Jason Motlagh is a freelance journalist currently based in Washington, D.C. He has covered conflicts in Asia and Africa, including recent stints in Iraq and Afghanistan. Before taking a job as a desk editor at United Press International last year, Jason reported from West Africa for the Washington Times, Christian Science Monitor, San Francisco Chronicle, Scotsman, and Globe and Mail. He also filed stories during the Haitian elections for UPI. Jason is a regular contributor to Asia Times Online and other magazine publications, and plans to relocate to India this summer to cover the region.