In 2006, he was named a Pulitzer finalist for international reporting for his coverage of terrorism and Muslim communities in Europe. He won the German Marshall Fund's senior award for excellence in European reporting the same year. He was part of a team whose coverage of al-Qaida received an award from the Overseas Press Club and finalist honors for Harvard University's Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting in 2002. ... He is the author of Twilight on the Line: Underworlds and Politics at the U.S.-Mexico Border[.]Another Times security reporter, Josh Meyer, just announced his departure, which leaves a gap on the Times' Washington desk.