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22 cover story “My return to China,” I was brought to tears by the connection writer Ann Scott Tyson made with the Chinese journalist in Ritan Park. Encounters with others, especially from other countries and cultures, bring some of the most memorable times in one's life. The Monitor Weekly and the Daily ...
Journalist Steve Coll is a staff writer at the New Yorker, dean of the Colombia School of Journalism and former president of the New America Foundation think tank. Tn 2005 he wont he Pulitzer for his book Ghost Wars, which examines the secret history of the CIA in Afghanistan from the Soviet invasion to ...

Journalist and author Steve Coll, whose latest book Directorate S: The CIA and America's Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan, offers a detailed behind-the-scene look at the protracted Afghan conflict claims. He claims there have been proxy war developments between India and Pakistan in recent ...
Steve Coll is a staff writer for The New Yorker. His new book, a sequel to his Pulitzer Prize-winner “Ghost Wars,” is “Directorate S: The ... Steve Coll spoke at Seattle University's Pigott Auditorium on February 15. His appearance was co-presented by The Elliott Bay Book Company and Town Hall Seattle.
Steve Coll is a meticulous researcher, a seasoned journalist, an articulate author. In his latest book, which is a sequel to Ghost Wars, which focused on the background that led to 9/11, is called Directorate S. It has the same Coll style of telling a story with perspective, stunning and relevant details, chilling ...
Steve Coll, a staff writer, is the dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University, and reports on issues of intelligence and national security in the United States and abroad. He is the author of “Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power.” Read more ». More: Immigration · Immigration ...

Well into its first 200 pages, celebrated American journalist-writer-professor Steve Coll's book Directorate S: The CIA and America's Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan, 2001-2016 offers a gripping account of ... Not many American writers have delved so deep into Pakistan's “deep state” like Coll has.
Canadian soldiers died in Afghanistan because Pakistan was supporting the Taliban, says author. Pakistan's ... author. What's more, Steve Coll says, the U.S. and NATO knew about the actions of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), but did not intervene for fear of Pakistan's nuclear weapons falling into the wrong hands.
This fascinating, if dispiriting, story is told in Steve Coll's new book Directorate S: The CIA and America's Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan. There cannot be many secrets about this subject that are not in Mr. Coll's almost 700 pages. He reports when Gen. Stanley McChrystal went to Afghanistan in ...
Free admission for 18 years old and younger. dfwworld.org/steve-coll. Diane DeSanders will discuss Hap and Hazard and the End of the World at 7 p.m. Friday, March 16 at Interabang Books. Ken Ingle will sign Who Killed the Killer and other works at 3 p.m. Friday, March 16 and at 10 a.m. March 17-18 at ...
The highly decorated American writer and winner of two Pulitzer Prizes Steve Coll, has recently published his new book titled, Directorate S — the CIA and America's secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Coll's earlier book titled, Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, ...
Steve Coll's deeply impressive new book picks up the story where his acclaimed Ghost Wars left off, in the aftermath of the US invasion in 2001. ... Coll, a former south Asia correspondent for the Washington Post, Pulitzer prize winner and staff writer on the New Yorker, is a deft guide through a labyrinthine ...
There are other credible journalists who have quoted anonymous sources saying that they believe the Pakistanis did have a cell. I didn't find those sources myself. I do think - you know, you look at all the letters that bin Laden wrote that had been declassified since the 2011 raid, and he was very interested ...
Off his shelf, he pulled not a fat, classified file but a copy of "Ghost Wars," the book by journalist Steve Coll that chronicled the history of the CIA, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Osama bin Laden. It's like the Bible, the CIA veteran told me - closest thing we've got to a definitive public record of what happened.
Author Steve Coll has covered Afghanistan for almost 30 years, an odyssey that began when The Washington Post dispatched him to India in 1989 to ... It's deeply sourced — Coll, a New Yorker writer and dean of Columbia University's graduate school of journalism, conducted more than 550 interviews.
In 2002, The European Voice, a leading publication following EU affairs, selected Kempe as one of the fifty most influential Europeans, and as one of the four leading journalists in Europe. At the Wall Street Journal, he served as a roving correspondent based out of London; as a Vienna Bureau chief covering Eastern ...
The United States has been fighting in Afghanistan for more than 16 years and in Iraq for nearly that long. We know about some of the obvious problems and challenges that have come with those efforts — the loss of lives on all sides, political conflict and financial costs. But there are stories that haven't ...

