Michael Cohen is regular writer and commentator on American politics and U.S. foreign policy. He is the author of Live from the Campaign Trail: The Greatest Presidential Campaign Speeches of the 20th Century and How They Shaped Modern America (Walker Books, 2008), as well as a columnist the Guardian newspaper. He previously wrote a weekly column forForeign Policy and was a blogger for the New York Daily News.
Formerly he was a senior fellow at the New America Foundation and the American Security Project. He also served in the U.S. Department of State as chief speechwriter for U.S. Representative to the United Nations Bill Richardson and Undersecretary of State Stuart Eizenstat. He has worked at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and was chief speechwriter for Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT). He has also worked on political campaigns, both in the United States and overseas.
He is a frequent writer on politics and international affairs, and his work has been featured in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times,Boston Globe, Foreign Affairs, Politico, World Policy Journal, the Christian Science Monitor, World Politics Review, Nation, Dissent and Reuters. He has also been featured on ABC News, Good Morning America NOW, Fox News, BBC TV, South African television, Al Jazeera, al Hurra, Air America, The Brian Lerer Show, To the Point with Warren Olney, Pacifica Radio, Sirius/XM Radio’s POTUS and Wall Street Journal Radio
Michael holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations from American University and a master’s degree from Columbia University where he is also an adjunct lecturer in the School of International and Public Affairs. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife Sarah and his daughter Isadora.