John Reed

Managing Editor

John Reed (@ReedJustSec) was managing editor of Just Security and a research fellow at NYU Law School’s Center for Human Rights and Global Justice 2014-2018. Reed has decade’s experience working in digital media, national security and technology. In 2012, he helped create Foreign Policy magazine’s digital National Security Channel and launched his daily web column, Killer Apps, which focused on the intersection of technology and conflict. Prior to Foreign Policy, he was the editor of’s publication, Defense Tech. Between 2007 and 2010, he covered military aviation, cybersecurity, and the defense industry around the world for Defense News and Inside Defense. His work has appeared in, or been cited by, Foreign Policy, The New York Times, Wired, The Washington Post, and a number of other publications. He has also appeared as an expert guest to discuss national security matters on CNBC, BBC News, Al Jazeera, CBC News,WNYC, C SPAN, Fox News, and other outlets. Before moving to Washington in 2007, Reed helped launch the North American operations of a Scandinavian tech startup, The Meltwater Group, in Silicon Valley. Before that, he was a small town reporter and his first story as a professional journalist involved chasing escaped emus around Tracy, California. He is a proud New England native.

Articles by this author:

Just Security Podcast: ACLU’s David Cole on Defending our Democratic Traditions


Jul 31st, 2018

Just Security Podcast: Shaheed Fatima QC on Protecting Children in Armed Conflict


Jul 20th, 2018

Just Security Podcast: Harold Koh and Cristina Rodríguez on the Travel Ban

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Jun 29th, 2018

Just Security Podcast: Former FBI Agent Asha Rangappa on Inspector General’s Report on FBI Actions in 2016

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Jun 16th, 2018

Just Security Podcast: Laura Rozen on the Iran Deal

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May 9th, 2018

Just Security Podcast: Mike Breen on the US Abandoning the Iran Nuclear Deal


May 8th, 2018

Just Security Podcast: Alex Whiting on Mueller/Sekulow’s 49 Questions


May 4th, 2018

Just Security Podcast: Ex National Security Council Official Joshua Geltzer on Supreme Court Travel Ban Case


Apr 20th, 2018

Just Security Podcast: Oona Hathaway on the Bad Legal Arguments for Bombing Syria


Apr 16th, 2018

Just Security Podcast: The White House’s “Pardon Dangle” and Obstruction of Justice


Mar 30th, 2018

Just Security Podcast: Britain’s Response to the Russia Spy Poisoning


Mar 21st, 2018

New Series: Perspectives from Impacted Countries

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Mar 19th, 2018

Just Security Podcast: Sam Vinograd on Kushner’s Security Clearance Downgrade


Mar 2nd, 2018

Just Security Podcast: Sam Vinograd on Trump’s Weakness Toward Russia on Syria


Feb 26th, 2018

Just Security Podcast: New Manafort, Gates Indictments Bring Mueller Investigation Ever Closer to Trump Inner Circle


Feb 23rd, 2018

Just Security Podcast: Mueller Indicts Russia’s Election Meddling Team


Feb 16th, 2018

How Well Did the Nunes Memo Answer the ‘5 Questions’?


Feb 6th, 2018

Special Edition Podcast: Andy Wright on His Experiences with Rep. Darrell Issa as a Government Lawyer


Jan 12th, 2018

Special Edition Podcast: Liza Goitein on Section 702’s Reauthorization


Jan 11th, 2018

Special Edition Just Security Podcast: Mike Flynn’s Plea Deal


Dec 1st, 2017

What Manafort’s Indictment May Tell Us About Russian Election Meddling


Oct 30th, 2017

A Post-Charlottesville Reading List


Aug 15th, 2017

Kaveladze’s Writings: Called Media Coverage of Major Russian Crime Syndicate an “Ethnic Witch Hunt”

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Jul 18th, 2017

David Cole on Stopping Authoritarianism’s Rise in the United States


Jul 14th, 2017

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