Robin Wright

Robin Wright

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New Yorker
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Robin Wright is a foreign affairs journalist and joint fellow at the US Institute of Peace and the Wilson Center, who has reported from more than 140 countries over the last 30 years. She has covered a dozen wars and several revolutions. She has received numerous awards for her work, which focuses on security and defense and terrorism, particularly in the Middle East and North Africa.

Robin Wright is a foreign affairs journalist and a joint fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Wright has been a fellow at the Brookings Institution, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Yale, Duke, Stanford, Dartmouth and the University of California.

She has reported from more than 140 countries for The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, TIME, The Atlantic, The Sunday Times of London, CBS News, Foreign Affairs and many others. Her foreign tours include the Middle East, Europe, Africa and several years as a roving foreign correspondent worldwide. She has covered a dozen wars and several revolutions. Until 2008, she covered U.S. foreign policy for The Washington Post.   

Among several awards, Wright received the U.N. Correspondents Gold Medal, the National Magazine Award, and the Overseas Press Club Award. The American Academy of Diplomacy selected Wright as the Journalist of the Year, and she also won the National Press Club Award for diplomatic reporting. She has been the recipient of a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation grant.

She lectures extensively around the U.S. and has been a television commentator on news programs on ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, CNN and MSNBC as well as ‘Meet the Press’, ‘Face the Nation’, ‘This Week’, ‘Nightline’ and ‘PBS Newshour’.

Her writing focuses on security and defense, national and international security, terrorism, U.S. foreign policy, particularly in the Middle East and North Africa.

Wright’s most recent book is Rock the Casbah: Rage and Rebellion Across the Islamic World. Her other books include Dreams and Shadows: The Future of the Middle East, which The New York Times and The Washington Post both selected as one of the most notable books of the year; The Last Great Revolution: Turmoil and Transformation in Iran; and Sacred Rage: The Wrath of Militant Islam. She was the editor of The Iran Primer: Power, Politics and U.S. Policy.

She is a graduate of the University of Michigan.