Daniel Kurtz-Phelan is a Fellow in the International Security Program at New America, a nonpartisan think tank, and has been an advisor to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Senior Editor of Foreign Affairs magazine. He previously served as a member of the State Department Policy Planning Staff. While serving in the administration, he worked on a wide range of national-security issues and traveled widely with the Secretary and other senior officials, and also set up and ran the first-ever strategic advisory board for the Secretary of State. He also completed fellowships at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, in Washington DC, and the Centre for Policy Research, in New Delhi, and his writing on foreign policy and international affairs has appeared in publications including Foreign Affairs, The New York Times, Foreign Policy, and The New Yorker. He studied history and international relations at Yale University.