Rajiv Chandrasekaran

Rajiv Chandrasekaran is an American journalist and author. He has worked for The Washington Post as a reporter and associate editor, and is known for his coverage of the Iraq War and his book 'Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq's Green Zone,' which was a finalist for the National Book Award and has been adapted into the movie 'Green Zone' starring Matt Damon. Chandrasekaran focuses on foreign correspondence and has reported on various global events, providing in-depth analysis and insight into complex political and social issues.


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  1. 1. Imperial Life in the Emerald City

    "Imperial Life in the Emerald City" provides an in-depth look at the American occupation of Iraq, focusing on the Green Zone in Baghdad, which served as the U.S. headquarters. The book reveals how the U.S. administration was ill-prepared for the task of rebuilding Iraq, and how their lack of understanding about the country and its culture led to many mistakes and blunders. The author, through his first-hand accounts and interviews, paints a picture of a surreal, insulated world within the Green Zone, cut off from the harsh realities of the war-torn country outside.

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