Doug Saunders is The Globe and Mail’s international affairs columnist. He has been a writer with the newspaper since 1995, and has extensive experience as a foreign correspondent, having run the Globe’s foreign bureaus in Los Angeles and London. From 2003 until 2012, he was the paper’s London-based European bureau chief, responsible for the coverage of more than 40 countries. He has done extensive reporting in the Middle East, North Africa, the Indian Subcontinent and East Asia; from 2013 to 2015 he was the paper’s online opinion editor and creator of the online Globe Debate section. Saunders has won the National Newspaper Award, the Canadian counterpart to the Pulitzer Prize, on five occasions, including an unprecedented three consecutive awards for critical writing in 1998-2000, and awards honoring him as Canada’s best columnist in 2006 and 2013. He has won the Stanley McDowell Prize for writing, the Schelling Prize in Architectural Theory, the National Library of China Wenjin Book Award and the Donner Prize.