Michael Meyer is currently Director of Communications for the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Between 1988 and 1992, he was Newsweek
's Bureau Chief for Germany
, Central Europe and the Balkans, writing more than twenty cover stories on the break-up of communist Europe
and German unification. He is the winner of two Overseas Press Club Awards and appears regularly as a commentator for MSNBC, CNN, Fox News, C-Span, NPR and other broadcast network. He previously worked at the Washington Post
and Congressional Quarterly
. He is the author of the Alexander Complex
(Times Books, 1989), an examination of the psychology of American empire builders. He lives in New York City.