Sebastian Mallaby is director of the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies, deputy director of the David Rockefeller Studies Program, and Paul A. Volcker senior fellow for international economics at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). He joined CFR in 2003 from the Washington Post, for which he continues to write a column. Sebastian is currently examining how the interplay of economics and politics is shaping international relations, and is working on a book on hedge funds. Before joining the Post in 1999, Sebastian spent 13 years with The Economist, during which he served as the Washington bureau chief from 1997 to 1999 and the Tokyo bureau chief from 1993 to 1996. He is the author of The World’s Banker (2004), a history of the World Bank under James Wolfensohn, which was named as an “Editor’s Choice” by the New York Times and became a Washington Post bestseller; and After Apartheid: The Future of South Africa (1992), which was listed by the New York Times as one of the notable books of 1992. Sebastian earned a First Class degree in Modern History at Oxford University.