Welcome Brian Egan and Laura Rozen! Just Security’s New Editorial Board Members

Just Security is excited to announce the addition of two outstanding members to our Board of Editors: Brian Egan and Laura Rozen. Both will already be familiar to many of our readers. We are thrilled that they have decided to join the JS team.

Brian Egan joined Steptoe & Johnson LLP as a partner in May 2017 following a highly distinguished career in public service. He served as Legal Adviser to the State Department from February 2016 to January 2017, and he served as Deputy Counsel and Deputy Assistant to the President, as well as Legal Adviser to the National Security Council from 2013 to 2016. Prior to that, from 2012 to 2013, he served at the Treasury Department as Assistant General Counsel for Enforcement and Intelligence, managing lawyers who counseled the Department on administering economic sanctions, anti-terrorism financing, and anti-money laundering regimes. Egan also served as Deputy Legal Adviser to the National Security Staff from 2009 to 2011, and as an Attorney-Adviser at the State Department from 2005 to 2009.

Laura Rozen (@lrozen) has served since 2012 as Al Monitor’s diplomatic correspondent, covering Washington, foreign policy, and Middle East affairs. In that role, she has provided comprehensive news coverage of major developments in U.S. foreign policy events, such as her coverage on Al-Monitor’s Back Channel blog of the diplomatic negotiations leading up to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action agreement between Iran and six world powers in July 2015. She also provided in-depth coverage of the 2017 diplomatic rift between Qatar and the Saudi Arabia-led coalition of Persian Gulf states. In addition, she covered the flare-up of tensions between the U.S. and Russia over Ukraine, leading to Russia’s expulsion from the G8 in March 2014.

From March 2011 to April 2012, Rozen wrote for The Envoy blog at Yahoo! News, covering diplomatic affairs. From 2009 to 2011, she served as a foreign policy reporter at Politico, reporting on foreign policy decision-making and thinking within the White House, State Department, Congress, and in the think tank community. Up to 2009, she authored a web column called The Cable at Foreign Policy, which many regarded as a daily must-read within the Washington foreign policy community. Prior to joining Foreign Policy, Rozen reported for The Washington Monthly, The American Prospect, and Mother Jones, and authored work appearing in the Los Angeles Times, National Journal, Boston Globe, The Forward, the Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, Slate, and Salon. She also authored the afterward to Fair Game, the memoir of former CIA officer Valerie Plame Wilson. From 1997 to 2001, Rozen reported from Turkey and the Balkans as a freelance journalist, and spent two years prior to that reporting from Russia.

Brian and Laura will naturally expand our deep expertise in covering the most important topics in national security. We couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome them on board, and for the wealth of analysis and insights that they will bring to Just Security! 

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Brian Egan

Partner at Steptoe & Johnson LLP in Washington, D.C., former Legal Adviser to the State Department, former Legal Adviser to the National Security Council.

Laura Rozen

Diplomatic Correspondent for Al-Monitor, Former Senior Foreign Policy Reporter for Politico, Yahoo News, and Foreign Policy Magazine Follow her on Twitter (@LRozen).