Anand Gopal is Assistant Research Professor, Center on the Future of War, School of Politics and Global Studies at ASU. He is a journalist and sociologist (Ph.D., Columbia University) who has worked extensively in Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq. He has reported for the New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, and other publications while also producing scholarship based on his fieldwork and complex network analysis. His book, No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban and the War Through Afghan Eyes, was a finalist for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for general non-fiction and the 2014 National Book Award. He has won a National Magazine Award, a George Polk Award, and three Overseas Press Club awards for his reporting on the Middle East. His current work focuses democracy and inequality, and he is writing a book on the Arab revolutions. He speaks Arabic, Dari, and Pashto.