Nicholas Schmidle

New Yorker magazine

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Nicholas Schmidle is a staff writer for the New Yorker magazine and a visiting professor of journalism at Princeton. A former fellow at the New America Foundation, he is the author of To Live or To Perish Forever: Two Tumultuous Years in Pakistan.

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