Michael Moran

Foreign Affairs Columnist


Michael Moran is foreign affairs columnist for GlobalPost and wrote one of the very first pieces ever published by the site when it launched in January 2009. He is also vice president, global risk analysis, for Control Risks, an international political, security and integrity risk consultancy.

Moran formerly served as director and editor-in-chief of Renaissance Insights, an initiative of the investment bank Renaissance Capital, headquartered in Moscow. He is author of "The Reckoning: Debt, Democracy and the Future of American Power", and a co-author of "The Fastest Billion: The Story Behind Africa's Economic Revolution".

Before joining Control Risks, Moran was executive editor and chief of geostrategic analysis at Roubini Global Economics in New York, and spent four years leading digital strategy at the Council on Foreign Relations as executive editor of CFR.org between 2005-2009, winning a series of Emmy and Overseas Press Club awards for CFR with his "Crisis Guides" series.

Throughout his journalistic career, which included correspondent posts for the BBC, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty as the head of international news and a columnist for MSNBC.com, Moran has covered the revolutions, elections and other events that have shaped our times. He was also an adjunct professor of international affairs at Bard College (2003-2001), a member of the communications advisory board of Human Rights Watch and a former board member of the Overseas Press Club. He lives in Hoboken, NJ.