Janine di Giovanni

Janine di Giovanni was a fellow in New America's International Security program. She is an award-winning writer and analyst who has reported conflict and humanitarian crisis for nearly 25 years.  She is the winner of the 2016 Courage in Journalism Award as well as a recipient of the National Magazine Award, two Amnesty Awards, and numerous others. Her latest book, about war crimes inside Syria, The Morning They Came for Us: Dispatches From Syria has so far been translated into 18 languages, garnished two awards, and is shortlisted for the Helen Bernstein Award for Excellence at the New York Public Library. She is the author of seven previous books, all about war. 

A graduate of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy where she was a Pakis Fellow, di Giovanni combines analysis with deep journalistic investigations. Her work has largely focused on war crimes and transitional justice, and her focus now is on the Islamic state and Track 2 involving violent non-state actors, and conflict resolution. She is the former Middle East editor of Newsweek and the senior foreign correspondent at the Times of London, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a member of the U.K. government's Stabilization Unit on Fragile States, and a non-resident fellow at the Geneva Center for Security Policy.  She has worked extensively on the ground in the Balkans, Africa, and the Middle East. She lives in Paris and holds French, American, and British nationalities.

All Work

INTERNATIONAL SECURITY and FUTURE OF WAR
The Battle Against ISIS in Mosul Could Lead to an Independent Iraqi Kurdistan

Janine di Giovanni wrote for Newsweek about the battle against ISIS in Mosul.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
Syria: The West Cannot Stand Back and Let Aleppo Be Destroyed

Janine di Giovanni wrote for the Guardian about the West's obligations to Syria.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY and FUTURE OF WAR
The French Attacks Bring the Battlefield Home

Janine di Giovanni wrote for Newsweek about the French attacks.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
The Syria Trump and Clinton Aren’t Talking About

Janine di Giovanni wrote for Politico about Syria.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY and NEW AMERICA NYC
The Morning They Came For Us

When Janine di Giovanni first arrived in Damascus in 2012, she immediately recognized the familiar sight of a country on the brink of war.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY and NEW AMERICA NYC
The Morning They Came For Us

When Janine di Giovanni first arrived in Damascus in 2012, she immediately recognized the familiar sight of a country on the brink of war.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
The Morning They Came For Us

The Morning They Came for Us bears witness to one of the most brutal, internecine conflicts in recent history.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
Frozen Life in Wartime Syria

Janine di Giovanni wrote for the New York Times about wartime in Syria.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY and NEW AMERICA
Remembering the Horrors Bosnians Endured Under Radovan Karadzic

The voice at the other end of the radio was small and desperate.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY and NEW AMERICA
Post-Sanction Iran Remains A Country Divided

I’ve reported from 20 countries in the Middle East and North Africa, but it took me nearly 15 years to get a visa for Iran.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY and NEW AMERICA
Conversations with Syrians - Janine di Giovanni

Janine di Giovanni was interviewed on BBC Newshour about her book, The Morning They Came for Us.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY and NEW AMERICA
An Interview with OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría

Gurria sat down to talk to Newsweek’s Middle East Editor Janine di Giovanni.