Zahid Hussain is an award-winning journalist and writer. He is a former correspondent for The Times and The Wall Street Journal. He has also covered Pakistan and Afghanistan for several other international publications and is a regular columnist for Dawn. Hussain was a Pakistan scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars in Washington, D.C. (2011–12). He is the author of ‘Frontline Pakistan: The Struggle with Militant Islam’, ‘The Scorpion’s Tail: The Relentless Rise of Islamic Militants in Pakistan’, ‘Hybrid Rule in Pakistan’, and ‘No-Win War: The Paradox of US-Pakistan Relations in Afghanistan’s Shadow’. The Wall Street Journal declared ‘Frontline Pakistan’ as the Book of the Year (2007).