C. J. Chivers contributes to the Foreign and Investigative desks of The New York Times. He served as Moscow correspondent from June 2004 through mid-2008.
Two of his stories in The Times from Afghanistan were cited in the award of the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 2002. He was also part of The Times's team that was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting in 2009, for coverage of Afghanistan and Pakistan.
His book of history and conflict, "The Gun: The AK-47 and the Evolution of War" will be published by Simon & Schuster in the fall.