Arnaud de Borchgrave – CONNECTS 2005

Accountability & Influence in the Media: Consider the Source.

During a 30-year career at Newsweek magazine, de Borchgrave covered most of the world’s major news events.


Arnaud de Borchgrave - Director at Transnational Threats Project and Editor-at-large at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, also the Editor-at-Large for the Washington Times, and United Press International.

During a 30-year career at Newsweek magazine, de Borchgrave covered most of the world's major news events. At 21, he was appointed Brussels bureau chief of United Press International, and three years later he was Newsweek's bureau chief in Paris. At 27, he became senior editor of the magazine, a position he held for 25 years.

He pioneered dialogues between heads of state on opposite sides of explosive international issues when he interviewed Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser and Israeli Prime Minister Levi Eshkol in 1969. His interviews with world leaders repeatedly broke new ground and made headlines all over the world. He was appointed Editor-and-Chief of the Washington Times and Insight magazine in 1985. He left his post with the Washington Times in 1991 and currently, serves as its Editor-at-Large.

He served as president and CEO of United Press International from 1999 to January 2001. His awards include Best Magazine Reporting from Abroad and Best Magazine Interpretation of Foreign Affairs. In 1981, de Borchgrave received the World Business Council's Medal of Honor, and in 1985 he was awarded the George Washington Medal of Honor for Excellence in Published Works. While at CSIS, he has coauthored Cyber Threats and Information Security: Meeting the 21st Century Challenge, and Russian Organized Crime & Corruption: Putin's Challenge. He as also published Cybercrime, Cyberterrorism, Cyberwarfare, Russian Organized Crime, and Global Organized Crime: The New Empire of Evil.

Arnaud has been a member of the Council on Foreign Relations for the last 29 years. Osborn Elliot, former Editor-in-Chief of Newsweek and former Dean of the Columbia School of Journalism, wrote, "de Borchgrave has played a role in world affairs known to no other journalist."

Genius has its limits; stupidity has none!”

Arnaud de Borchgrave