Christian Caryl is an editor with The Washington Post’s opinions section and the author of Strange Rebels: 1979 and the Birth of the 21st Century. From 2004 to 2009, he headed the Tokyo Bureau of Newsweek. From 2000-2004 Christian Caryl served as Newsweek’s Moscow Bureau Chief. After 9/11 he reported from Iraq and Afghanistan as part of Newsweek’s coverage of the war on terror. Earlier he served as Moscow bureau chief for US News & World Report. Before moving to Moscow, he spent 13 years as a freelance journalist in Germany, where he contributed to The Wall Street Journal, The New Republic, The Spectator, and Der Spiegel. During his career he has reported from some 60 countries. He was a winner of the 2011 Overseas Press Club award, a member of a Newsweek reporting team that won a 2004 National Magazine Award for reporting from Iraq, and a 1999 finalist in the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Award for Outstanding Investigative Reporting.