Being a recounting of my journalistic ventures in Iraq

Pirates, ahoy!

OK. I’m going to take an I-told-you-so victory lap on this one. The U.S. will lead a 20-nation coalition to combat piracy off the Horn of Africa. Many of you will remember I’ve been interested in pirates off of Africa since 2005. I even embedded with the Germans in 2007 on the FGS Bremen as …

Uh, oh…

Many news outlets are reporting that several Katyusha rockets from southern Lebanon have landed in western Galilee in Israel, injuring two. Israel has apparently flown sorties over the Lebanese border and responded with mortar fire. Stratfor has some quickie insight that I find plausible: “… a Stratfor source in Hezbollah also noted recently that the …

About the Author

Christopher Allbritton is a web blogger and journalist, best known for starting during the 2003 Iraq War. After he raised $15,000 from his readers, he became the Web’s “first fully reader-funded journalist-blogger.”

He returned to Baghdad in May 2004 and contracted with Time magazine as a correspondent for Iraq until March 2006.

He has also worked in Beirut, Lebanon, where he reported on the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict as well as a range of regional issues. After he was selected as a Knight Fellow at Stanford University, he moved to to Pakistan and was appointed as the Pakistan Bureau Chief for Thomson Reuters from 2009-2012. He then traveled for two years, as documented in the blog,, before returning to New York to work for The Daily Beast.

Today, he works in Washington on issues surrounding journalism, human rights, and U.S. politics. He’s available for speaking engagements and consulting.