Steve Coll Bio, Wiki, Age, Wife, Family, Salary and Net Worth

Steve Coll Wiki

Steve Coll is an American journalist, academic and executive. He serves as the dean of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where he is also the Henry R. Luce Professor of Journalism. A staff writer for The New Yorker, he served as the president and CEO of the New America think tank from 2007 to 2012.
Steve Coll

Steve Coll Biography

Steve Coll attended Thomas S. Wootton High School in Rockville, Maryland, graduating in 1976. He moved to Los Angeles, California, and enrolled in Occidental College, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. In 1980, he graduated cum laude with majors in English and history. He attended the University of Sussex during his studies. On March 18, 2013, he was announced to succeed Nick Lemann as the Dean of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, effective July 1, 2013.

Steve Coll Journalist

Steve Coll began his journalism career (right) with Richard N. Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations. In 1980, he joined the writing staff of California magazine, eventually working on staff as a contributing editor. In 1985, he started working for the Washington Post as a general assignment feature writer for the paper’s Style section. Two years later, he was promoted to serve as the financial correspondent for the newspaper, based in New York City. He and David A.

Vise collaborated on a series of reports scrutinizing the Securities and Exchange Commission for which they received the 1990 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting and the Gerald Loeb Award for Large Newspapers. In 1989, he moved to New Delhi, when he was appointed as the Post’s South Asia bureau chief. He served as a foreign correspondent through 1995.

He began working for the newspaper’s Sunday magazine insert in 1995, serving as publisher of the magazine from 1996 to 1998. He was promoted to managing editor of the newspaper in 1998 and served in that capacity through 2004. He has also served as an associate editor for the newspaper from late 2004 to August 2005. On September 2005, Coll joined the writing staff of The New Yorker. Based in Washington, D.C., he reported on foreign intelligence and national security.

Steve Coll Age

Steve Coll was born on October 8, 1958, in Washington, D.C. The United States. Steve Coll is 60 years old as of 2018.

Steve Coll Wife

Steve Coll married Eliza Griswold an American journalist and poet.  Eliza was once a fellow at the New America Foundation from 2008 to 2010 and won a 2010 Rome Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Steve Coll Children

The couples were blessed with 4 children.

Steve Coll Net worth

Steve Coll earns his income from his businesses and from then Award industry. He also earns his income from the other organizations. Steve Coll has an estimated net worth of $ 2 million.

Steve Coll New America Foundation

On July 23, 2007, Coll was named as the next director of the New America Foundation, a non-profit, non-partisan think tank headquartered in Washington, D.C. He has also contributed to the New York Review of Books, particularly about the war in Afghanistan. On June 25, 2012, Coll announced his resignation as President of the New America Foundation to pen a follow up to Ghost Wars. On October 23, 2012, Coll was elected to the Pulitzer Prize Board, administered by Columbia University.

Steve Coll Honors and awards

  • 1990: Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting (co-winner with David A. Vise)
  • 1991: Livingston Award for International Reporting for “Crisis and Change in South Asia”, The Washington Post (winner)
  • 2000: Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for “Peace Without Justice: A Journey to the Wounded Heart of Africa”, The Washington Post (1st Prize: International Print)
  • 2000: Ed Cunningham Award for “Peace Without Justice: A Journey to the Wounded Heart of Africa”, The Washington Post[16]
  • 2004: Lionel Gelber Prize for Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001 (winner)
  • 2004: Cornelius Ryan Award for Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001 (winner)
  • 2005: Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction for Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001 (winner)
  • 2005: Arthur Ross Book Award for Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001 (winner)
  • 2008: National Book Critics Circle Award (biography) for The Bin Laden’s: An Arabian Family in the American Century (finalist)
  • 2009: PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for The Bin Laden’s: An Arabian Family in the American Century (winner)

Steve Coll Books

  • Coll, Steve (1986). The deal of the century: the breakup of AT&T. Atheneum.
  •  (1987). The taking of Getty Oil: the full story of the most spectacular & catastrophic takeover of all time. Scribner.
  • Vise, David A.; Coll, Steve (1991). Eagle on the Street: based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning account of the SEC’s battle with Wall Street. New York: Scribner’s.
  • Coll, Steve (1993). On the Grand Trunk Road: a journey into South Asia. Crown Press.
  •  (2004). Ghost wars: the secret history of the CIA, Afghanistan and Bin Laden, from the Soviet invasion to September 10, 2001. Penguin.
  •  (2008). Bin Laden’s: an Arabian family in the American Century. Penguin.
  •  (2012). Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American power. Penguin.
  •  (2018). Directorate S: the C.I.A. and America’s secret wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan, 2001–2016. Penguin.

Steve Coll Essays and reporting

  • (October 26, 2009). “War and Politics”. The Talk of the Town. Comment. The New Yorker. 85 (34): 31–32.
  • (October 11, 2010). “Behind Closed Doors”. The Talk of the Town. Comment. The New Yorker. 86 (31): 35–36.
  •  (November 8, 2010). “Leaks”. The Talk of the Town. Comment. The New Yorker. 86 (35): 27–28. Retrieved 21 November 2011.
  • (April 4, 2011). “The Casbah Coalition”. Letter from Tunis. The New Yorker. 87 (7): 34–40. Retrieved 2014-05-15.
  • March 4, 2013). “Name calling”. The Talk of the Town. Comment. The New Yorker. 89 (3): 17–18. Retrieved 2015-05-06.
  • (April 1, 2013). “The spy who said too much: why the Administration targeted a C.I.A. officer”. The Political Scene. The New Yorker. 89 (7): 54–63. Retrieved 2016-01-01. John Kiriakou
  • (May 6, 2013). “Remote control: our drone delusion”. The Critics. Books. The New Yorker. 89 (12): 76–79.

