» Columnist | Sebastian Mallaby is a biweekly columnist for The Post, specializing in globalization, trade, investment trends, international development and economic policy. His column appears every other Monday.
Mallaby was a member of The Post's editorial board from 1999 to 2007. Prior to working at The Post he was at the Economist for 13 years, during which time he worked in London, where he wrote about international finance; in Africa, where he covered Nelson Mandela's release and the collapse of apartheid; and in Japan, where he covered the breakdown of the country's political and economic consensus. From 1997 to 1999 he was the Economist's Washington bureau chief and wrote its weekly Lexington column on American politics and foreign policy. He has contributed to numerous other publications, including Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Prospect, the National Interest, the New York Times, Policy Review, Slate and the New Republic. He is the author of "The World's Banker" (2004), on the World Bank and Third World development, and "After Apartheid: The Future of South Africa" (1992). He directs the Center for Geoeconomic Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.