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 Donald Versus the Scriptures

It doesn’t matter what religion you believe in — if any — to see that the GOP’s immigrant-bashers aren’t quite people of the book.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY and NEW AMERICA
Eat the Rich and Pay the Poor

"The rich are different from you and me,” a starry-eyed F. Scott Fitzgerald is said to have observed to Ernest Hemingway. “Yes,” replied Hem


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The E.R.: American Power at a Crossroads

David Rothkopf, the FP Group’s CEO and editor, sits down at The Editor’s Roundtable (The E.R.) with FP columnists Rosa Brooks and Kori Schak


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he E.R.: Decoding the Iran Deal

FP Group CEO and editor David Rothkopf discusses the implications of the Iran deal with Rosa Brooks, Kori Schake, and Robert Kagan.


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Making a State by Iron and Blood

None of this excuses the present-day atrocities of the Islamic State or makes them any less horrifying, particularly in this era of nearly u


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Mullah Omar, We Hardly Knew Ye

So Taliban leader Mullah Omar is dead, and apparently no one noticed for two whole years. His death is a good thing, insofar as it saves Ame


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The National Commission on the War on terrorism Is Hereby Called to Order

My Foreign Policy colleague, Rosa Brooks, recently wrote a thoughtful essay, “U.S. Counterterrorism Strategy Is the Definition of Insanity”


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Can Gay Marriage Defeat the Islamic State?

Do you want to fight the Islamic State and the forces of Islamic extremist terrorism? I’ll tell you the best way to send a message to those


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U.S. Counterterrorism Strategy Is the Definition of Insanity

Like Newson, I haven’t encountered many defenders of U.S. counterterrorism strikes. Last year, I co-chaired a Stimson Center commission on U


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Don't Make Jokes About Bombs, and No Nude Sunbathing

This was hardly the most outlandish stereotype of Americans I’ve ever encountered, but I was surprised to hear that the source was a foreign


Know Thy Enemy, and the Future of Memorial Day

The individualization of warfare also raises some distinctly Orwellian possibilities. Andrew Hessel, Mark Goodman, and Steven Kotler noted i


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In Defense of Killer Robots

According to the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots, this would be bad, because a) killer robots might not have the ability to abide by the lega