Thanassis Cambanis covers the Middle East from a base in New York City, contributing regularly to The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Daily Beast, and other publications. He has reported in Iraq and the Middle East since 2003, serving as Baghdad and Middle East Bureau Chief for The Boston Globe for four years. A Privilege to Die: Inside Hezbollah’s Legions and Their Endless War Against Israel is his first book. He teaches at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and the New School’s Graduate Program in International Affairs. He blogs at thanassiscambanis.com.