I'm an award-winning journalist reporting on foreign policy and international affairs for Newsweek. I previously worked as a reporter for the Phnom Penh Post in Cambodia, and as a reporting fellow for the Christian Science Monitor in Washington D.C. I was also a contributing editor for United Explanations, a multi-lingual online publication that covers international affairs.
I frequently write about foreign policy, international affairs, national security, and politics.
I am especially interested in explaining complex subjects – including disinformation campaigns, corruption, money laundering, and foreign influence on politics – for a general audience. I never pass up the opportunity to tell a good story, and I always strive to cover underreported issues, events, places, and communities.
My work has appeared in the Christian Science Monitor, Foreign Policy, the Washington Post, the Huffington Post, Pacific Standard, Roads and Kingdoms, the Institute for War and Peace Reporting, the Diplomat, News Deeply, VICE, Mic.com, and World Politics Review, among others.
A graduate of the University College London’s School of Slavonic and East European studies, I enjoy black coffee, German philosophy, and cross-country train travel. Besides the United States, I've lived in Central America, Central Asia, Western Europe, the Balkans, the Caucasus, Southeast Asia, and the United Kingdom. I speak English, Spanish, and Serbo-Croatian, and I’m always working to improve my Russian language skills.
Feel free to reach out with story ideas, assignments, media requests, or just to have a chat. You can also see some pictures from my work and travels in the slideshow below, or check out my fortnightly newsletter with updates on my life and work.