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Courtney Brooks is a New York-based freelance news and features editor specializing in international diplomacy in sub-Saharan Africa, the United States, the Middle East, and the former Soviet bloc. She has nine years of experience as a reporter, writer, and editor, including three years as an editor at Al Jazeera America and 18 months covering the United Nations and New York for Radio Free Europe. Her work has also appeared in World Policy Journal, The Associated Press, Agence France-Presse, and The Irish Times, among others. She graduated with a degree in journalism and international affairs from Northeastern University.