Ted Galen Carpenter, a senior fellow in defense and foreign policy studies at the Cato Institute in Washington, D.C., is the author of 12 books and more than 850 articles on international issues. His books include The Captive Press: Foreign Policy Crises and the First Amendment, The Korean Conundrum: America’s Troubled Relations with North and South Korea, and Gullible Superpower: U.S. Support for Bogus Foreign Democratic Movements.
His latest book is Unreliable Watchdog: The News Media and U.S. Foreign Policy (2022).
Carpenter is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a contributing editor at the National Interest and the American Conservative. He also serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Strategic Studies. Carpenter’s work has appeared in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and many other publications. He is a frequent guest on radio and television programs in the United States and throughout the world.