Sudarsan Raghavan, the Washington Post’s Cairo bureau chief, has reported from more than 60 countries, and has been variously based in Nairobi (twice), Baghdad, Kabul, Johannesburg and Madrid. Sudarsan has extensively covered the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, radical Islamist movements and global terrorism. He has also covered the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the 2011 Arab revolutions, and 17 African wars. He joined the Post in 2005 after working mostly in Africa for Knight Ridder, The Philadelphia Inquirer and Newsweek. Sudarsan’s professional honors include a George Polk Award, three Overseas Press Club Awards, the Asia Society's Osborn Elliott Prize and the Livingston Award for international reporting.
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Dana Priest, two-time Pulitzer prize winner at The Washington Post and Knight Chair in Public Affairs Journalism at the University of Maryland.