top Pentagon official.


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The Forever War and the Ever-Expanding Military

Rosa Brooks' new book, How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything, was covered in Slate.


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The Fog of Forever War

Rosa Brooks' new book, How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything, was reviewed in the Wall Street Journal.