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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INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
Rosa Brooks Examines War’s Expanding Boundaries

Rosa Brooks' new book, "How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything," was reviewed in the New York Times Book Review.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
Donald Trump Is the Peace Candidate

Rosa Brooks wrote for Foreign Policy about Donald Trump and Russia.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
The Republican Party Is on the Verge of Extinction

Rosa Brooks wrote for Foreign Policy about the future of the GOP.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
A Rosy-Eyed View of Obama’s Foreign Policy From an Administration Loyalist

Rosa Brooks wrote for the Washington Post about the Obama Administrations foreign policy views.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY and NEW AMERICA
Donald Trump Has a Coherent, Realist Foreign Policy

Rosa Brooks wrote for Foreign Policy about Donald Trump's international policy ideas.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY and NEW AMERICA
Can There Be War Without Soldiers?

"What if they gave a war, and nobody came?” asked anti-war activists in the 1960s.


FELLOWS and NEW AMERICA
The Military Wouldn’t Save Us From President Trump’s Illegal Orders

Rosa Brooks wrote for the Washington Post about possibilities of a Trump Presidency and the military.


FELLOWS and INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
The Future of Putin’s Russia and the Syria Dilemma

Rosa Brooks joined Foreign Policy's ER podcast to discuss the future of Russia and Syria.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY and NEW AMERICA
You Know Who Isn’t Sad About Scalia?

Justice Antonin Scalia was a towering figure of conservative constitutionalism. But foreign jurists aren’t likely crying right now.


FELLOWS, INTERNATIONAL SECURITY and NEW AMERICA
Obama: The Last Year and the Legacy, Part 1

After seven years, it’s time for the president to bring American foreign policy out of the shadows.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY and NEW AMERICA
What the Planned Parenthood attacks can teach us about fighting terrorism

The truth is that terrorism is likely going to be around for a long time.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY and NEW AMERICA
How Is the War on Terror Like the War on Drugs?

The U.S. fight against global terrorism is costly, distracting, self-perpetuating, unceasing, and unresolvable. Is there any way to fix it?