Scott Shane, winner of the 2016 Lionel Gelber Prize for his book Objective Troy: A Terrorist, a President, and the Rise of the Drone, is a reporter in the Washington bureau of The New York Times, where he has covered national security since 2004. He has written on recruiting by the Islamic State; the debate over drones and targeted killing; the National Security Agency and Edward Snowden’s leaked documents; WikiLeaks and confidential State Department cables; and the Obama administration’s prosecution of leaks of classified information, including a lengthy profile of John Kiriakou, the first C.I.A. officer to be imprisoned for leaking. During the Bush administration, he wrote widely on the debate over torture and his 2007 articles on interrogation, written with colleagues, were a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Previously, he was a reporter for The Baltimore Sun and its Moscow correspondent from 1988 to 1991. The Los Angeles Times described Dismantling Utopia: How Information Ended the Soviet Union, his book on the Soviet collapse, as “one of the essential works on the fall of the Soviet Union.” His series on a public health project in Nepal won the nation’s top science-writing award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2001.