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Romesh Ratnesar is Deputy Editor of Bloomberg Businessweek and the author of Tear Down This Wall: A City, A President and the Speech that Ended the Cold War (Simon & Schuster, 2009).
Ratnesar spent more than a dozen years as an editor, columnist and correspondent for Time, serving as the magazine's chief foreign-affairs editor and Deputy Managing Editor, the No. 2 position on the Time masthead. He has written and edited dozens of cover stories on politics, foreign policy, economics and international affairs and reported from many countries around the world, including Iraq, Afghanistan, and Israel and the Palestinian territories.
As a Future Tense fellow at New America, Ratnesar writes on U.S. foreign policy and the Middle East and is researching a book on the end of World War II. Ratnesar has twice been a Media Fellow at the Hoover Institution and was named a 2004-2005 Young Leader by the French-American Foundation. He has written for Bloomberg Business Week, The New Republic, Slate, The Washington Post, Washington Monthly, The New York Post, Mother Jones, Legal Affairs and Lingua Franca.
A member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Ratnesar received a B.A. and M.A. in history from Stanford University.