Michael Young is a contributing editor at Reason. He is a senior editor at the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut and editor of Diwan, Carnegie’s Middle East blog.
Previously, he was opinion editor, as well as a columnist, for the Daily Star newspaper in Lebanon. He writes a biweekly commentary for the National (Abu Dhabi) and is author of The Ghosts of Martyrs Square: An Eyewitness Account of Lebanon's Life Struggle. The book was selected by the Wall Street Journal as one of its ten notable books of 2010, and won the Silver Prize in the Washington Institute for Near East Policy's book prize competition of 2010.
His work has appeared in The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Slate, the International Herald Tribune, Los Angeles Times and numerous other publications. Young regularly discusses the Middle East on a variety of radio and television networks, including CNN, Fox News Channel, the BBC, NPR, Radio Netherlands International, the Voice of America, and Radio France International.
He is a graduate of the American University of Beirut and of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.