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Yochi Dreazen
Yochi Dreazen - 2015 National Book Festival (4).jpg
at the 2015 National Book Festival
Born Chicago
Occupation journalist
Nationality American
Education Ida Crown Jewish Academy
Alma mater University of Pennsylvania
Genre non-fiction
Spouse Annie Rosenzweig

Yochi J. Dreazen (born c. 1976) is an American journalist whose area of expertise is military affairs and national security.[1] As of 2014, he is the managing editor for news at Foreign Policy and the author of a book, The Invisible Front: Love and Loss in an Era of Endless War, which details the story of one Army family's fight against military suicide. He used to be a reporter for The Wall Street Journal and National Journal.

He is a frequent guest on radio and television programs, including The Diane Rehm Show (NPR) and Washington Week with Gwen Ifill (PBS).[2]


Dreazen was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1976. 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.[3][4] 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.[5]

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.[2]

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.[5]

In 2010, the Military Reporters & Editors Association recognized Dreazen's work with its top award for domestic coverage.[6] His work included articles about suicide among soldiers and the psychological traumas that affect veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.[5] His book, The Invisible Front, was the finalist for the J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award, jointly awarded by the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and Harvard's Nieman Foundation for Journalism.

In the award citation, the judges cited the book's "detailed compassionate and compelling report from the front lines of what Dreazen calls 'the Army’s third war' – its fight against the plague of military suicides in the wake of our prolonged conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan."[7]

Dreazen lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife Annie Rosenzweig.[8][9]



  1. ^ Rothstein, Betsy (July 12, 2010). "NJ Hires Yochi Dreazen from WSJ". FishbowlDC. Retrieved November 4, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Yochi Dreazen". Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. Retrieved November 4, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Our Alumni Have the World at Their Fingertips". Ida Crown Jewish Academy. Retrieved November 4, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Yochi Dreazen". Ida Crown Jewish Academy. Retrieved November 4, 2011. 
  5. ^ a b c "Yochi J. Dreazen". National Journal. Retrieved November 4, 2011. 
  6. ^ "MRE 2010 contest winners announced". Military Reporters & Editors Association. October 12, 2010. Retrieved November 4, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Sheri Fink, Jill Lepore and Adrienne Berard Are Named Winners of the 2014 J. Anthony Lukas Prize Project Awards". Nieman Foundation for Journalism. April 9, 2014. Retrieved November 8, 2014. 
  8. ^ Greenberg, Richard (September 1, 2011). "Jewish Mom's 'Operation Shidduch' in Iraq Pays Off in Daughter's Marriage". j. Retrieved November 4, 2011. 
  9. ^ Kelly, Janet Bennett (June 30, 2011). "OnLove: Anne Rosenzweig weds Yochi Dreazen". The Washington Post. Retrieved November 6, 2011. 

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Foreign Policy (blog)

Foreign Policy (blog)
Mon, 25 Apr 2016 19:26:15 -0700

On this week's episode of The E.R., FP's David Rothkopf, Rosa Brooks, Yochi Dreazen, and Kori Schake weigh in on the BRICS — Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa — and the problems each country faces and why the expectation of seeing true ...

Foreign Policy (blog)

Foreign Policy (blog)
Fri, 01 Apr 2016 09:32:44 -0700

By Yochi Dreazen. Yochi Dreazen is a Managing Editor for News at Foreign Policy. He is also writer-in-residence at the Center for a New American Security. His book about military suicide was published by Random House's Crown division in 2014. Prior to ...
Foreign Policy (blog)
Mon, 18 Apr 2016 19:41:38 -0700

On this week's episode of The E.R., FP's David Rothkopf, Kori Schake, Rosa Brooks, and Yochi Dreazen dig into what it really means to “defend” Donald Trump's more cogent political thinking among his erratic and offensive comments and ludicrously vague ...

Foreign Policy (blog)

Foreign Policy (blog)
Fri, 01 Apr 2016 05:05:14 -0700

FP's Yochi Dreazen, David Francis and Paul McLeary were at the event at the Brookings Institution, and captured it both from inside the building and on the street. Of the speech itself, Dreazen writes that “Erdogan returned to a familiar theme: bashing ...

UK Progressive Magazine

UK Progressive Magazine
Thu, 31 Mar 2016 13:26:15 -0700

DC cops are in the street trying to keep Turkish guards from hurting folks — Yochi Dreazen (@yochidreazen) March 31, 2016. Curated from Turkish President Visits Washington, Clashes With Journalists | ThinkProgress · Turkey. Share. Facebook Google Plus ...

Fox News

Fox News
Tue, 17 Feb 2015 07:41:39 -0800

Back in the days when he was an intrepid correspondent for the Wall Street Journal, spending a total of five years in Iraq and Afghanistan to cover the wars there, Yochi Dreazen started hearing voices. They were not the faraway sirens of ghosts or fear ...


Sat, 04 Oct 2014 14:06:47 -0700

Journalist Yochi Dreazen's new book, The Invisible Front: Love And Loss In An Era of Endless War, tells the true story of the Graham family and two events that would forever change the very fabric of their world. Before the tragedies, the Grahams would ...

Washington Post

Washington Post
Thu, 30 Jun 2011 12:23:37 -0700

Annie Rosenzweig, 28, is a strategist in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Yochi Dreazen, 34, writes about national security for National Journal. They live in Dupont Circle. Wedding date: May 22. Location: Granite Links Golf Course, Quincy, Mass.

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