is the former Foreign Editor and chief diplomatic correspondent
for Newsweek. He is currently a senior editor in the magazine's
Washington bureau. He is a lecturer and has appeared numerous
times as a commentator on Fox news, CNN, MSNBC, and National Public
Radio. In addition to Newsweek, he has also written for
Foreign Affairs, Harper's, and Washington Monthly.
Hirsh was co-winner of the Overseas Press Club award for best
magazine reporting from abroad in 2001 for "prescience in identifying
the al Qaeda threat half a year before September 11" and for Newsweek's
coverage of the war on terror, which also won a National Magazine
Award. He lives in Washington, DC.