Warren Hoge is the Vice President and Director of External Relations at the International Peace Institute. For more than three decades, he was an editor and foreign correspondent at the New York Times, he served as bureau chief in Rio de Janeiro, London, and the United Nations, deputy metropolitan editor, foreign editor, editor of the New York Times Magazine, and assistant managing editor in charge of the paper’s culture, book review, style, travel, and sports sections.

In a candid interview, Richard Haass talks to Warren Hoge about what he learned on the policy frontlines of both Iraq conflicts—and why he finally decided to quit W.’s administration.