Al-Monitor expands its Washington coverage


Al-Monitor, an independent American media company and news site dedicated to in-depth coverage and analysis of the Middle East, is pleased to announce two new additions to our team of journalists covering Middle East policymaking in Washington, DC.

Jack Detsch will spearhead our coverage of the Pentagon as we expand our reporting of US military alliances, arms sales and many other aspects of Defense policy. Jack joins us from the Christian Science Monitor, where he oversaw the Passcode cybersecurity newsletter and broke major stories about the Islamic State’s development of Android applications and Telegram “kill lists.”

Al-Monitor is also excited to announce that Bryant Harris has been hired as our new congressional correspondent. Bryant spent three years as an assistant correspondent for Japan’s Yomiuri Shimbun, and recently broke the news that Trump was looking at folding the US Agency for International Development into the State Department.

“Al-Monitor is committed to going behind the headlines to bring our readers a deeper look at the Middle East, both from the region and outside of the region” said Al-Monitor Founder and Chairman Jamal Daniel. “Under Julian’s leadership, the expansion of our Washington coverage will allow us to bring our readers even more exclusive and in-depth analysis of how decisions being made in Washington may impact the Middle East.”

Bryant takes over for Julian Pecquet, who was promoted to Washington Editor last month as Al-Monitor continues to expand in its quest to offer readers the most insightful and comprehensive analysis of the Middle East anywhere.  Diplomatic Correspondent Laura Rozen, who has been with Al-Monitor since 2012, rounds out our team of Washington reporters with a focus on the State Department and President Donald Trump’s White House.

About Al-Monitor

Al-Monitor seeks to monitor the Pulse of the Middle East via its award-winning, multilingual platform that publishes a diverse set of perspectives on the Middle East, thus bridging the gap of information available to those both in the Middle East as well as those with a desire to better understand a region that is so rapidly changing. 


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