Graeme Wood

National Correspondent, The Atlantic; Lecturer, Yale University

Graeme Wood is a national correspondent at The Atlantic, where since 2006 he’s covered foreign affairs, domestic policy, climate science, food, sports, and more. He also teaches political science at Yale University. Wood’s 2015 cover story “What ISIS Really Wants” is the most-read story in The Atlantic’s history; his 2017 book, The Way of the Strangers: Encounters with the Islamic State, was one of the best books of the year for Foreign Affairs and won the Canadian Governor-General’s Award for Nonfiction. Previously, Wood was a contributing editor to The New Republic and literary editor of Pacific Standard. He was the 2015-2016 Edward R. Murrow Press Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.


Videos/Audio of Graeme Wood

After his Sundance award-winning documentary Return to Homs, Talal Derki returned to his Syrian homeland to live for... See more
Recent years have seen rising political extremism in both Europe and the United States, from Neo-Nazi rallies in... See more
This provocative discussion between a psychologist and a journalist brings together two perspectives on the nature of... See more
Tens of thousands of men and women have left comfortable, privileged lives to join the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria—... See more
With non-state actors are capturing not only the headlines but the resources of government, the question of whether the... See more