David Rothkopf

(David J. Rothkopf)

David Rothkopf
David Rothkopf
  • Born: December 24, 1955
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  • Profession: Political Scientist, Journalist, CEO









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David J. Rothkopf is a liberal professor of international relations, political scientist and journalist. He is the founder and CEO of The Rothkopf Group, a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a visiting professor at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University and a prolific author. From 2012 to May 2017, he served as CEO of the FP Group, which publishes Foreign Policy magazine, ForeignPolicy.com, presents FP Events, and is a division of Graham Holdings Company. Rothkopf was first announced as CEO and Editor-at-Large in 2012, when Foreign Policy was owned by the Washington Post Company.

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America responded to the 9-11 attacks by invading Iraq, only to discover that Saddam Hussein had palaces of mass luxury, not weapons of mass destruction. Terrorism
At the dawn of the nuclear age, national security officials could not win top jobs without knowing the language of nukes. In contrast, today the vast majority of these officials are cyber-illiterate [when the current major threat was cyber-attacks]. Detriments & Qualifications ;Public Office: Benefits
If a nuclear power is willing to be bolder than another, it can take limited conventional actions without fear of major pushback. Expansionism, Colonialism & Imperialism
If Americans have to live with the danger of guns because of the 2nd Amendment, then they'll also have to live with the dangers of publications such as Inspire Magazine because of the 1st Amendment. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
It is time to acknowledge that the reorganization that took place in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks was a mess. Management & Managing Government
Massive increases in productivity due to the happy marriage if information technology and advanced manufacturing techniques are having a chilling, unprecedented effect on job creations. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
Obama has been deliberative to a fault and an inveterate seeker of the middle ground. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
Obama seems steadfast in his resistance both to learning from his past errors and to managing his team so that future errors are prevented. It is hard to think of a recent president who has grown so little in office. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
Once upon a time, the U. S. economy grew in tandem with the productivity of American workers, leading to the creation of jobs and wealth across society. During the [21st] century’s first decade, however, this relationship no longer applied. GDP grew and productivity climbed, while job creation slowed to a crawl, median incomes fell—and the rich get richer. Economics, The Economy & Fiscal Affairs
Some countries elevate and value community. Some serve the state to the detriment of individual people, and some, like the United States, celebrate individuality to a fault. States. Nations & Nationhood
The economy of tomorrow is unlikely to look much like that of yesterday. Economics, The Economy & Fiscal Affairs
The Pentagon … kills ideas that threaten its core programs more efficiently than it does any foreign enemy. Military & Veterans
There are hugely creative military leaders who have contemplated just the kind of changes that are needed. In Washington, however, strength lies with the opponents rather than the proponents of change. And the opponents possess the ultimate political weapon of mass destruction. They can accuse leaders who want to challenge the status quo of making America weak. So we’re left with all the systems the country has accumulated to counter every post World War II defense challenge: multiple air forces, multiple expeditionary forces; multiple cyber-commands. We can’t afford what we have. We don’t need much of what we have. Reform, Change, Transformation & Reformers
There is an urgent necessity that our system of international law not allow heads of state to violate the fundamental rights of their citizens or their neighbor with impunity. But a consistently amoral U. S. foreign policy has made this necessity all the more difficult to address. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising ;Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
Wars are often won by diplomats and businessmen—not soldiers War & Peace
Within each country’s borders, different view exist of the obligations of individual citizens to one another, of provinces and cities to their neighbors, of the large and the small entities to the polity—corporations, churches, and other institutions—to society as a whole. States. Nations & Nationhood

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