Adam Garfinkle is editor of The American Interest, an independent bi-monthly magazine of American policy, politics and culture, published in Washington, D.C. Prior to that, he was a speechwriter to the U.S. Secretary of State, and editor of The National Interest. He has taught U.S. foreign policy and Middle East politics at the University of Pennsylvania and at the School of Advanced International Studies of The Johns Hopkins University.
Dr. Garfinkle has also served as a staff member of the National Security Study Group of the U.S. Commission on National Security/21st Century (the Hart-Rudman Commission), an aide to General Alexander M. Haig, Jr., and a special assistant to Senator Henry M. Jackson.
His book Telltale Hearts: The Origins and Impact of the Vietnam Antiwar Movement (St. Martin’s) was named a “notable book of the year” (1995) in the New York Times Book Review. Dr. Garfinkle is also the author of Politics and Society in Modern Israel: Myths and Reality (1997; 2nd edition 2000); War, Water, and Negotiation in the Middle East (1994); Israel and Jordan in the Shadow of War (1992); The Politics of the Nuclear Freeze (1984); and Western Europe’s Middle East Diplomacy and the United States (1983). He is the editor of A Practical Guide to Winning the War on Terrorism (2004).
Dr. Garfinkle holds his undergraduate and doctoral degrees in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania.