Writers in Residence
The CNAS Writers in Residence program provides some of America’s top national security and defense journalists the opportunity to complete longer book projects while benefiting from the full spectrum of the Center’s resources and expertise.
Outgoing Writer in Residence Yochi Dreazen published The Invisible Front: Love and Loss in an Era of Endless War on October 7, 2014. While at CNAS, Mr. Dreazen worked on The Inivisible Front, a book about the psychological wounds of war and how the military handles depression and PTSD through the lens of a single military family.
Former Writer in Residence David Finkel published Thank You for Your Service on October 1, 2013. Written during his CNAS tenure, the book chronicles the return of the 2-16 infantry battalion’s soldiers after the end of their tour, exploring their struggles to reintegrate – what Finkel calls their “trip back to normalcy. He is also the author of The Good Soldiers, a ground-level account of the U.S. "surge" into the Iraq war, published in 2009 by Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus and Giroux. An editor and writer for The Washington Post, Finkel has reported from Africa, Asia, Central America, Europe and across the United States, and was part of the Post’s war coverage in Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq. He won a Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting in 2006 and was the recipient of the prestigious MacArthur Fellow “genius” award in 2012.