Mark Strauss (journalist)

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Mark Strauss is a U.S. journalist and senior editor at, covering politics and science. Previously, he was a senior editor at Smithsonian Magazine" and the editor of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, winner of the 2007 National Magazine Award for General Excellence (in the under 100,000 circulation category) awarded by the American Society of Magazine Editors. Prior to joining the Bulletin, he was senior editor at the bimonthly magazine Foreign Policy, for which he had worked since 1997. He has contributed articles to Slate, the Chronicle of Higher Education, The Washington Post, The New Republic, The Spectator, the Brown Journal of World Affairs, and Washington Monthly. He has also appeared as a commentator on CNN, Fox News, National Public Radio, and the BBC. Prior to joining Foreign Policy, he was a research assistant at the Brookings Institution's Foreign Policy Studies program, and he served on the staff of a number of prominent national magazines, including SAIS Review, Spy Magazine, and Discover Magazine.

Strauss received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Macalester College and his master's degree in journalism fromColumbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He earned his master's degree in Middle East studies and international economics at Johns Hopkins University's Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies.

Strauss is listed in the 2008 edition of Marquis Who's Who in America.


Interview with Mark Strauss at [1]

"4 Editors, an Art Director and a Shot at the Magazine Title," New York Times, March 15, 2007.[2]