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Robin Wright
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.
Wright is the author of several books, including “The Last Great Revolution: Turmoil and Transformation in Iran,” “Sacred Rage: The Wrath of Militant Islam,” and “Dreams and Shadows: The Future of the Middle East,” which was selected by the New York Times and the Washington Post as one of the most notable books of 2008. Her book, “Rock the Casbah: Rage and Rebellion Across the Islamic World,” was selected as the best book on international affairs by the Overseas Press Club.
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The Real Deal Behind the U.S.–Iran Prisoner Swap
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
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Could Iran’s Revolution Unravel Over a Four-Cent Price Hike?
Protests erupted in November over an increase in gas prices and quickly escalated to being about the future of the theocracy.
By Robin WrightDecember 6, 2019
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Trump Is Running Out of Time for a Meaningful Diplomatic Deal—Anywhere
In the three years since his election, the President’s unconventional diplomacy tactics have taken a toll, alienating traditional American allies and foes alike.
By Robin WrightDecember 2, 2019
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Washington’s Other Drama: The Unbearable Departure of Its Last Panda Cub
Bei Bei, the four-year-old who captured hearts in the capital, is headed to China to help diversify the panda gene pool.
By Robin WrightNovember 20, 2019
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After Six Decades, Turkey Is Now a U.S. Ally in Name Only
President Trump’s Oval Office meeting with the Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, was another foreign-policy flop. But this time it wasn’t only Trump’s fault.
By Robin WrightNovember 14, 2019
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The Hostage Drama in Iran Drags On—Forty Years Later
Four decades after the takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, the lingering tragedy is that Iran has institutionalized hostage-taking.
By Robin WrightNovember 4, 2019
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Trump’s Baffling Plan to Pillage Syria’s Oil
American troops are being kept in the country to commit what legal experts identify as a potential crime.
By Robin WrightOctober 30, 2019
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ISIS’s Leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi—the World’s Most Wanted Man—Is Dead
Though Baghdadi’s death does not end the threat of the Islamic State, experts called it a major advance in the decades-long campaign against jihadi extremism.
By Robin WrightOctober 27, 2019
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The 1983 Beirut Barracks Bombing and the Current U.S. Retreat from Syria
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
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America’s Ally in Syria Warns of Ethnic Cleansing by Turkey
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
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