Christopher de Bellaigue is a historian and journalist known for his reporting and books on the Middle East and environmental and ethical issues. He is the author of many books, including In the Rose Garden of the Martyrs, Rebel Land, Patriot of Persia, The Islamic Enlightenment, and The Lion House. His new book, Flying Green, is published by Columbia Global Reports. He is a frequent contributor to the Economist, the New York Review of Books, and the Guardian. He is the recipient of a British Foreign Press Award and the Washington Institute Prize. He lives in London.