Nicholas Schmidle

Cronkite New America Foundation Fellow
Nicholas Schmidle
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Nicholas Schmidle, a Cronkite New America fellow, is a staff writer at The New Yorker. His account of the raid on Osama Bin Laden's compound, "Getting Bin Laden," was a National Magazine Award finalist. He is also the author of To Live or to Perish Forever: Two Tumultuous Years in Pakistan, and has written for The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, T: Travel, Slate, The New Republic, among others. Previously, he was previously a Bernard L. Schwartz fellow at the New America Foundation, as well a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center and the International Reporting Project.

From 2006 until 2008, Nicholas lived and reported in Pakistan, backed by a writing fellowship from the Institute of Current World Affairs. He has also worked in Iran, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Central Asia, West Africa, Russia, and the Balkans. He once spoke decent Persian and Urdu. Nicholas received the Kurt Schork Award for his reporting in Afghanistan and Pakistan. He is a graduate of James Madison University and American University, and lives in Washington, DC, with his wife and son.

Publications

Article | Jul 29, 2014 | The New Yorker
Podcast | Jun 25, 2014 |
Article | Dec 9, 2013 | The New Yorker
Article | Jun 3, 2013 | The New Yorker
Article | May 6, 2013 | The New Yorker
Article | Jan 5, 2013 | New York Times
Article | Mar 5, 2012 | The New Yorker
Article | Nov 11, 2011 | The New Yorker

Events

Event | Jun 24, 2014 | New York
Event | Apr 24, 2012 | New York
Event | Jun 18, 2010 | Washington
Event | Sep 16, 2009 | Sacramento
Event | Jun 22, 2009 | Washington
Event | May 12, 2009 |
Event | Jun 20, 2008 |

Press

In the News Item | Aug 10, 2011 |
In the News Item | Aug 10, 2011 |
In the News Item | Aug 10, 2011 | The Denver Post
In the News Item | Aug 6, 2011 | The New York Times
In the News Item | Aug 4, 2011 | New York Post
In the News Item | Aug 3, 2011 | The Seattle Post-Intelligencer
In the News Item | Aug 2, 2011 | Daily News and Analysis (India)

Areas of Expertise

Foreign Policy, Pakistan, Religion