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 and NEW AMERICA
The Threat Is Already Inside

By now, the script is familiar: Terrorists attack a Western target, and politicians compete to offer stunned and condemnatory adjectives. Br


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How to Reboot America’s Global Influence

On this episode of The E.R., New America's Rosa Brooks, David Rothkopf, and Kori Schake review the shortcomings of recent foreign-policy eff


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Dumb Wars

Scene 1: Chicago, October 2002. The scene is an anti-war rally. Senator BARACK OBAMA enters from STAGE LEFT. He is young and handsome, and t


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The E.R.: Which International Architecture Rules the World?

Between the Atlantic and the Pacific, recent developments and displays of power could be changing the way the world works in a fundamental w


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Who makes better foreign policy: artists or scientists?

There are books that are read and books that are admired, and they are not necessarily the same books. “Worldmaking,” by David Milne, seems


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The E.R.: Do Your Generals Speak Economics?

This week on The E.R., our contributors talk about what the military knows (and doesn’t know) about economics, what government catchphrases


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The E.R.: It’s Time the U.S. Military Reinvented Itself to Operate in the Information Age

This week’s episode is a continuation of The E.R. panel’s discussion that wrestled with the controversial idea that the U.S. military has pe


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The E.R.: ‘We Fail Better’ Should Not Be the Motto of the U.S. Military

Rosa Brooks, Tom Ricks, and others wrestle with America's recent legacy in the Middle East and what's broken with the last superpower's arme


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Fixing What’s Broke: Restoring American Leadership in the Age of the Long War

UCDavis hosts "Fixing What’s Broke: Restoring American Leadership in the Age of the Long War," by Rosa Brooks, professor at the Georgetown U


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America’s Problem With World Leaderishness

If voters don’t care about foreign policy, why are the nation’s leading presidential contenders wasting their time talking about it?


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The E.R.: Living in the Aftermath of the Iran Deal

How does the "new" Middle East look now that the Iran deal is done? New America's Rosa Brooks and others debate.


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The Hard Lessons of Kunduz and Syria

Why U.S. efforts to train and equip friendly fighters around the world so often fail.