Aryn Baker is the Middle East Bureau Chief for TIME, a role in which she covers politics, society, the military and the regional war on terror. She also covers both Pakistan and Afghanistan, for which she was Bureau Chief from 2008 to 2010. Before moving permanently to the region, Baker was an associate editor of TIME Asia, based in Hong Kong. In August 2010, Baker’s story about Bibi Aisha, a young Afghan woman whose nose had been cut off on Taliban orders, ignited a national and international discussion about women’s rights, the Taliban and whether or not the U.S. should stay in the country.
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