Bret Stephens

And now it’s not even in dispute that this president’s foreign policy is a total failure…time and again, the president is caught flat-footed by events.

Bret Stephens was awarded the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Commentary for "his incisive columns on American foreign policy and domestic politics, often enlivened by a contrarian twist." Mr. Stephens is the deputy editorial page editor responsible for the international opinion pages of The Wall Street Journal. He also writes "Global View," the paper’s weekly foreign-affairs column, and is a member of the Journal’s editorial board. He is a regular panelist on The Journal Editorial Report, a weekly political talk show broadcast on Fox News Channel.

Mr. Stephens joined the Journal in 1998 as an op-ed editor and moved to Brussels the following year, where he wrote editorials and edited a column on the European Union. He left Dow Jones in January 2002 to take the helm of The Jerusalem Post, the youngest ever editor in chief at the paper. He oversaw the paper's most extensive redesign in its then 70-year history and also wrote a weekly column. Mr. Stephens returned to the Journal in late 2004. In January 2005, he was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

He has won numerous journalism awards, including the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for commentary. Mr. Stephens was born in New York and raised in Mexico City. He has an undergraduate degree, with honors, from the University of Chicago, and a Master's from the London School of Economics. He lives in New York City with his wife Corinna, a music critic, and their three children.