Edward Fishman

Next Generation National Security Fellow, 2016

Department of State

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Edward Fishman is a member of the Secretary of State’s Policy Planning Staff, where he covers a range of issues related to Europe and Eurasia and leads the staff’s work on economic sanctions, long-range strategic planning, and international order and norms.

Before joining the Policy Planning Staff, Eddie was the lead expert on Europe-related sanctions issues in the State Department’s Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs and a member of the Iran sanctions team. Outside of the State Department, he has served at the Pentagon as special assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (on the Chairman’s Action Group) and at the Treasury Department as special assistant to the Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence. He is a recipient of both the State Department’s Superior Honor Award (twice) and its Meritorious Honor Award, having been recognized for his contributions to U.S. policy toward Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, and Iran.

Prior to entering government, Eddie was an editor at Foreign Affairs and published articles in The New York Times, The Atlantic, and other outlets. A native of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, he holds a B.A. in History from Yale University and an M.Phil. in International Relations from the University of Cambridge.

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