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David A. Andelman

David A. Andelman (born October 6, 1944) is an American journalist, commentator and author.

David A. Andelman
Born (1944-10-06) October 6, 1944 (age 74)
EducationA.B. Harvard College
M.A. Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Spouse(s)Susan Sheinman
Parent(s)Selma Nathanson Andelman
Saul Andelman



Born October 6, 1944 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the son of Selma (née Nathanson) and Saul Andelman.[1] His father was an attorney.[2] He is a graduate of Harvard College and of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.[3] Andelman was the editor of World Policy Journal from 2008 until 2015. Previously, he served as an executive editor at, as business editor of New York Daily News, as a Washington correspondent for CNBC, and as a reporter, correspondent and bureau chief for The New York Times in covering Southeast Asia from his base in Bangkok, Eastern Europe from his base in Belgrade, and New York. Following The New York Times, he served for seven years as Paris correspondent for CBS News.[3]

He is the author of A Shattered Peace: Versailles 1919 and the Price We Pay Today, a look at how some of the world's current geopolitical problems can be traced to the Treaty of Versailles which ended World War I. He was also co-author of The Fourth World War: Diplomacy and Espionage in the Age of Terrorism, a book of memoirs and opinion with Alexandre de Marenches, a former head of French intelligence.

He is a member of the Board of Contributors of USA Today and is a 'Voices' columnist for CNN, writing columns dealing with international affairs.[4][5] He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. From 2010 to 2012 he served as president of the Overseas Press Club.[6]

In 2017, he was named a visiting scholar at the Center on National Security of Fordham Law School and director of The Red Lines Project.

Personal lifeEdit

In 1974, he married Susan Sheinman.[2][7] In 2000, he married Pamela Susan Title of New Orleans, LA.

Comments by other writersEdit

In a 1975 letter to Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner, the writer and journalist Hunter S. Thompson described Andelman as " of those people you'd automatically choose to be plunged into a vat of aboriginal clap-spoor, just to test the effects." Thompson's letter referred to an incident earlier in the year when Andelman had arrived in Vientiane, Laos on assignment to cover the end of the Laotian Civil War for The New York Times and wanted to take over a hotel suite that Thompson had been using. Thompson continued: "As I was emptying my money belt to leave the hotel, he was screeching heavily at the manager to make sure The Times got my room."[8]


  • David A. Andelman, A Shattered Peace: Versailles 1919 and the Price We Pay Today, John Wiley Publishers, 2007, with a new (2015) Centennial Edition and foreword by Sir Harold Evans, ISBN 978-0-471-78898-0
  • Alexandre De Marenches and David A. Andelman, The Fourth World War: Diplomacy and Espionage in the Age of Terrorism, William Morrow & Co, 1992, ISBN 0-688-09218-7
  • David A. Andelman, The Peacemakers, Harper & Row Publishers, 1973, ISBN 0-06-553106-X


  1. ^ "Andelman —Saul. Beloved husband of Selma (Nathanson); devoted father of David A. Andelman of Belgrade, Yugoslavia". The New York Times. July 20, 1978.
  2. ^ a b "Susan Sheinman Wed to Reporter". The New York Times. July 29, 1974.
  3. ^ a b "CNN Profile". CNN. Retrieved 15 February 2018.
  4. ^ Profile, CNN
  5. ^ Profile and articles, HuffPost
  6. ^ "OPC Past President Archive". Overseas Press Club. 2014-08-24. Retrieved 2017-11-12.
  7. ^ "Nathan Sheinman, Textile leader, 74". The New York Times. June 9, 1975.
  8. ^ Thompson, Hunter S. (2000). Douglas Brinkley, ed. Fear and Loathing in America (1st ed.). Simon & Schuster. pp. 651–652. ISBN 0-684-87315-X. Thompson letter to Jann Wenner, August 28, 1975

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