Author

The author survives a suicide bomb attack with US troops The author survives a suicide bomb attack with US troops

Jack Fairweather is an expert on the American and British military campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan, recent defence policy in both countries, and the issues surrounding humanitarian intervention in the Middle East. The author of A War of Choice: Britain in Iraq 2003-9, Fairweather is currently a fellow of the Centre for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University. He was the Daily Telegraph’s Baghdad and Gulf correspondent for five years. As an embedded reporter during the Iraq invasion, he won the British equivalent of the Pulitzer prize for his reporting. Most recently Fairweather has been the Washington Post’s Islamic world correspondent and a senior editor at the Solutions Journal. He received his BA and MA in English Literature from Lincoln College, Oxford.