Claudia Rosett is an American writer and journalist. A former staff writer for The Wall Street Journal, she writes a foreign affairs column for Forbes, blogs for Pajamas Media, makes guest appearances on television and radio, and is attached to the Independent Womenâ€™s Forum and the London Centre for Policy Research. Her recent work has focussed on North Korea, Iran, the United Nations and, with emphasis on merchant vessel tracking, methods of sanctions evasion.
Rosett earned a BA in English at Yale University in 1976, an MA in English at Columbia University in 1979, and an MBA at the University of Chicago in 1981.Rosett's biography at the Foundation for the Defense of DemocraciesFDD website She joined The Wall Street Journal in 1984, becoming the editorial page editor at The Asian Wall Street Journal in 1986. From 1996 she worked in Moscow, first as a reporter for the Journal, then as Moscow Bureau Chief, before taking leave6 to live in India. In 1997 she returned to New York, where she served on the editorial board of The Wall Street Journal until 2002. She wrote a regular column, "The Real World", for The Wall Street Journal Europe and OpinionJournal.com from July 2000 to December 2005. In 1990 she received an Overseas Press Club Citation for Excellence in recognition of her on-the-scene reporting of the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989. Rosett's biography (not up to date) at The Wall Street Journal website In 1994 she broke the full story of North Korean labor camps in the Russian Far East, reporting from the camps. Rosett has also written for National Review, The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, USA Today, Commentary, The New Republic and The Weekly Standard, among others.
On the United Nations
Rosett is a frequent critic of the United Nations. In 2004 and 2005, she wrote a series of articles exposing the corruption behind the U.N.'s Oil-for-Food program. As Michael Barone, a senior writer at U.S. News and World Report, explained: "Of What Use is the United Nations?", syndicated column by Michael Barone, January 10, 2005
The U.N. Oil for Food program, we learn from the reporting of Claudia Rosett in The Wall Street Journal, was a rip-off on the order of $21 billionâ€”with money intended for hungry Iraqis going instead to Saddam Hussein and his henchmen, to bribed French and Russian businesses and, evidently, to the U.N.'s own man in charge, Benon Sevan. For this work, she was honored with the 2005 Eric Breindel Award for Excellence in Opinion JournalismEric Breindel Journalism Awards: Past Winners and a "Mightier Pen" award from the Center for Security Policy. "Honoring Claudia Rosett's Mighty Pen", by Gary Shapiro, The New York Sun, December 15, 2005
In June and July 2006, Rosett covered the trial of Tongsun Park via a blog at the National Review's website.
Rosett's biography at the Foundation for the Defense of DemocraciesFDD website
Rosett's columns for Forbes
The Rosett Report, Rosett's blog at Pajamas Media
Rosett's archived columns at National ReviewNational Review Online
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