BA, University of Virginia; MA, Boston University. Formerly, Cairo Bureau Chief and Central America Bureau Chief, Washington Post. Currently, Editor, Middle East and Paris Bureau Chief, Newsweek. Member, Council on Foreign Relations. Author of books including: With the Contras: A Reporter in the Wilds of Nicaragua (1986); Expats: Travels from Tripoli to Tehran (1990); Innocent Blood: A Novel (1997); Summer of Deliverance: A Memoir of Father and Son (1998); The Sleeper: A Novel (2004); Securing The City: Inside America's Best Counter Terror Force - The NYPD.