... legend Mickey Gilley is joined by fellow singer Johnny Lee to reflect on the legacy of the film, “Urban Cowboy,” which propelled them both to stardom; Veteran journalist Mark Whitaker on his critically acclaimed book about the Black heritage in Pittsburgh, “Smoketown” and Pulitzer Prize winner Steve Coll, ...
The U.S. has been fighting in Afghanistan for more than 16 years, and mostly against the Taliban, a group that exists in large part due to the intelligence services of Afghan neighbor Pakistan. Steve Coll's new book "Directorate S" is perhaps the definitive story of the war's aftermath and tense U.S. relations ...
Chris Hedges is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, New York Times best selling author, former professor at Princeton University, activist and ordained Presbyterian minister. He has written 11 ... The discussion was moderated by Steve Coll, dean of the Columbia Journalism School. Columbia's Harriman ...
As Steve Coll documents in Directorate S, the current war has for ever altered the fates of all three countries involved – the US, Afghanistan and Pakistan ... towards Pakistan and the next towards Afghanistan, is a choreography familiar to CIA chiefs, US presidents and writers who have tackled the subject.
Steve Coll's Directorate S is the sequel to his magisterial Ghost Wars. Both books rest on a foundation of serious scholarship and Coll's extraordinary access, to individual CIA officers mostly, but also to many others. These notably included members of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency, ...
Last year, almost half a century after the original events, Downie said he was approached by The Post co-writer Josh Singer to read the script and provide ... He was joined by two more Post veterans: Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism Dean Steve Coll, and UT School of Journalism ...
The writer Steve Coll shows how, across time and space, ExxonMobil has carved out a succession of 'private empires' by being better informed, better resourced and more organised than the governments it deals with, both in America and abroad. What, exactly, is going to make Guyana the exception to ...
In 2013, Wasserman met with Steve Coll, the dean of Columbia University's School of Journalism, who had published a book called Private Empire: ... Both sets of journalists say they initially looked into a number of fossil-fuel companies but it quickly became clear that Exxon had not only done the most ...
The books of fiction I am most looking forward to is Red Birds by Mohammed Hanif, who is one of my favorite writers anywhere in the world. The other books I am excited about are the ones I missed out on reading this year: Jennifer Egan's new novel, Manhattan Beach, the Sri Lankan writer Anuk ...
President Trump floated an idea last month for a contest to determine which news network is the most dishonest, and now he's making it a reality. In a Thursday email to supporters, the Trump campaign sent out "Fake News Trophy" candidates, listing stories from top publications that required a correction.
Last week, Tim Wu, the law professor and author, wrote in the Times that, for example, the boom in bitcoin—a virtual currency whose market price had, he noted, risen from thirty-nine cents apiece to more than eighteen thousand dollars in just eight years—reflects how, “More and more, we are losing faith in ...
Steve Coll, a staff writer, is the dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University, and reports on issues of intelligence and national security in the United States and abroad. He is the author of “Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power.” Read more ». Sign up for our daily newsletter ...
All of which makes the unofficial pipeline of advice—words of wisdom from one journalist to another—more important than ever. CJR reached out to an array of prominent journalists, from veterans and legends to recent grads and up-and-comers, and asked them to share the best advice they've received, ...
Steve Coll says the story began when the Exxon CEO was Rex Tillerson, today the secretary of state. COLL: Tillerson has said when he came in he tried to reset Exxon Mobil's communication about climate. And then later in 2009, Exxon Mobil announced support for a carbon tax, saying that they thought the ...
Well, today we spend the hour looking at Trump's first year in office with David Cay Johnston, a journalist who has been covering Donald Trump since ... a very well-run company—he ran a company that had its own military and its own diplomatic corps, as Steve Coll's book about ExxonMobil points out.
This latest rupture in U.S.-Pakistan ties was preceded by numerous warnings, including by this author, that Pakistan's national-security policies placed it on a collision course with changing U.S. attitudes. Initially ... Steve Coll unearthed a pertinent quote in researching his extraordinary book, Ghost Wars.
I was so saddened Sunday night to get the news that journalist Greg Critser has died, so young at 63. When we started the Pasadena Weekly 34 years ago this month, Greg was a staff writer, our hard-news and investigative guy, part of the Oxy mafia that included Rick Cole, Steve Coll, Mel Malmberg and ...
It was an extraordinary time to experience this dynamic city, still early in its emergence as a center of India's IT revolution. The surprise nuclear tests by India and Pakistan in May 1998 (and a token of advice from his favorite journalist, Steve Coll) sealed his intent to pursue advanced study of contemporary ...
A journalist of USA, Steve Coll, wrote a book Ghost War in which he also talked about Pakistan's struggles and achievements and failures of USA. Former CIA analyst Jack Rice told the RT America that Pakistan has been the lynchpin in the combat against global terrorism. These are the proofs and realities.
“These governments, they're pushing the boundaries of what it's possible to get away with in terms of controlling their national media,” said Steve Coll, ... The spread of the phrase has come against a backdrop of rising violence and persecution against journalists — at the end of 2016, the Committee to ...
Yet many of the rights that working journalists enjoy stem from state laws and from the case-by-case decisions of local judges. The climate that Trump has helped create may undermine some of these protections—for example, by prompting state legislatures to overturn shield laws that encode the rights of reporters to protect ...
About a month later, after this public criticism, speaking at Asia Society in conversation with author and journalist Steve Coll, he put the blame ...
"The Binladins were able to remain essential to the royal family despite very dramatic events within the royal family," said Steve Coll, author of ...
Steve Coll, a staff writer, is the dean of the Graduate School of ... He is the author of “Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power.”.
The last time journalist Steve Coll was on Duke's campus was to talk about ... He will be joined by military veterans/authors/teachers Jerri Bell, Tracy Crow and ... Two leading writers – libertarian economist Megan McArdle of ...
Steve Coll, a staff writer, is the dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia ... He is the author of “Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power.”.
By Steve Coll. 5. ... The film executive hired private investigators, including ex-Mossad agents, to track actresses and journalists. By Ronan ...
Like, veteran journalist Robert Dreyfuss documented in his excellent book 'Devil's Game', and Steve Coll, a former Washington Post journalist ...
By Steve Coll. 3. The Political ... The film executive hired private investigators, including ex-Mossad agents, to track actresses and journalists.
According to Steve Coll, dean of Columbia's School of Journalism—who wrote extensively about Exxon—the man is pretty damn bright.
Ellen Bass is a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and teaches in the MFA program at Pacific University. Her most recent book is ...
American travel writer, humourist and a one-time magazine editor Caskie Stinnett ... Mr Steve Coll, the author of Ghost Wars, hosted the event. ... In January 2014, the Indian journalist Arnab Goswami in his program Frankly ...
American travel writer, humorist and a one-time magazine editor Caskie Stinnett ... Mr Steve Coll, the author of Ghost Wars, hosted the event. ... In January 2014, the Indian journalist Arnab Goswami in his program Frankly ...


 

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