SAIS's Cohen among Foreign Policy magazine's 'Top 100 Global Thinkers'

He is recognized for 'writing the GOP's foreign-policy playbook'

Eliot Cohen, director of the Strategic Studies Program at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, has been named to Foreign Policy magazine's "100 Top Global Thinkers 2012" list. He was cited for "writing the GOP's foreign-policy playbook in 2012."

"It was Eliot Cohen, the former State Department counselor and Pentagon advisor, who first laid out Mitt Romney's vision for a bolder, more self-assured American foreign policy," the magazine's profile of Cohen begins, "one that the bow-tied Johns Hopkins University professor contrasted with President Barack Obama's call to focus on 'nation-building here at home.'"

The list is topped by Burma's Aung San Suu Kyi and Thein Sein, "the once-jailed dissident and the longtime general who joined hands to open up one of the world's most repressive dictatorships." The list also includes President Obama, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Bill and Melinda Gates, and author Salman Rushdie, among many others.

Economist Ed Morse, a SAIS graduate, is also included for "proving that energy independence is no fantasy."

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