James Traub has been a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine since 1998.
From 1994 to 1997, he was a staff writer for The New Yorker. He has also written for The New York Review of Books, Foreign Affairs, The Atlantic Monthly, The New Republic and elsewhere. His articles have been widely reprinted and anthologized.
Traub has written extensively about international affairs and especially the United Nations. In recent years, he has reported from Iran, Iraq, Sierra Leone, East Timor, Vietnam, India, Kosovo and Haiti. He has also written often about national politics and urban affairs, including education, immigration, race, poverty and crime.
- The Freedom Agenda: Why America Must Spread Democracy (Just Not the Way George Bush Did)
- Secretary or General?: The UN Secretary-General in World Politics
- The Best Intentions: Kofi Annan and the UN in the Era of American World Power
- Debate--The United Nations: Still Relevant After All These Years?
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Last Updated: Apr 22, 2010