Richard Gowan is an analyst and commentator on international affairs based in New York, specializing in crisis management and the United Nations. He is a senior policy fellow with the European Council on Foreign Relations and teaches at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. In recent years, he has acted a consultant to the United Nations and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. He is also a non-resident fellow at New York University’s Center on International Cooperation, where he was previously research director. He writes a weekly column for World Politics Review, and has contributed to numerous other publications including Aeon, The American Interest, Daedalus and Politico.