CLAIRE BERLINSKI WAS born in 1968 in California, and grew up in New York, Seattle and California. She received her undergraduate degree in Modern History and her doctorate in International Relations from Balliol College at Oxford University. She has since lived and worked in Britain, Thailand, Laos, France, and Turkey as a journalist, academic, consultant and freelance writer.
Her work has been published in the American, the American Interest, the American Review, Arabies Trends, Asia Times, Azure, the Browser, City A.M, City Journal, First Post, Gatestone International Policy Council, the Claremont Review of Books, the Financial Times, the Globe and Mail, the Guardian, Investor's Business Daily, the Los Angeles Times, Manager Magazine, the Middle East Journal of International Affairs, the National Review, Penthouse, Policy Review, Radio Free Europe, Standpoint, Tablet, the National, the National Interest, the New York Sun, the New York Times, the Oxford International Review, the Spectator, Ricochet, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Washington Times Communities, The Weekly Standard, Travel & Leisure, Traveler’s Tales, and World Affairs Journal; as well as numerous blogs, anthologies and encyclopedias. She is also an occasional guest on local and international radio and television shows.
After living for nearly a decade in Istanbul, she now lives in Paris with a menagerie of adopted stray animals.