Christian Caryl is Op-ed Editor/International at The Washington Post and the author of "Strange Rebels: 1979 and the Birth of the 21st Century." From 2004 to March 2009, he headed the Tokyo bureau of Newsweek. Before that, from 2000 to 2004, Caryl served as Newsweek’s Moscow bureau chief. After 9/11 he reported from Iraq and Afghanistan as part of Newsweek’s coverage of the war on terror. During his career he has reported from some 60 countries. Earlier, Caryl served as Moscow bureau chief for U.S News & World Report starting in July 1997. Before moving to Moscow, Caryl spent 13 years as a freelance journalist in Germany, where he contributed to publications including the Wall Street Journal, the New Republic, the Spectator and Der Spiegel. He was a winner of the 2011 Overseas Press Club award for best online commentary.