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Jim Krane
Country:United States
Biography:Jim Krane is the author of the recent book "City of Gold: Dubai and the Dream of Capitalism," published in the UK as "Dubai: The Story of the World's Fastest City." He is a longtime journalist who reported from the Middle East and beyond as the Associated Press' Dubai-based Gulf correspondent from 2005-2007. In Dubai, he covered the economic boom and developments that have transformed the Emirate into one of the world's most dynamic and globalized cities. He traveled and reported extensively in the GCC states as well as Iraq, Iran and Afghanistan. Prior to moving to Dubai, Jim spent more than a year in Iraq, covering the war and related events for AP. Previously, Jim was an AP Business writer in New York, covering technology news.Jim also reported for US newspapers including The Star-Ledger (New Jersey); The News-Tribune (New Jersey); The Laredo Morning Times (Texas);, a now defunct criminal justice news service; and Newhouse Newspapers online operations. He is the winner of several journalism awards, including the 2003 AP Managing Editors Deadline Reporting Award, received for coverage of Saddam Hussein's capture in Iraq. Jim Krane has a master's in International Affairs from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs, and a bachelor's in International Studies from the City College of New York. He was a Visiting Fellow at the Dubai School of Government during 2007-08, and is currently researching Gulf energy issues at the University of Cambridge's Judge Business School.