Paul Wood

Eric & Wendy Schmidt Fellow

Paul Wood is an Eric & Wendy Schmidt Fellow at New America. He will write a book about Syria’s unending war, having spent four years covering the conflict for the BBC. The book will be a record of the people he met in the uprising, most now dead. He was smuggled over the border into Syria many times to report on the country’s rebel movement. His stories have won two Emmys, a Peabody, and he was twice awarded the US Radio and TV Correspondents’ Association David Bloom award for foreign reporting. He was also the UK Foreign Press Association’s journalist of the year. Wood has covered a dozen conflicts in a 20 year career as a BBC foreign correspondent: in Afghanistan, Iraq, Chechnya, Darfur, Libya, Israel and the Palestinian territories, the Balkans, and Ukraine.

All Work

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There’s Still No Smoking Gun in the Trump-Russia Story

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Trump Russia Dossier Key Claim 'Verified'

Paul Wood writes for the BBC about Russian involvement in Donald Trump's campaign.


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Poison, Spies and Lies: A Lunch With Trump’s Old Friend Roger Stone

Paul Wood writes for the Spectator about his meeting with Roger stone


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Trump Really Could Crush ISIS. But What Happens Next Could be Worse

Paul Wood writes for the Spectator about Trump's fight with ISIS.


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Trump’s Foreign Policy Seems Designed to Terrify Everyone – including his own government

Paul Wood writes for the Spectator about President Trump's foreign policy.


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Will Donald Trump be Assassinated, Ousted in a Coup or Just Impeached?

Paul Wood write for the Spectator on how Trump's presidential term will be cut short.


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Trump 'compromising' claims: How and Why did we get here?

Paul Wood writes for the BBC on Trump's "compromising" claims"


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Can Donald Trump Really Be a Compromised Agent of Russian Influence?

Paul Wood wrote for the UK Spectator about whether Donald Trump has been compromised by Russia, and contributed to two related podcasts.


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Arab Fling

Paul Wood writes for the January-February issue of the Washington Monthly about the meddling by Syria's neighbors.


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The British data-crunchers who say they helped Donald Trump to win

Paul Wood wrote for the Spectator about Trump's data science operation.


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Donald Trump Proved Most People Wrong

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Putin's Dangerous Games in the Baltic

Paul Wood wrote the cover story for the UK Spectator about Putin and the Baltic.