Gayle is the New York Times best-selling author of two books about the post-9/11 wars, The Dressmaker of Khair Khana and Ashley’s War, and an adjunct fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. She began writing about entrepreneurship in conflict and post-conflict zones while studying for her MBA at Harvard following a decade covering politics at the ABC News Political Unit. This work from Afghanistan, Rwanda, Liberia, Bosnia and beyond, which earned her the 2006 Dean’s Award, has been published by the World Bank, Harvard Business School, the Financial Times, Harvard Business Review and CNN, among others. Gayle is a frequent speaker on national security topics, including at the Aspen Security Forum, Clinton Global Initiative, and TED forums, and has given talks at West Point, the Naval Academy, and the National Infantry Museum. From 2006 to 2010 she served as a vice president at the global investment firm PIMCO, where she led public policy analysis during the global financial crisis. A Fulbright Scholar and Robert Bosch Fellow, she is conversant in Spanish, German, French and Farsi. Gayle is currently working on her next book, this for Penguin Press, on the situation in northeastern Syria.