Charles Glass

Fellow, Future Security

Charles Glass is a fellow with New America's Future Security program, and a writer, journalist, broadcaster and publisher, who has written on conflict in the Middle East, Africa and Europe for the past forty-five years. His books on the Middle East include Tribes with Flags, Money for Old Rope, The Tribes Triumphant, The Northern Front: An Iraq War Diary and Syria Burning: A Short History of a Catastrophe (Verso Books, 2016). His books on the Second World War are Americans in Paris: Life and Death Under the Nazi Occupation, 1940-1944 and The Deserters: A Hidden History of World War II and They Fought Alone. His Soldiers Don’t Go Mad on the First World War’s mental
tragedies appears in June 2023.

His journalistic career began in 1973 at the ABC News Beirut bureau with then Chief Middle East Correspondent Peter Jennings. He covered the October 1973 Arab-Israeli War on the Syrian and Egyptian fronts. . He reported the civil war in Lebanon, where artillery fire wounded him in 1976, as well as wars in Africa, the Balkans and Iraq. He left Lebanon at the end of 1976 to work at the London Observer and then for Newsweek magazine. He returned to ABC News as Chief Middle East correspondent in 1983 and held the post until 1993, when he left the network to concentrate on writing books. His work has appeared in TIME magazine, the Christian Science Monitor, Chicago Daily News, the Guardian, the Daily and Sunday Telegraph, the Independent and Independent on Sunday, the Spectator, New Statesman, Times Literary Supplement, Rolling Stone, Harper’s, Esquire, GQ, the American Conservative and the Intercept. He was a special correspondent for the London Review of Books and contributes regularly to the New York Review of Books. The Alicia Patterson Foundation named him a Fellow for the year 2018 to study the conflict in Syria. For his reporting and investigative work, Glass has been honored by the Overseas
Press Club and has shared Commonwealth and George Foster Peabody Awards.