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Raffi Khatchadourian is a staff writer at The New Yorker. His first piece for the magazine, a Profile of Adam Gadahn, an American who joined Al Qaeda, was published in 2007, under the title "Azzam the American," and was shortlisted for a National Magazine Award in profile writing. Khatchadourian was also a finalist that year for the Livingston Award for Young Journalists. A long feature that he wrote for the magazine about the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, titled "Neptune's Navy," was included in The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2008, and "The Stolen Forests," an article on worldwide illegal logging, has been reprinted in Deviant Gobalization, an anthology of essays and reportage published by Continuum. In 2010, "The Taste Makers," an article that he wrote about the flavor industry, was a finalist for a James Beard Foundation Award, and "The Kill Company," his investigation into Operation Iron Triangle, a mission conducted by the 101st Airborne Division in Iraq in 2006, was shortlisted for the Martha Gellhorn Prize. In addition to his work at The New Yorker, Khatchadourian has written for the Village Voice, The Nation, and the New York Times, among other publications. In 2005, he was a journalism fellow at the International Reporting Project, which is based at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies, in Washington, D.C.