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John O’Sullivan

John O’Sullivan is Editor-in-Chief of The National Interest and a senior Fellow at the Nixon Center. Prior to this, he was the Editor-in-Chief of United Press International. He also serves as Editor-at-Large of National Review.

His other previous posts have included Special Adviser to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, Editorial Consultant to Hollinger International, Associate Editor of the London Times, Assistant Editor of the London Daily Telegraph, and Editor of Policy Review. Mr. O’Sullivan was born in Great Britain in 1942. He was educated at London University where he received a B.A. (Hons.) and a Diploma of Social Studies. He stood for Parliament as a Conservative in the 1970 General Election for Gateshead West.

He is the Founder and Co-Chairman of the New Atlantic Initiative, an international bipartisan effort dedicated to reinvigorating and expanding the Atlantic Community of democracies. The NAI was formally launched at the Congress of Prague in May 1996.

Mr. O’Sullivan has published articles in Encounter, Commentary, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Policy Review, the Times Literary Supplement, the American Spectator, The Spectator (London), Quadrant, Hibernia and other journals.

He is on the Executive Advisory Board of the Margaret Thatcher Foundation, the Advisory Council of the Social Affairs Unit London, and the Honorary Board of the Civic Institute in Prague. He was made a Commander of the British Empire (C.B.E.) in the 1991 New Year’s Honors List. He lectures on British and American politics.