Robert Dreyfuss has worked as an independent journalist specializing in magazine features, profiles, and investigative stories in the areas of politics and national security since 1992. He has been a regular contributor to Rolling Stone, and currently covers national security for its National Affairs section. He is a contributing editor at The Nation, a contributing writer at Mother Jones, and a senior correspondent for The American Prospect. His articles have also appeared in numerous other newspapers and magazines, including Washington Monthly, The New Republic, Newsday, The Guardian, San Jose Mercury News, The American Conservative, Jane’s Defense Review, California Lawyer, and The Huffington Post. His popular blog, The Dreyfuss Report, appears at TheNation.com.
In recent years, Dreyfuss has reported from Iran, China, and Vietnam. He is best known for a series of groundbreaking stories about the war in Iraq, the war on terrorism, and post-9/11 U.S. foreign policy. He wrote the first significant profile of Ahmed Chalabi, the first comprehensive analysis of the war between the Pentagon and the CIA over policy toward Iraq, and many other timely stories. Before 9/11, he wrote extensively about intelligence issues, including pieces about post-Cold War excursions into economic espionage, the CIA’s nonofficial cover (NOC) program, and lobbying by U.S. defense and intelligence contractors over the annual secret intelligence budget.
Based in Alexandria, Virginia, Dreyfuss is a frequent guest on radio and television talk shows. His book, Devil's Game: How the United States Helped Unleash Fundamentalist Islam, was published in 2005.