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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Is Hillary a robot?: Rosa Brooks ponders

This is just fun writing: Okay, Hillary. I was going to write this week about autonomous killer robots, but then you (finally!) announced th

How to Destroy the Robot and Unleash the Real Hillary Clinton

I can see why a presidential candidate might prefer not to remind voters of a Predator drone. I want you to win, Hillary. But first you need

What Is the Future of War?

It is with this in mind that New America, a nonpartisan think tank network; Arizona State University, the nation’s largest public university


Whether you’re on the right or the left, if you care about ensuring the responsible and effective use of U.S. military power, you should foc

Spare a Thought for Those Who Are Not Charlie

If you want to be mourned by millions of marchers and eulogized by dozens of reverential world leaders, apparently you need to be Charlie He

The Doormat Gets Shown The Door

On the contrary. You made no claims to policy genius and you made it clear you were no threat to anyone, and this went down well with a Whit

Avoiding Unnecessary Wars and Preserving Accountability: Principles for an ISIL-Specific AUMF

Earlier today, a group of legal experts–including Rosa Brooks, Sarah Cleveland, Jen Daskal, Walter Dellinger, Harold Koh, and Marty Lederman

Portrait of the Army as a Work in Progress

The service's plan to revamp itself for the post-post-9/11 world is ambiguous and rife with contradiction. That's what makes it brilliant.