Rajiv Chandrasekaran

Senior Correspondent and Associate Editor, The Washington Post

Rajiv Chandrasekaran is a senior correspondent and associate editor for The Washington Post. His reporting focuses on the war in Afghanistan, where he travels frequently to interview Afghans and Americans involved in counterinsurgency operations. Chandrasekaran has held many positions at The Post including national editor, assistant managing editor, and bureau chief in Baghdad and Cairo. In the months following the September 11, 2001 attacks, he was part of a team of reporters who covered the war in Afghanistan and events in Pakistan. He wrote the award-winning book Imperial Life in the Emerald City, which provides a firsthand view of life inside Baghdad’s Green Zone. In 2005, Chandrasekaran took a sabbatical from The Post to serve as the journalist in residence at the International Reporting Project at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington and as a public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington.

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