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David Patrikarakos

David Patrikarakos is an 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.

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.

He has produced several documentary films, including for the Channel 4 series Dispatches.

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 wrote his latest book WAR IN 140 CHARACTERS: How Social Media is Reshaping Conflict in 21st Century after spending almost a year in Ukraine covering the war with Russia. The book has received international critical acclaim, and is currently in development for a six-part documentary series with triple Oscar winner Angus Wall.

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