James Traub is a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine, where he writes about international affairs as well as national politics and policy. He has also written for The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, Foreign Affairs, The Atlantic Monthly, The New Republic and others. His articles have been widely reprinted and anthologized. He is the author of four books, including The Best Intentions: Kofi Annan and The UN in The Era of American World Power. His most recent book, The Freedom Agenda: Why America Must Spread Democracy (Just Not The Way George Bush Did), has just been published. He also works as director of policy for the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, an organization which seeks to advance the doctrine, adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2005, that states have the responsibility, individually and collectively, to protect citizens from mass atrocities.
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