Steve Coll New York times

Steve Coll has written a book of surpassing excellence that is almost certainly destined for irrelevance. The topic is important, the treatment compelling, the conclusions persuasive. Just don’t expect anything to change as a consequence. The dean of Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism, Coll is a seasoned and accomplished reporter. In 2004, “Ghost Wars,” his account of the conflict in Afghanistan from the 1979 Soviet invasion to the eve of 9/11, earned him a Pulitzer Prize, his second. “Directorate S” the title refers to the arm of Pakistani intelligence that covertly supports the Afghan Taliban is a sequel to that volume, carrying the story up to 2016.

That story is a dispiriting one, abounding in promises from on high, short on concrete results. In December 2001, with Operation Enduring Freedom barely underway, President George W. Bush declared it America’s purpose “to lift up the people of Afghanistan.” Bush vowed that American forces would stay until they finished the job. In December 2017, during a brief visit to Kabul unannounced because of security concerns Vice President Mike Pence affirmed that commitment. “We’re here to stay,” he told a gathering of troops, “until freedom wins.”

Yet mission accomplishment remains nowhere in sight. Over the past year, the Taliban have increased the amount of territory they control. Opium production has reached an all-time high. And corruption continues to plague an Afghan government of doubtful legitimacy and effectiveness. For a war now in its 17th year, the United States has precious little to show, despite having lost over 2,400 of its own soldiers and expending an estimated trillion dollars. After 9/11, “the United States and its allies went barreling into Afghanistan,”

Coll writes, “because they felt that they had no alternative.” Once in, they were soon plunged into a quagmire. Rarely has a great power undertaken a major military campaign with such a flawed understanding of the challenges ahead. Yet first Bush and then Barack Obama concluded that the United States had no choice but to persist, a view that Donald Trump has now seemingly endorsed. Drawing on some 550 interviews, Coll describes in granular detail how senior officials, intelligence operatives, diplomats and military officers struggled to comprehend the problem at hand and to devise a solution.

A never-ending cycle of policy reviews, surveys, and reassessments, along with efforts to find common ground with Afghan and Pakistani counterparts, produced one new strategy after another. None lived up to expectations; in falling short, each created a rationale for trying something a bit different, the Trump administration’s recently announced escalation a few more troops and lots more bombing offering the latest example. In each chapter of this very long but engrossing book, Coll takes a deep dive into some particular facet of the conflict. Readers will eavesdrop on contentious policy debates conducted at the highest levels in Washington. They will also accompany soldiers and spooks in the field.

Yet among policymakers and operators alike, the sense of futility is palpable. If “Directorate S” has a unifying thread, it’s this: Policies formulated on the basis of trial and error aren’t likely to work as long as they fail to take critical factors into account. In Coll’s telling, two such factors, in particular, stand out. The first is an absence of trust between Washington and Kabul. The longer the Americans stayed the more difficult it became to persuade Afghans that their presence was helpful and their purposes benign. Over time, Hamid Karzai, the West’s chosen leader of “liberated” Afghanistan, came to see the United States as an occupying power part of the problem, rather than part of the solution.

Karzai believed, not without reason, that United States officials paid lip service to his concerns, were willing to cut deals behind his back and on occasion plotted to replace him with someone more accommodating. For their part, Americans who dealt regularly with Karzai concluded that he was indecisive, unstable and given to bouts of paranoia. When he first became the leader of Afghanistan in December 2001, Washington had celebrated Karzai as an Afghan Mandela. By the time he vacated the premises 13 years later, he had become in American eyes an Afghan Mugabe.

Steve Coll Contributions on

  • (December 11, 2016). “Rex Tillerson, from a Corporate Oil Sovereign to the State Department”. The New Yorker.
  • (January 18, 2017). “The Strongman Problem, from Modi to Trump”. The New Yorker.
  • (February 1, 2017). “The Many Dangers of Donald Trump’s Executive Order”. The New Yorker.
  • (February 22, 2017). “What Trump Means for the World’s Poorest People”. The New Yorker.
  • (March 7, 2017). “Donald Trump Meets the Surveillance State”. The New Yorker.
  • (March 30, 2017). “Rex Tillerson Is Still Acting Like a C.E.O.” The New Yorker.
  • (April 18, 2017). “Facebook and the Murderer”. The New Yorker.
  • (June 6, 2017). “While Trump Tweets, Assad and Putin Advance in Syria”. The New Yorker.
  • (June 29, 2017). “How Can the Qatar Crisis Be Resolved?”. The New Yorker.
  • (July 20, 2017). “A Deportation at M.I.T., and New Risks for the Undocumented”. The New Yorker.

Steve Coll Podcasts

  •  (August 1, 2016). “Defying Conventions” (Podcast). The New Yorker.
  • — (August 29, 2016). “Images of War” (Podcast). The New Yorker.
  • — (September 26, 2016). “The Fear Factor” (Podcast). The New Yorker.
  • — (April 10, 2017). “Trump’s Intervention” (Podcast). The New Yorker.

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