Steve Coll

Columbia University; The New York Times

Steve Coll is dean of the Columbia University School of Journalism and a staff writer at The New Yorker.

Coll was previously president of New America Foundation. He was also a foreign correspondent and editor at The Washington Post for 20 years.

Coll's books include The Bin Ladens: An Arabian Family in the American Century, Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001, and On the Grand Trunk Road: A Journey into South Asia.

He is the recipient of two Pulitzer Prizes.

Featured Work

Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power

MAY 9, 2012 Podcast

Public Affairs: Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power

ExxonMobil is rather like France, says Steve Coll. It's mostly aligned with the U.S; it's sometimes opposed, but a lot of the time it's ...

Detail from book cover.

MAR 1, 2004 Podcast

Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001

Coll spotlights the interactions among the CIA, Pakistani intelligence (ISI), Saudi intelligence, and other hidden networks (particularly al Qaeda and its affiliates) decades before 9/11/01.

Detail from book cover.

MAR 1, 2004 Podcast

Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001

Coll spotlights the interactions among the CIA, Pakistani intelligence (ISI), Saudi intelligence, and other hidden networks (particularly al Qaeda and its affiliates) decades before 9/11/01.

Detail from book cover.

MAR 1, 2004 Podcast

Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001

Coll spotlights the interactions among the CIA, Pakistani intelligence (ISI), Saudi intelligence, and other hidden networks (particularly al Qaeda and its affiliates) decades before 9/11/01.

Detail from book cover.

MAR 1, 2004 Transcript

Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001

Coll spotlights the interactions among the CIA, Pakistani intelligence (ISI), Saudi intelligence, and other hidden networks (particularly al Qaeda and its affiliates) decades before 9/11/01.