Visiting Media Fellow, International Peace and Security

Michael Moran is a policy analyst, author and Emmy award winning documentary producer who has spent decades covering and analyzing global events for major think tank, financial service, technology and media outlets.

An adjunct professor of writing at Bard College, Mike is author of The Reckoning: Debt, Democracy and the Future of American Power, and co-author of The Fastest Billion: The Story Behind Africa's Economic Revolution. A former partner and chief US analyst at Control Risks, he now runs his own thought leadership and policy analysis firm,, which serves clients in financial services, technology, media, publishing and risk advisory spaces.

Mike previously served as chief geo-strategist for (Nouriel) Roubini Global Economics, as a managing director of thought leadership at Renaissance Capital, and executive editor of the Council on Foreign Relations website, In that latter role, Mike conceived and produced CFR’s Crisis Guides series. He had a long and distinguished career in journalism, serving a senior correspondent and editor at MSNBC, the BBC, and Radio Free Europe. He began his career as a print reporter for the Associated Press and several US newspapers.

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