Karl E. Meyer

Journalist

Bio

Karl E. Meyer is editor emeritus at World Policy Journal.

Meyer served on the editorial board of The New York Times and previously was a foreign correspondent and editorial writer for The Washington Post.

From 2000-2008, Meyer was editor of World Policy Journal.

In addition, Meyer has been a visiting professor at Yale, Tufts, and Bard College and McGraw Professor of Writing at Princeton.

His books include Tournament of Shadows: The Great Game and the Race for Empire in Central Asia and The Dust of Empire: The Race for Mastery in The Asian Heartland. He has co-authored Kingmakers: the Invention of the Modern Middle East and Pax Ethnica: Where and How Diversity Succeeds with his wife Shareen Blair Brysac.

Featured Work

Pax Ethnica: Where and How Diversity Succeeds

MAY 18, 2012 Podcast

Pax Ethnica: Where and How Diversity Succeeds

The headlines are full of stories of deep-simmering hatreds and ethnic strife. How about some good news for a change? Historians Meyer and Brysac explore ...

Kingmakers: The Invention of the Modern Middle East

NOV 12, 2008 Podcast

Kingmakers: The Invention of the Modern Middle East

How did the modern Middle East come about? Who were the British and Americans who shaped this region, from the 1882 British invasion of Egypt to ...

The Dust of Empire:The Race for Mastery in the Asian Heartland by Karl Meyer

JUN 24, 2003 Podcast

The Dust of Empire:The Race for Mastery in the Asian Heartland

Meyer talks about his recent book on Central Asia and how the imperial past matters in explaining the politics of the region today.

The Dust of Empire:The Race for Mastery in the Asian Heartland by Karl Meyer

JUN 24, 2003 Transcript

The Dust of Empire:The Race for Mastery in the Asian Heartland

Meyer talks about his recent book on Central Asia and how the imperial past matters in explaining the politics of the region today.