Author and Analyst
Kim Ghattas is an author and analyst with more than 20 years of experience in print and broadcast media, covering the Middle East, international affairs, and U.S. foreign policy. She is a contributing writer for The Atlantic magazine and host of the podcast “People Like Us.” She has been published in The New York Times, Financial Times, and others. She has reported for the BBC, Financial Times, and de Volkskrant and is a regular commentator on current affairs on CNN, NPR, and other media. She is the author of Black Wave: Saudi Arabia, Iran, and the Forty-Year Rivalry That Unraveled Culture, Religion, and Collective Memory in the Middle East, a New York Times notable book of 2020, and The Secretary: A Journey with Hillary Clinton from Beirut to the Heart of American Power, a New York Times bestseller. She serves on the board of trustees of the American University of Beirut and chairs the board of directors of the organization Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism. She was born and raised in Beirut.