Expertise: Afghanistan | Iraq | U.S. foreign policy | Military strategy | Defense policy | Pentagon | Military culture
Background: Anna Mulrine, a senior editor of the Nation & World section, covers defense for U.S.News & World Report. Mulrine has written more than a dozen cover stories for the magazine, most recently on Iraq and on Afghanistan’s border wars with Pakistan. She travels frequently to the Middle East, reporting on U.S. military strategy, foreign policy, and the challenges of fighting the Taliban and al Qaeda, and the lives of U.S. soldiers. Prior to covering defense for U.S. News, Mulrine wrote about the rebuilding of New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Mulrine’s work has also appeared in the Christian Science Monitor, Rolling Stone, and National Geographic Traveler, among other publications. During her Fulbright Fellowship in Berlin, Mulrine spent a year reporting on Muslim communities in Europe and the trial of Mournir al-Motassadeq, the first person ever convicted in the 9/11 case. Mulrine graduated from Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service in Washington, D.C., with a bachelor’s in humanities and international affairs.
Honors: Fulbright Fellowship, 2004-2005
Media appearances: Anna Mulrine is often interviewed on national television, including CBS’s The Early Show and Up to the Minute; CNN Headline News, CNN Weekend and This Week at War; C-SPAN’s Washington Journal; Fox News; and MSNBC Live. Her national and syndicated radio interviews have included NPR's On Point with Tom Ashbrook and Here and Now (WBUR-FM, Boston), the Jones Radio Network's Stephanie Miller Show, and USA Radio Network, as well as major metro radio talk shows such as KGO-AM's Ron Owens Show (San Francisco); WLS-AM (Chicago); KNX-AM (Los Angeles); WCBS Radio (New York's CBS Radio affiliate); WTOP Radio (Washington, D.C.); and WWRL-AM (New York's Air America Radio affiliate).