thomas_fullerThomas Fuller is the San Francisco bureau chief of The New York Times. He has spent the past two decades in postings abroad, covering the Asian financial crisis of 1997, the expansion of the European Union, rioting in French cities, the Iraq War, two military coups in Thailand, the demise of dictatorship in Myanmar, the Arab Spring, last year’s earthquake in Nepal and the legacy of war in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. He began his career as a clerk in the Paris newsroom of the International Herald Tribune.