David Andelman

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David A. Andelman (born October 6, 1944 in Cambridge, Massachusetts) is the editor-in-chief of World Policy Journal, having previously served as the American executive editor at Forbes.com and was a news reporter for The New York Times, based in New York, Southeast Asia and Eastern Europe, and CBS News, based in Paris. He has also worked for The New York Daily News as the business editor, CNBC as Washington correspondent and Smallcapcenter.com as editor-in-chief. He is the author, most recently, of "A Shattered Peace: Versailles 1919 and the Price We Pay Today," a look at the origins of many of today's deepest global crises including the war in Iraq.

Andelman also co-wrote "The Fourth World War: Diplomacy and Espionage in the Age of Terrorism", a book of memoirs and opinion with Alexandre de Marenches, a former head of French intelligence, and "The Peacemakers".

In the summer of 2008, Andelman was named editor of World Policy Journal.

In the summer of 2010, Andelman was elected president of the Overseas Press Club of America.

Andelman is also a member of the Board of Contributors of USA Today, writing columns dealing with international affairs.

He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Leadership Council of the Committee to Protect Journalists, the Century Association of New York, the Grolier Club and the Harvard Club of New York City. He is a graduate of Harvard College and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Comments by other writers[edit]

In a 1975 letter to Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner, the writer and journalist Hunter S. Thompson described Andelman as "...one of those people you'd automatically choose to be plunged into a vat of aboriginal clap-spoor, just to test the effects." Thompson was describing the an incident earlier in the year when Andelman had arrived in Laos on assignment for The New York Times and wanted to take over a hotel suite that Thompson had been using.[1]


  • David A. Andelman, A Shattered Peace: Versailles 1919 and the Price We Pay Today, John Wiley Publishers, 2007, ISBN 978-0-471-78898-0
  • Alexandre De Marenches & David A. Andelman,The Fourth World War: Diplomacy and Espionage in the Age of Terrorism, William Morrow & Co, 1992, ISBN 0-688-09218-7
  • David A. Andelman, The Peacemakers, Harper & Row Publishers, 1973, ISBN 0-06-553106-X


  1. ^ Brinkley, Douglas or Sadler, Shelby. Thompson, Hunter (2000). Douglas Brinkley, ed. Fear and Loathing in America (1st ed.). Simon & Schuster. p. 784. ISBN 0-684-87315-X.  Thompson letter to Jann Wenner, August 28, 1975 , p. 651-652.

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