- By Blake Hounshell
Blake Hounshell is managing editor at Foreign Policy, having formerly been Web editor. Hounshell oversees ForeignPolicy.com and has commissioned and edited numerous cover stories for the print magazine, including National Magazine Award finalist "Why Do They Hate Us?" by Mona Eltahawy. He also edits The Cable, FP's first foray into daily original reporting, and was editor of Colum Lynch's Turtle Bay, which in 2011 won a National Magazine award for best reporting in a digital format.
Blake joined Foreign Policy in 2006 after living in Cairo, where he studied Arabic, missed his Steelers finally win one for the thumb, and worked for the Ibn Khaldun Center for Development Studies. Blake was a 2011 finalist for the Livingston Awards prize for young journalists for his reporting on the Arab uprisings, and his Twitter feed was named one of Time magazine's "140 Best Twitter Feeds of 2011." Under his leadership, in 2008, Passport, FP's flagship blog, won Media Industry Newsletter's "Best of the Web" award in the blog category. Along with Elizabeth Dickinson, he edited Southern Tiger: Chile's Fight for a Democratic and Prosperous Future, the memoirs of former Chilean president Ricardo Lagos, published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2012.
A graduate of Yale University, Blake speaks mangled Arabic and French, is an avid runner, and lives in Washington with his wife, musician Sandy Choi, and their toddler, David. Follow him on Twitter @blakehounshell.
In each issue of FOREIGN POLICY, we test our readers with a grueling examination that tends to flummox even the most careful observers of world events.
Below is the FP Quiz from our latest issue, July/August 2007, which just hit newsstands today. Answer all eight question correctly, and we’ll award you a free subscription to … FP Passport. Enjoy.
- Which country sends the most students to study in the United States?
- South Korea
- What percentage of U.N. peacekeepers are women?
- Citizens of which country consume the most bottled water per capita?
- United Arab Emirates
- How many nations have monarchs as head of state?
- What percentage of e-mails sent each day are spam?
- How many countries allow dual citizenship in some form?
- On average, how many pirate attacks occur around the world each week?
- What percentage of the world’s 6,000 languages are spoken in the Asia-Pacific?
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