Graeme Wood is a National Correspondent at The Atlantic. He joined the magazine in 2006 after three years in Iraq as a journalist, hitchhiker, and deliveryman. Since then, he has written on diverse topics and from every continent. His 2015 cover story on ISIS, "What ISIS Really Wants," is the most widely-read story in the magazine's modern history. His 2017 book on the Islamic State, The Way of the Strangers, was published by Random House.
He has also written for The American Scholar, Businessweek, The New Yorker, and Jane's Intelligence Review. He was the 2015-2016 Edward R. Murrow Press Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. A graduate of Deep Springs College, Harvard University, and The American University in Cairo, he is a lecturer in political science at Yale University.