Joby Warrick

Johanna Lawshea

Joby Warrick has been a reporter for the Washington Post since 1996. He is a winner of the Pulitzer Prize for journalism, and the author of The Triple Agent.      In his latest book, Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS (Doubleday) Warrick traces how the strain of militant Islam behind ISIS first arose in a remote Jordanian prison and spread with the unwitting aid of two American presidents. Drawing on unique high-level access to CIA and Jordanian sources, Warrick weaves gripping, moment-by-moment operational details with the perspectives of diplomats and spies, generals and heads of state, many of whom foresaw a menace worse than al Qaeda and tried desperately to stop it. Black Flags is a definitive history that reveals the long arc of today’s most dangerous extremist threat.