Kim Barker


Kim Barker was a reporter covering campaign finance and the aftermath of the BP oil spill; her stories have run in outlets such as The Washington Post, The Atlantic and Salon. She specialized in "dark money," or social welfare nonprofits that do not report their donors for election ads. In late 2009 and early 2010, Barker was the Edward R. Murrow Press Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, where she studied, wrote and lectured on Pakistan and Afghanistan and U.S. policy. She was the South Asia bureau chief for the Chicago Tribune from 2004 to 2009 and was based in New Delhi and Islamabad. At the Tribune, Barker covered major stories such as the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and rising militancy in both Pakistan and Afghanistan. Her book about those years, "The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan," was published by Doubleday in March 2011.

U.S. Officials Equate Pakistani Spy Agency With Terror Groups in Leaked Documents

Material published by Wikileaks and the Guardian gives a more detailed picture of U.S.-Pakistan relations, one colored by deep suspicion.

Gulf's Delacroix Islanders Watch As Their World Disappears

The BP oil spill is just the latest disaster to hit a fishing community that has struggled with hurricanes, erosion and competition from cheap imports. The fishermen ask themselves about the future and worry that they may be the last of their kind.

'Spillionaires': Profiteering and Mismanagement in the Wake of the BP Oil Spill

Some people profited by charging BP outrageous rates for cleanup. Others profited from BP claims money, handed out in arbitrary ways. Meanwhile, others hurt by the spill ended up getting much less.

Female Foreign Correspondents' Code of Silence, Finally Broken

Lessons learned from CBS News Correspondent Lara Logan.

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