Chief US Commentator, Financial times
The future of the West
The evolving world order
US politics and economics
The rise of India
Washington D.C., USA
Edward Luce is the Washington columnist and Chief US Commentator for the Financial Times. He writes a weekly column, as well as the FT’s leaders and editorials on America's politics and economy.
In addition to his expertise on America, he is a prolific writer on the major challenges facing the West and democracy worldwide.
In 2017 he published The Retreat Of Western Liberalism, which analysed the decline of Western hegemony and crisis of democracy of which Donald Trump, Brexit and the rise of populism are a symptom. It was named a best book of the year by the Financial Times and The Economist in 2017, as well as one of the Washington Post's notable works of non-fiction in the same year.
Previously, he authored Time to Start Thinking: America in the Age of Descent (2013), where he proposed the controversial argument that America is losing its pragmatism, and that it has to re-think its strategy if it is to maintain its place in the world order.
Ed has worked for the FT since 1995, taking roles as Philippines correspondent, capital markets editor, South Asia bureau chief in New Delhi and Washington bureau chief between 2006 and 2011.
Whilst in New Delhi, he wrote In Spite Of The Gods: The Strange Rise of Modern India (2011), which is widely regarded as one of the definitive books of recent times on the country.
Prior to this, Ed was a speech-writer to then Treasury Secretary Larry Summers.
Ed is one of the most esteemed current affairs journalists of his generation, known for his brilliant synthesis of political, economic and social trends.
His depth of US experience, and behind-the-scenes access to Washington's corridors of power, give him a unique perspective on Trump's America.
**Edward Luce is presented in association with his agency, Royce Carlton**