Robin Wright is a journalist, author and foreign policy analyst. She is currently a joint USIP Senior Fellow-Wilson Center Distinguished Scholar. Her projects explore new trends in the Islamic world–the Arab revolts, the rise of political Islam and the challenges that will define the next decade, when the Middle East’s transformation will be a major policy challenge for the United States and the West. Wright has reported from more than 140 countries on six continents for The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, The Sunday Times , CBS News and The Christian Science Monitor. She won the National Magazine Award for The New Yorker. She has also written for The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times Magazine, TIME, The Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The International Herald Tribune and many others. She is the author of eight books, including “Rock the Casbah: Rage and Rebellion across the Islamic World, which won the 2012 Overseas Press Club award for best book on international affairs. She has also been a fellow at Duke, Yale, Dartmouth, Stanford, the Brookings Institution and the Carnegie Endowment for International Affairs.