Bobby Ghosh is an Editor-at-Large at Time magazine, where he covers conflict, global affairs and the Middle East. He was the magazine's Baghdad bureau chief for five years.
Bobby Ghosh was the longest serving print journalist in Iraq until he left in 2007 to become Time's World Editor. Now an editor-at-large for Time, his work encompasses his broad interests, from restaurant reviews to an extended interview with Egyptian president Mohammad Morsi for his latest cover story. He recently went on patrol in Yemen to view what many hope is the end of the transnational al-Qaeda movement.
To explore more of the ideas in Ghosh's talk, read his recent essay for Time Worldwide: "11 Years After 9/11, the Holy World War Is Over and All Jihad is Local" >>
“Who killed Osama bin Laden? The SEAL Team Six. Who killed bin Ladenism? Al Jazeera.”
“Disengagement is not an option, because if you let local jihad survive, it becomes international jihad.”
“[Bin Laden] probably thought 9/11 was his greatest achievement. In reality, it was the beginning of the end for him. He killed 3,000 innocent people, and that filled the Muslim world with horror and revulsion.”