Claudia Rosett writes on international affairs, drawing on 22 years experience as a journalist and editor, reporting from Asia, the former Soviet Union, Latin America and the Middle East. Currently based in New York, she writes regularly for such publications as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Commentary, The American Spectator and The Weekly Standard, and makes frequent guest appearances on TV and radio.
Since 2002, Ms. Rosett has exposed the U.N. Oil-for-Food scandal, the largest financial fraud in history. As a result of her investigation, the U.S. House and Senate launched inquiries into the program. Ms. Rosett has appeared before three U.S. House Committees and Subcommittees to testify on Oil-for Food. Her work on Oil-for-Food earned Claudia the 2005 Eric Breindel Award and the Mightier Pen award.
Ms. Rosett has served as a member of The Wall Street Journal's editorial board in New York (1997-2002), and as a reporter and then bureau chief in The Wall Street Journal's Moscow Bureau, covering the former Soviet Union (1993-1996). Prior to that she covered Asia, writing both signed opinion features and unsigned editorials as editorial-page editor of The Asian Wall Street Journal (1986-1993). She has also worked as editor of the Journal's daily Bookshelf column, based in New York (1984-1986), and reported free-lance from Chile (1981-1982). More recently she has reported from Lebanon, and written on issues involving the United Nations, foreign dissidents, and tyrants who in various ways threaten the democratic world.
For her on-site coverage of China's 1989 Tiananmen Square uprising, Ms. Rosett won an Overseas Press Club Citation for Excellence. Her work has included editorializing about global crises in emerging markets in the late 1990s; on-the-scene reporting of the 1994-1996 war in Chechnya, and the 1992 collapse of the Soviet-installed regime in Kabul; and in 1994 she broke the full story of North Korean labor camps in the Russian Far East, reporting from the camps.
Ms. Rosett holds a B.A. from Yale University (1976), an M.A. in English Literature from Columbia University (1979) and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business (1981).
John Bolton's resignation this week as ambassador to the United Nations was hardly the result of his being - as some have charged - ineffective, or a bully, or abrasive.