Washington Post Adds Josh Rogin, Expands ‘Global Opinions’


As part of a new offering that will convene leading opinion writers from around the world to provide insights on international policy and politics, the Washington Post is adding veteran foreign policy columnist Josh Rogin. In his new role at the Post, Rogin will “anchor a heavily-reported opinion blog focusing on diplomacy and foreign affairs.” Rogin joins the Post from Bloomberg View, where he covered foreign policy and national security. Prior to that he wrote for The Daily BeastNewsweekForeign Policy Magazine and Congressional Quarterly among others.
This blog will be part of the Post’s new Global Opinions section that will also include columnists and “fresh voices” from major regions across the world and will be led by Pulitzer Prize-winner Anne Applebaum. In announcing Rogin and other hires, the Post’s editorial page editor Fred Hiatt highlighted “unprecedented challenges in the international arena” and a new American president as part of the motivation for “tap[ping] into the debates and and discussions happening in countries around the world” while offering different perspectives on how international audiences view the U.S. and how the U.S. views the international community.