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Clyde Haberman has been The Times’s NYC columnist since September 1995. His column appears twice a week, on Tuesdays and Fridays, in the Metro Section.
As the newspaper’s Tokyo Bureau Chief from 1983 to 1988, he mostly covered Japan and South Korea, but he also traveled in, and wrote extensively about, other parts of Asia. While based in Rome from 1988 to 1991, Haberman spent much time in Eastern Europe, covering the collapse of Communism, and also in the Middle East during and after the Persian Gulf War. Then, based in Jerusalem from 1991 to 1995, he covered Israel’s breakthrough agreement with the P.L.O. and the spread of militant Islamic terrorism, among other major events.
He has been with The Times since January 1977. Before that, he worked for The New York Post, covering a variety of local and national stories, including the bloody Attica prison uprising in 1971 and Jimmy Carter’s successful 1976 Presidential campaign.