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Adam McCauley

Adam McCauley

Adam McCauley is a Canadian freelance journalist. He has travelled to more than 25 countries researching issues of international politics and security.

He is currently pursuing graduate studies at The University of Oxford's Department of Politics and International Relations (Oct. 2015).

McCauley is a former multimedia producer at The New Yorker, fellow at Al Jazeera English, writer/producer for TIME Magazine's LightBox, and served as Chief of Staff at The Governance Lab @ NYU.

McCauley is a contributing writer at Beacon. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, The New Yorker, TIME Magazine, and Al Jazeera.

‘After Years of Struggle, South Sudan Becomes a New Nation’, proclaimed a July 9, 2011 headline in The New York Times. Few headlines make such a claim nowadays. After all, the celebration of new nation is rare indeed. Yet little good news has followed. On assignment to mark the occasion, Alex Perry, a reporter with TIME Magazine found a country of discord not development. He titled his feature: ‘Born in Blood’. This month, five years after the shouts of “Freedom” from the Southern Sudanese, and discussing a young country still marred by genocide, corruption and a stubborn civil conflict, he opted for concision over candor: South Sudan is a ‘horrible disaster’, he wrote. Addressing a crowded lecture hall at the Oxford Martin School, Mr. Perry —whose award-winning …