Gareth Porter

Journalist, Author

1942 –

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Who is Gareth Porter?

Gareth Porter is an American historian, investigative journalist, author and policy analyst specializing in U.S. national security policy. He was active as a Vietnam specialist and anti-war activist during the Vietnam War, serving as Saigon Bureau Chief for Dispatch News Service International from 1970-1971, and later, as co-director of the Indochina Resource Center. He was widely criticized for his enthusiasm for the Khmer Rouge government in Cambodia. He has written several books about the potential for peaceful conflict resolution in Southeast Asia and the Middle East, the most recent of which is Perils of Dominance: Imbalance of Power and the Road to War in Vietnam, an analysis of how and why the United States went to war in Vietnam. Porter has also written for Al Jazeera English, The Nation, Inter Press Service, The Huffington Post, and Truthout, and he was the 2012 winner of the Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism, which is awarded annually by the Frontline Club in London to acknowledge reporting that exposes propaganda.

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Jun 18, 1942
United States of America
  • United States of America
  • Cornell University
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Chicago

on July 23, 2013


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