Yochi J. Dreazen (born c. 1976) is an American reporter for Foreign Policy. He previously was a reporter for the National Journal. His area of expertise is military affairs and national security. He is a frequent guest on radio and television programs, including The Diane Rehm Show (NPR) and Washington Week with Gwen Ifill (PBS).
Dreazen was born in Chicago, Illinois, US. In 1994, he graduated from the Ida Crown Jewish Academy, where he started a student newspaper. He spent a year in Israel before attending college. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania in 1999, with degrees in history and English. As a student at the University of Pennsylvania, Dreazen edited the independent student newspaper, The Daily Pennsylvanian.
Dreazen's first employer was The Wall Street Journal. He arrived in Iraq in April 2003, less than a month after the start of the Iraq War, with the 4th Infantry Division; he lived in Baghdad for the next two and a half years, where he was The Wall Street Journal's main Iraq correspondent.
In total, Dreazen spent more than five years in Iraq and Afghanistan during the 11 years he worked at The Wall Street Journal. He has reported from more than three dozen countries, including China, Japan, Morocco, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey.
In 2010, the Military Reporters & Editors Association recognized Dreazen's work with its top award for domestic coverage. His work included articles about suicide among soldiers and the psychological traumas that affect veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Dreazen lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife Annie Rosenzweig.
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Meet Yochi Dreazen: Reporting on the U.A.E.'s Nuclear Push
Learn more: http://pulitzercenter.org/projects/united-arab-emirates-nuclear-program-weapons-arms-iran-iaea-middle-east Even with its small size, the United A...
Yochi Dreazen on Mali, Terrorism and National Security
Yochi Dreazen on Mali, Terrorism and National Security.
National Journal: Yochi Dreazen, Fall 2011
A Celebration of Service Panel - The Power of Art in the Healing Process
One CEU is available at http://connected.giveanhour.org Panel Moderator: Yochi Dreazen, Deputy Editor, News, Foreign Policy And panelists: Ron Capps, Directo...
Washington Week Webcast EXTRA | Dec. 3, 2010 | PBS
The Panel discusses the future of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, the US and international fallout from Wikileaks, the search for Julian Assange and the lame duck Con...
Pivotal Moment for 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'
Having recently returned from being embedded with troops in Afghanistan, Correspondent Yochi Dreazen offers a unique perspective on the cultural challenges o...
Will Guantanamo Bay Prison Ever Close?
National Journal's Yochi Dreazen discusses his trip to GITMO on "Top Line."
After U.S. Troops Withdrawal, Iraq's Future Uncertain
Learn More: http://pulitzercenter.org/projects/iraq-baghdad-war-united-states-military-nouri-maliki Iraq is choosing its own future—albeit a hazy one. Iraq's...
Media for Social Change: Jean-Pierre Larroque's Showreel
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CultureBuzz's Hebrew Writers-Readers' series! Yochi Brandes reads from her "Akiva's Orchard".
Chapter 10! About the series: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=424680197591612&set=pb.127985847261050.-2207520000.1350065476&type=1&theater About Yoch...
The New Republic
Wed, 26 Mar 2014 17:33:46 -0700
Yochi Dreazen is the deputy editor for news at Foreign Policy and the author of the upcoming book The Invisible Front. This story was reported with a grant from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. share this article on facebook or twitter. posted ...
The New Republic
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:40:44 -0700
The U.S. “bought its way out of the problem,” giving the Kyrgyz government over $100 million in aid in attempts to retain the property, as Yochi Dreazen and Gordon Lubold report in Foreign Policy. But Reuters reports, “The Kremlin has since become wary ...
Foreign Policy (blog)
Fri, 28 Mar 2014 05:23:36 -0700
With FP's Shane Hudson, Yochi Dreazen and a small assist from ourselves: "American intelligence agencies have told Obama administration officials and key congressional staffers that there is mounting evidence that Russia is putting the pieces in place ...
The Messenger (subscription)
Sat, 29 Mar 2014 16:37:30 -0700
Journalist Yochi Dreazen wrote about the couple in 2009 when he was a reporter for the Wall Street Journal. Now deputy editor for news at Foreign Policy magazine in Washington, D.C., Dreazen said the Grahams are the subjects of a book he has written ...
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