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Nayan Chanda (born 1946 in India) is a former correspondent and editor of the Far Eastern Economic Review and co-author of numerous books on Asian politics, security and foreign policy issues. He is best known for his seminal book, Brother Enemy: The War after the War. He is currently the Director of Publications at the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization, and editor of the YaleGlobal Online, a webzine devoted to exploring globalization.
Chanda graduated with a degree in History at the prestigious Presidency College, Kolkata. He stood first in his class during his post-graduate degree in history from Jadavpur University. Between 1971 and 1974 he continued his studies in International Relations at the Sorbonne. In 1974 he was working on his thesis in the Sorbonne on the domestic roots of Cambodian foreign policy under Norodom Sihanouk when he was offered the job of Indochina correspondent for the Far Eastern Economic Review based out of Saigon. Curious to find out more about the Vietnam War, he decided to become a journalist to see history being made. In April 1975, Chanda decided to stay behind after the fall of Saigon.
Chanda reported as the Indochina Correspondent for the Hong Kong-based Far Eastern Economic Review until 1980. In 1980, he was appointed Diplomatic Correspondent. From 1984 until 1989, Chanda was the Washington correspondent of the Review. He was also Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington in 1989-1990. In the 1990s he was editor, first, of the Asian Wall Street Journal Weekly and later the Far Eastern Economic Review.
He is a frequent contributor to the opinion page of the International Herald Tribune and is a member of the Advisory Council for the Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution. In 2005 he won the Shorenstein Prize for Journalism.
He currently resides in New Haven, Connecticut, and is the Director of Publications and the Editor of YaleGlobal Online Magazine at the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization. His most recent book Bound Together: How Traders, Preachers, Adventurers and Warriors Shaped Globalization has been translated in many languages and has helped many to understand the complexity of globalization, and its historic roots.
- Nayan Chanda (1986). Brother Enemy: The War After the War. Harcourt. ISBN 0-15-114420-6.
- Nayan Chanda (editor), et al. (2002). The Age of Terror: America and the World After September 11. Simon and Schuster, New York. ISBN 0-465-08356-0.
- Nayan Chanda (2007). Bound Together: How Traders, Preachers, Warriors and Adventurers Shaped Globalization. Yale University Press, New Haven. ISBN 978-0-300-11201-6.
- The book has been translated into Chinese, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Korean, Turkish and French (Nayan Chanda (2007). Au commencement était la mondialisation : La grande saga des aventuriers, missionnaires, soldats et marchands (CNRS Editions). ISBN 978-2-271-06961-0.)
- "Row erupts over new KR expert". Phnom Penh Post. Retrieved 2009-05-26.
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- Conversation with History interview with Nayan Chanda
- My first impression of Paris - by Nayan Chanda
- Review of Pol Pot : Anatomy of a Nightmare by Philip Short - Washington Post
- Legendary Reporter Gets His Due - New York Sun
- Crouching Tiger Swimming Dragon - New York Times op-ed
- Appearance on PBS Newshour
- Coming Together:Globalization means reconnecting the human community
- Globalization in the Mirror of History
- The Washington PostGlobal Blog - Asia and the Middle East
- Bound Together - How Traders, Preachers, Warriors and Adventurers Shaped Globalization