Graduate (Hons), Radcliffe College. Former Newsweek Special Diplomatic Correspondent. Since 1986, has been conducting interviews with world leaders for the Washington Post; recent exclusive interviews include: President Enrique Pena Nieto of Mexico, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak, Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, the first interview Burmese President Thein Sein granted a US journalist, lengthy interview with Aung San Suu Kyi, and an interview with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Tehran in advance of his participation in the 2011 United Nations General Assembly. Member: Council on Foreign Relations; Economic Club of New York. Author of America in 1876: The Way We Were (1976). Expertise: Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North America, global governance.