• Robert Baer, an intelligence and security analyst for CNN, is one of the most accomplished agents in CIA history. Over several decades he served everywhere from Iraq to New Delhi and was awarded the Career Intelligence Medal for his efforts.

    Baer is the author of four New York Times bestsellers. His most recent book, The Perfect Kill: 21 Laws for Assassins (2014) is a personal history of modern assassination. He also co-authored The Company We Keep (2012), which he wrote with his wife, Dayna, which tells the story of a real-life "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" saga; Sleeping with the Devil (2004), about the Saudi royal family and its relationship with the United States; See No Evil (2003), which recounts Baer's years as a top CIA operative, and The Devil We Know (2009). See No Evil was the basis for the acclaimed film Syriana, which earned George Clooney an Academy ® for his portrayal of Baer. He is considered one of the world's foremost authorities on the Middle East and frequently appears on all major news outlets.

    Baer has contributed to TIME, Vanity Fair, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post