James Fallows is a print and radio journalist and a national correspondent for The Atlantic and has been reporting from abroad since the late 1970’s. He writes primarily about politics, technology, and economic trends as they relate to the US, the Middle East, Asia, and the rest of the world. He has written nine books, including National Defense, which won the American Book Award in nonfiction. He has also won the National Magazine Award for “The Fifty-First State”, an article predicting the consequences of invading Iraq. He is a regular commentator on NPR’s All Things Considered and has a blog at www.jamesfallows.theatlantic.com.