Clayton Swisher

Clayton Swisher is a Doha-based reporter and Director of Investigative Journalism for Al Jazeera Media Network. 

In 2011, sources provided Swisher with The Palestine Papers, a trove more than 1,600 confidential records charting the Arab-Israeli peace negotiations for over a decade.

A year later, he delivered What Killed Arafat?, earning the CINE Golden Eagle and nominations for RTS, BAFTA, and Monte Carlo Film Festival.

Swisher has also reported in Pakistan's Bin Laden Dossier, Killing Arafat, Egypt’s Lost Power, and most recently, The Spy Cables.

He is the author of two scholarly books on the Arab-Israeli conflict: The Truth About Camp David (New York: Nation Books, 2004) and The Palestine Papers: The End of the Road? (London: Hesperus Press, 2011).


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United Kingdom

'Mabrook' to PA President Abbas' son Tareq

Youngest son of the Palestinian president is a baller, and it appears he wants you to know it.


Exclusive: UK under pressure over Kenya kidnapping

Secret MI6 document suggests British government failed to communicate a threat and later ignored an unjust conviction.


Is Yemen's new al-Qaeda leader compromised?

Al Jazeera's recent investigation provides insights about possible double-role Qassim al-Raymi played within AQAP.

War & Conflict

Circle of deceit: Hani Mujahid's path to Al Jazeera

How a former al-Qaeda fighter turned informer for Yemen's government, only to conclude it was duping Washington.

Spy Cables

Spy Cables: Mossad's questionable questions about Morsi

Analysis: Israel's spies sought detailed information on Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood - to what end?

Spy Cables

Spy Cables: Abbas and Israel ally against 2009 UN probe

Analysis: Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas colluded with Israel to prevent war crimes charges, according to new leaks.

Middle East

Opening Yasser Arafat's tomb

As scientists, judges and investigators gather in Ramallah, a big surprise is how the PA embraced the probe.

Middle East

The one question I would have asked Suleiman

Was there anything in the medical report requested in 2004 on Arafat's declining health that was surprising?

Middle East

Revisiting Arafat's last days

The Kennedy assassination, the Hariri assassination - they were followed by long investigation.


Al Jazeera's truth to power

Al Jazeera cleared by Ofcam of accusations lodged against it by former Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat.

Middle East

My essential WikiReader

WikiLeaks may have missed summer reading lists, but I'm pretty sure there is enough material in the more than 250,000 cables to last everyone well into next year.

United States

Getting to the bottom of Weinergate

The New York congressman finds himself at the center of a Twitter controversy involving a lewd photo.