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Joshua Partlow


    March 4, 2013 — June 28, 2013

    Professional affiliation

    former Kabul bureau chief, Washington Post; former public policy scholar, Wilson Center

    Wilson Center Projects

    "The Karzai Family and the War in Afghanistan"

    Full Biography

    Joshua Partlow is a foreign correspondent for The Washington Post. Between 2009 and 2012, he was the paper’s Kabul bureau chief. Before going to Afghanistan, he worked as the Post’s correspondent in South America, based in Rio de Janeiro, and as a correspondent in Iraq. Partlow joined The Washington Post in 2003. He was on the financial desk and later worked for the metro section covering the Maryland suburbs as a general assignment and police reporter. In 2010, Partlow and his Post colleague Rajiv Chandrasekaran won an Overseas Press Club award for the best newspaper or news service reporting from abroad for their series on the war in Afghanistan. He has masters degrees in international affairs and in journalism from Columbia University, and earned his undergraduate degree in environmental sciences and policy from Duke University. He has served as a fellow at the Joan Shorenstein Center at Harvard University.


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