Patrick Tyler is a journalist and author whose career in newspapers includes 12 years at The Washington Post, and 14 years at The New York Times, where he was chief correspondent from 2002-2004. He anchored The Times coverage of the invasion of Iraq in 2003 and established its Baghdad Bureau after the fall of Saddam Hussein.
He served as Moscow Bureau Chief (2000-2002), Beijing Bureau chief (1993-1997), and military correspondent of The Times (1990-1992). He left The Times in 2005 from his post as London Bureau Chief to write a series of books on American diplomacy and international relations.
He has authored two previous books. “A Great Wall – Six Presidents and China,” which won the 2000 Lionel Gelber Prize for best book on international relations. His first book – a history of the United States nuclear submarine program under Admiral Hyman G. Rickover – was published by Harper and Row Publishers, Inc. in 1986 ( “Running Criticial: The Silent War, Rickover and General Dynamics”).
Prior to joining The Times, he served as Middle East bureau chief for The Washington Post based in Cairo, Egypt with responsibilities for covering the Arab world and Iran. While at The Post, he also covered the State Department, Pentagon and the Intelligence Community. From 1997-99, he was a research fellow at Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Arms Control.