Robin Wright has been a contributing writer to The New Yorker since 1988. Her first piece on Iran won the National Magazine Award for best reporting. A former correspondent for the Washington Post, CBS News, the Los Angeles Times, and the Sunday Times of London, she has reported from more than a hundred and forty countries. She is also a distinguished fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. She has been a fellow at the Brookings Institution and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, as well as at Yale, Duke, Dartmouth, and the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Wright received the U.N. Correspondents Association Gold Medal for international coverage, and the Overseas Press Club Award for the “best reporting in any medium requiring exceptional courage and initiative,” for her coverage of African wars. The American Academy of Diplomacy named her journalist of the year for “distinguished reporting and analysis of international affairs.” She also won the National Press Club Award for diplomatic reporting and has been the recipient of a MacArthur Foundation grant.
Trump took credit for the release, with thanks to the Swiss government, yet other interlocutors claim that the Administration usurped the narrative after almost three years of lethargic diplomacy. By Robin WrightDecember 8, 2019
Four months after the tragic bombing, thirty-six years ago, the United States abruptly withdrew from Beirut. The collapse of that mission resonates, hauntingly, as U.S. Special Forces soldiers pull out of Syria now. By Robin WrightOctober 23, 2019
General Mazloum Kobani Abdi discusses the five-day ceasefire brokered by Vice-President Pence last week with Turkey, and the consequences of the pullout of U.S. troops for the Kurds. By Robin WrightOctober 20, 2019