About the Author
Reese Erlich is an award-winning journalist and the author of four books on foreign policy, most recently Inside Syria: The Backstory of Their Civil War and What the World Can Expect and Conversations with Terrorists: Middle East Leaders on Politics, Violence and Empire. In 2012, the Society of Professional Journalists, Northern California, gave Erlich its best explanatory journalism award for his radio documentary entitled “Inside the Syrian Revolution.” In 2006 Erlich shared a prestigious Peabody award. Currently, he works as a fulltime, freelance journalist and holds the position of special correspondent with GlobalPost. He also reports regularly for National Public Radio, Radio Deutsche Welle, the Canadian Broadcast Corporation, and CBS Radio News. His articles on the Middle East have appeared in the Christian Science Monitor, GlobalPost, Atlantic Online, and Vanity Fair Online.