Neil MacFarquhar

The New York Times

Neil MacFarquhar is the Moscow bureau chief of The New York Times. Previously, he was a Times national correspondent, based in San Francisco, and a Middle East correspondent, based in Cairo.

MacFarquhar is the author of The Sand Café (New York: Public Affairs Books, 2006) and The Media Relations Department of Hizbollah Wishes You a Happy Birthday: Unexpected Encounters in the Changing Middle East (New York: Public Affairs Books, 2009).

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The Media Relations Department of Hizbollah Wishes You a Happy Birthday: Unexpected Encounters in the Changing Middle East

MAY 20, 2009 Podcast

The Media Relations Department of Hizbollah Wishes You a Happy Birthday: Unexpected Encounters in the Changing Middle East

Despite all the bloodshed in its recent history, the Middle East is still a place of warmth, humanity, and generous eccentricity. Within the turmoil there ...