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James Verini

Senior Research Fellow

James Verini is a features writer with The New York Times Magazine. He writes about conflict in Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and Eastern Europe. Also a contributor to National Geographic Magazine, The New Yorker, Foreign Policy and other publications, he has reported on civil wars, insurgencies, jihadist movements, international crime and justice, and geopolitics, in such places as Iraq, Ukraine, Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan, Honduras, Somalia and Mexico. His journalism has received a National Magazine Award and a George Polk Award and been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. His latest book, They Will Have to Die Now: Mosul and the Fall of the Caliphate, was published in the U.K. by Bloomsbury’s Oneworld imprint. It was a Foreign Affairs Best Book of 2019.

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