Doyle McManus is a contributing writer for the Los Angeles Times and a freelance journalist in Washington. He has reported from the Middle East, Europe, Latin America, and Washington D.C. After five years as a foreign correspondent in the Middle East, he moved to the Washington bureau of the Los Angeles Times in 1983, where he covered the U.S. State Department and White House. He served as the newspaper’s Washington bureau chief from 1976 to 2008, when he became a columnist. He is the author or coauthor of three books on foreign policy; his work has won awards from the National Press Club and the American Academy of Diplomacy. Doyle has also written for Foreign Policy, Time, Sports Illustrated, and The London Daily Express. He appears regularly on the PBS commentary program Washington Week. He has also served on Stanford’s Board of Trustees and the Advisory Board of the Freeman Spogli Institute.