Expertise American foreign policy; immigration policy; European policy; Balkan policy, particularly Bosnia and Kosovo; humanitarian aid issues
Contributing Editor, The New Republic Magazine; Board Member, the Arms Project of Human Rights Watch; Columnist, Salmagundi Magazine; Fellow, The New York Institute for the Humanities at New York University; Senior Editor, Farrar, Straus& Giroux (1978-89).
Rieff is a frequent contributor to The New Republic, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The National Post (Canada), and the Times Literary Supplement.
A.B. History, Princeton University
Simon & Schuster, 2008
Reviewed: Guardian, May 31, 2008; Times (UK), May 24, 2008; Los Angeles Times, January 6, 2008; Powell's Books, January 9, 2008; San Francisco Chronicle, January 11, 2008; The New York Times, January 29, 2008; Salon.com, February 13, 2008; Washington Post, February 24, 2008.
(with Roy Gutman and Anthony Dworkin)
W.W. Norton, 2007 (reprint)
Simon & Schuster, 2006
Simon & Schuster, 2003
University Press of Florida, 2000
of V.S. Naipaul’s new book A Writer’s People,
was written by Rieff, The New York Times,
June 8, 2008.
For the Talking Points Memo Book Club, “Not the World I See
,” a discussion on Fareed Zarakaria’s latest book, May 5, 2008.
"The Wrong War," The New York Times, a book review, March 16, 2008.
"A Second American Century? The Paradoxes of Power," World Policy Journal, Vol. 16, No. 4, 1999.
"A New Hierarchy of Values and Interests," World Policy Journal, Vol. 16, No. 3, Fall 1999.
"Aid to Africa Debate," New York City. December 9, 2007. Mr. Rieff argues for the motion "Aid to Africa is doing more harm than good." Video here.
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