Greg Myre Greg Myre is a national security correspondent with a focus on counter-terrorism, a topic he has covered in the U.S., the Middle East and in many other countries around the world for more than two decades.
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Greg Myre

National Security Correspondent

Greg Myre is a national security correspondent with a focus on counter-terrorism, a topic he has covered in the U.S., the Middle East and in many other countries around the world for more than two decades.

He was previously the international editor for NPR.org, working closely with NPR correspondents around the world and national security reporters in Washington. He heads the Parallels blog and is a frequent contributor to the website on global affairs. Prior to his current position, he was a senior editor at Morning Edition from 2008-2011.

Before joining NPR, Myre was a foreign correspondent for 20 years with The New York Times and The Associated Press.

He was first posted to South Africa in 1987, where he witnessed Nelson Mandela's release from prison and reported on the final years of apartheid. He was assigned to Pakistan in 1993 and often traveled to war-torn Afghanistan. He was one of the first reporters to interview members of an obscure new group calling itself the Taliban.

Myre was also posted to Cyprus and worked throughout the Middle East, including extended trips to Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia. He went to Moscow from 1996 to 1999, covering the early days of Vladimir Putin.

He was based in Jerusalem from 2000-2007, reporting on the heaviest fighting ever between Israelis and the Palestinians.

In his years abroad, he traveled to more than 50 countries and reported on a dozen wars. He and his journalist wife Jennifer Griffin co-wrote a 2011 book on their time in Jerusalem, entitled, This Burning Land: Lessons from the Front Lines of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.

Myre is a scholar at the Middle East Institute in Washington and has appeared as an analyst on CNN, PBS, BBC, C-SPAN, Fox, Al Jazeera and other networks. He's a graduate of Yale University, where he played football and basketball.

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Trumps Puts North Korea On List Of Countries Identified As State Sponsors Of Terror

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Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe (left) greets South African President Nelson Mandela in Harare, Zimbabwe, in 1998. The two men have shaped their countries in dramatically different ways. Rob Cooper/AP hide caption

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A.G. Sessions Considering Another Special Counsel To Look Into Clinton Foundation

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Mohammed bin Salman, now Saudi Arabia's crown prince, meets with President Trump in the Oval Office on March 14. Crown Prince Mohammed is seen as the driving force behind the kingdom's aggressive campaign to counter Iran throughout the Middle East. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump and his supporters claim that in exchange for millions of dollars in donations to the Clinton Foundation, Hillary Clinton supported the 2010 sale of a mining company that gave Russia control of U.S. uranium supplies. Craig Ruttle/AP hide caption

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How Can We Combat Domestic Terrorism When Vehicles Are The Weapons?

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Authorities stand near a damaged truck after an attacker drove onto a bike path in New York City, striking and killing eight people Tuesday. The Islamic State has been calling on supporters to use vehicles to carry out attacks for the past year. Bebeto Matthews/AP hide caption

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Attorneys for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl — Eugene R. Fidell, left, and Army Lt. Col. Franklin D. Rosenblatt — leave the Ft. Bragg military courthouse on Thursday in Ft. Bragg, N.C. Sara D. Davis/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl enters the Fort Bragg military courthouse for his sentencing hearing on Wednesday in Fort Bragg, N.C. Sara D. Davis/Getty Images hide caption

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At Bowe Bergdahl's Sentencing, Navy SEAL Describes Being Shot During Search

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Bergdahl Defense Says Case Should Be Dismissed Because Of Trump's Comments

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Bergdahl Sentencing Hearing Begins Monday In Fort Bragg, N.C.

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A U.S. Army team transfers the remains of Staff Sgt. Dustin Wright, 29, of Lyons, Ga., at Dover Air Force Base, Del., on Oct. 5. Wright was one of four U.S. troops killed in an ambush in Niger. U.S. forces work with many African militaries. While the Americans are advising and assisting in most cases, they also travel into the field, where they can face combat. Staff Sgt. Aaron J. Jenne/U.S. Air Force via AP hide caption

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This still image made from a 2013 video released by the Coleman family shows Caitlan Coleman and her husband, Canadian Joshua Boyle, in a militant video given to the family. AP hide caption

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U.S. Woman And Family Freed After 5 Years In Captivity In Afghanistan

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Iranian President Hasan Rouhani delivers a speech during the opening session of the new Parliament in Tehran in 2016. Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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What Is — And Isn't — Covered By The Iranian Nuclear Deal

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Crime scene tape surrounds the Mandalay Hotel in Las Vegas after a gunman in one of its rooms killed at least 58 people, with more than 500 others injured, when he opened fire on a country music concert late Sunday. Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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What Is, And Isn't, Considered Domestic Terrorism

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