Daniel Kurtz-Phelan is Editor of Foreign Affairs. From 2017-2020 he was Executive Editor of the magazine, and from 2010-2012 he served in the U.S. State Department, including as a member of the Secretary of State’s Policy Planning Staff, where he advised Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. He also served as a speechwriter for Secretary Clinton. His history of George Marshall’s post­–World War II mission to China, The China Mission, was published by WW Norton in 2018 and named a best book of the year by The Economist and an editor’s pick by The New York Times Book Review. His writing has also appeared in publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Atlantic. He has also served as a fellow with New America’s International Security program, a Senior Fellow at the Centre for Policy Research in New Delhi, and a Senior Adviser to the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. He received his B.A. from Yale University in 2003.