Jim Sciutto: I’m CNN's Chief National Security Correspondent and recently got rare access inside Iran. AMAA
I’m CNN’s Chief National Security Correspondent. For me, national security covers pretty much everything from U.S. foreign policy - including international hotspots such as Iran, Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, all the way to China - plus defense, terrorism and intelligence issues such as NSA mass surveillance. I'm willing to answer your questions on any related topic, especially having just returned from an assignment in Iran, my 11th visit there. I've spent most of working life living and breathing international news. I spent ten years as Senior Foreign Correspondent for ABC News, based in London and covering Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. I started my overseas adventure in China in the 1990s, first as a Fulbright Scholar and then as a reporter. I took a short break from news to try my hand at diplomacy, working as Chief of Staff to U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke in Beijing. I'm writing a book now about my experience in China and previously authored another on my time in the Middle East, titled "Against US" back in 2008. I live in Washington DC, married to ABC News correspondent Gloria Riviera (we of course met on the job!) and am lucky to have two little boys who speak better Chinese than me. Go ahead and AMAA!
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