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David Patrikarakos is an internationally acclaimed author, journalist and broadcaster. He is a contributing editor at the Daily Beast and a contributing writer at Politico Europe. He is also a Poynter Fellow at Yale and a Non-Resident Fellow in the School of Iranian Studies, at the University of St Andrews.
His latest book War in 140 Characters: How Social Media is Reshaping Conflict in 21st Century was internationally acclaimed, being reviewed in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Financial Times, the London Times, Guardian, Newsweek, Forbes, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, New York Post, the American Interest, the Weekly Standard, Times Literary Supplement, New Statesman, Spectator, and New Scientist. It has been featured in Vice and the BBC, with excerpts in the Daily Beast, Mailonline and Independent.
In the course of his career he has written for publications across the world including The New York Times, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, the Guardian, The Telegraph, The Independent, the Spectator, Foreign Policy, The New Republic, Prospect, New Statesman, Politico, Politico Europe, The Times Literary Supplement, London Review of Books, Reuters, Mashable, Literary Review, Jerusalem Post, Haaretz, CNN, the National Interest and many others
His first book, Nuclear Iran: The Birth of an Atomic State, was the first history of Iran’s nuclear programme from its beginnings in the 1950s to the present day. It was named as a New York Times Editors’ Choice and nominated for International Affairs Book of the Year at the 2013 Total Politics Book Awards.
He also works with think tanks and governments and have briefed Parliament, the Foreign Office and MPs on the Middle East and Eastern Europe, and given evidence before Parliamentary Select Committees.
He has appeared on TV and radio across Europe, the Middle East and the US.