Foreign Correspondent & Editor, The Washington Post
Executive Editor, Foreign Policy
Susan Glasser is editor in chief of Foreign Policy, the magazine of global politics, economics, and ideas. A longtime foreign correspondent and editor for the Washington Post, Glasser joined Foreign Policy in 2008 and has been spearheading the magazine’s ambitious expansion in print and online at ForeignPolicy.com. During her tenure, the magazine has won numerous awards for its innovative coverage, including two National Magazine Awards, and was recently selected as a finalist for “magazine of the year” by the American Society of Magazine Editors.
Glasser spent four years as co-chief of the Post's Moscow Bureau, throughout President Vladimir Putin's first term, during which time she also traveled extensively around the countries of the former Soviet Union. Together with her husband, New York Times White House correspondent Peter Baker, she wrote Kremlin Rising: Vladimir Putin's Russia and the End of Revolution, which was published in 2005. Glasser also covered the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq as a correspondent for the Post, including the battle of Tora Bora.
As an editor at the Post, Glasser held a number of senior positions, including assistant managing editor for national news and editor of Outlook, the Post's weekly section of commentary and ideas. She started at the Post in 1998 as deputy national editor overseeing the Monica Lewinsky investigation and subsequent impeachment of President Bill Clinton. Prior to that, Glasser worked for eight years at Roll Call, the preeminent newspaper covering the U.S. Congress, where she rose from an intern to be the top editor.
A graduate of Harvard University, Glasser lives in Washington with Baker and their son.