BA in English Literature, Columbia University; MBA, Stern School of Business, New York University. Formerly: Managing Editor, TIME.com; Assistant Managing Editor, NYC; Senior Editor, London, Tokyo Bureau Chief, TIME; Senior Editor, Staff Writer, Reporter, Money Magazine. Author of Black Hearts: One Platoon's Descent Into Madness in Iraq's Triangle of Death. Co-Author of The Reluctant Communist: My Desertion, Court-Martial and Forty-Year Imprisonment in North Korea. Interests: global business, economics and politics; Japanese and Chinese trade and relations; Iraq War and US military.