Martin Regg Cohn

Martin Regg Cohn

Senior Fellow, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy


Martin Regg Cohn is a political columnist for the Toronto Star, Canada’s largest daily newspaper and a Senior Fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy. A foreign correspondent for 11 years, he was Chief of the Star’s Middle East and Asia bureaus, then Foreign Editor, and a world affairs columnist. He has reported from more than 40 countries and been nominated five times for the National Newspaper Award for his coverage abroad and at home. He also won the Amnesty International Canada Media Award for his coverage from Sudan, and the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada media fellowship to study Islam in Indonesia. He previously covered national politics from Ottawa, served as Deputy City Editor overseeing municipal election coverage and as Opinions Editor. He is also a Visiting Practitioner in the Faculty of Arts at Ryerson University. His politics column appears Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday in the Star, and online at

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