Martin Sieff

Book author and former foreign editor

Martin Sieff is the author of “The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Middle East” (Regnery, 2008), “Shifting Superpowers: The U.S.-China-India Relationship in the 21st Century” (Cato, 2009) and the upcoming “Cycles of Change: The Eras of U.S. Political History” and “War and Peace in the 21st Century.”

Previously, Mr. Sieff was chief news analyst for United Press International and its former Managing Editor for International Affairs. He has received three Pulitzer Prize nominations for international reporting.

Mr. Sieff has covered conflicts in his native Northern Ireland, Israel and the West Bank, Indonesia, Bosnia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and the Baltic states. He has also reported from China, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Kazakhstan, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Syria, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Turkey and more than 40 other nations.

Mr. Sieff led UPI’s political coverage of the 2000, 2004 and 2008 presidential election campaigns. From May 2005 to July 2007 he was UPI’s National Security Correspondent, and from October 2003 to May 2005 he was its Chief Political Correspondent.

Mr. Sieff was Chief Foreign Correspondent for The Washington Times from 1994 to 1999. He was the paper’s Soviet and East European correspondent covering the collapse of communism for six years from 1986 to 1992 and from 1992 to 1994 its State Department correspondent.

Mr. Sieff has been a columnist for The Globalist since 2002 and has appeared as an expert on Asian security affairs and the Middle East on National Public Radio, the Fox News Channel and C-SPAN. His work has been published in The American Conservative, the Wall Street Journal, Commentary, National Review and National Review Online and many other publications.

A native of Belfast, Northern Ireland, Mr. Sieff was a journalist for the Belfast Telegraph and the Belfast News-Letter in the early 1980s.

Mr. Sieff received his B.A. and M.A in modern history from Oxford University. He later did graduate work in Middle East studies at the London School of Economics.

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