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Rajiv Chandrasekaran

Former Public Policy Scholar


    June 5, 2011 — December 23, 2011

    Professional affiliation

    Senior Correspondent and Associate Editor at The Washington Post

    Wilson Center Projects

    Working on a project that focuses on counterterrorism in Afghanistan.

    Full Biography

    Rajiv Chandrasekaran is a senior correspondent and associate editor.  He was The Washington Post’s national editor and has served as an assistant managing editor.  He was bureau chief in Baghdad for the first two years of the Iraq war.  He also has been a correspondent in Cairo and Southeast Asia.  He is the author of Imperial Life in the Emerald City, a best-selling account of the troubled American effort to reconstruct Iraq.  A graduate of Stanford University, he joined The Post in 1994 as a reporter on the metropolitan staff.

    Previous Terms

    May 1, 2005 - October 1, 2005---While at the Center, he worked on a book that chronicles the American occupation of Iraq, from April 2003 to June 2004.