Nate Rawlings is a writer for TIME magazine's international team. He previously wrote for the magazine’s Briefing section and about domestic government, politics and military affairs. Prior to joining the TIME staff, Nate reported for the magazine from Iraq and Afghanistan while studying in graduate school. A former Army officer, Nate served two combat tours in Iraq, as a platoon leader in 2006, and as an embedded combat advisor to the Iraqi Army in 2008-2009, both with 4th Infantry Division. Nate holds a BA in History from Princeton University, an MS from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and a MA in International Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.