Alex Perry is a contributing editor at Newsweek's international edition. He is the author of Falling Off The Edge, Lifeblood and the forthcoming The Rift, and the ebooks The Hunt for Boko Haram and Clooney's War. Prior to joining Newsweek, Perry was a correspondent for TIME. Born in Philadelphia and raised in England, Perry lived and worked for 15 years in Asia and Africa, reporting from more than 100 countries and covering more than 30 wars. He now lives in Hampshire, England.