Pamela Constable is The Post’s bureau chief in Afghanistan and Pakistan. She has reported from both countries frequently since 1998, and served as a South Asia bureau chief based in India from 1999 to 2005. She also reported from Iraq in 2004 and 2005. She previously covered immigration issues and immigrant communities while based in Washington for the Post. Prior to joining the Post in 1994, she was a reporter, editor and foreign correspondent for The Boston Globe from 1982 to 1994, reporting mainly from Central and South America and the Caribbean. She was a reporter for The Baltimore Sun from 1978 to 1982. She is the author of two non-fiction books, "Playing with Fire: Pakistan at War with Itself" (Random Housem 2011) and "Fragments of Grace: My Search for Meaning in the Strife of South Asia" (Potomac Books, 2004) and co-author with Arturo Valenzuela of "A Nation of Enemies: Chile Under Pinochet" (WW Norton, 1991). She was awarded the Maria Moors Cabot Prize from Columbia University School of Journalism (1993), and has held writing fellowships at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the Alicia Patterson Foundation, and the Pew Journalism Program at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and President of The Afghan Stray Animal League. She is a graduate of Brown University and lives in Fairfax, Virginia.