ROBERT LANE GREENE is a correspondent for The Economist and his writing has appeared in The New York Times, Slate, The New Republic, The Daily Beast and many other publications. He is a frequent television and radio commentator on international affairs, an adjunct assistant professor in the Center for Global Affairs at New York University, and a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He speaks nine languages and was a Marshall Scholar at Oxford University, where he earned an M.Phil. in European politics and society. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Eva, and son, Jack.