Arnaud De Borchgrave - Biography



Noted editor and journalist Arnaud de Borchgrave is a founding board member of Newsmax.com who now serves on Newsmax's Advisory Board.

During a 30-year career at Newsweek magazine, de Borchgrave covered most of the world’s major news events, including 18 wars. At 21, he was appointed Brussels bureau chief of United Press International, and was named Newsweek’s bureau chief in Paris three years later. At 27, he became senior editor of the magazine, a position he held for 25 years. He was appointed editor in chief of The Washington Times in 1985.

He left his post with The Washington Times in 1991 to join CSIS as a senior adviser and director of the Global Organized Crime Project, which became the Transnational Threats Project after 9/11. At CSIS, he co-authored "Open Source Information: The Missing Dimension of Intelligence" (2006); "Cyber Threats and Information Security: Meeting the 21st Century Challenge" (2001); "Russian Organized Crime and Corruption: Putin’s Challenge" (2000); "Cybercrime, Cyberterrorism, Cyberwarfare: Averting an Electronic Waterloo" (1998); and "The Nuclear Black Market" (1996).

He has been president and CEO of UPI (1999–2001) and continues to serve as editor at large for both UPI and The Washington Times.

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.

In 2007, the Phillips Foundation honored de Borchgrave with its Lifetime Achievement Award.

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