Abdel Bari Atwan
Abdel Bari Atwan was born in Gaza, Palestine and has lived in London since 1979.
He is the former editor of London-based ‘al-Quds al-Arabi’, an independent, pan-Arab daily newspaper, from 1989 to June 2013. He is the author of ‘The Secret History of al-Qa’ida’, ‘A Country of Words’, his memoir, and a new book, published on 3 October 2012, ‘After bin Laden: al-Qa’ida, the Next Generation’.
In November 2013 Abdel Bari Atwan was awarded a lifetime achievement award for his journalistic and literary work at a ceremony organised by MEMO .