Leslie Gelb

President Emeritus of the Council on Foreign Relations

Leslie (Les) Howard Gelb is a former correspondent for The New York Times and is president emeritus of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Last Updated: April 24, 2019

  • Anglo-American Relations, 1945-1950: Toward a Theory of Alliances (Taylor & Francis, 1988)
  • Claiming the Heavens: The New York Times Complete Guide to the Star Wars Debate (coauthor, Crown Publishing Group, 1988)
  • Our Own Worst Enemy: The Unmaking of American Foreign Policy (coauthor, Simon & Schuster, 1984)
  • The Irony of Vietnam: The System Worked (coauthor, Brookings Institution Press, 1980)