I’m an editor at The Washington Monthly. Previously, as a freelance reporter in the Middle East and the Caucasus, I wrote for the Los Angeles Times, The Atlantic, The New Republic, Foreign Policy online, New York Times’ Latitude Blog, and other publications.
I lived in Yemen and reported from a half-dozen countries in the Middle East on and off from 2009 to 2012, thanks in part to a grant from the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting and the Overseas Press Club Fellowship. Before and after those forays, I was based in Tbilisi, Georgia, where I explored the lovely region in my lovely green Lada Niva. (“Should you have the means, I highly recommend picking one up.”)
I studied philosophy and history at Yale and journalism and international affairs at Columbia. I’m a Canadian-Californian and now live in Mt. P, D.C.
(The photo above is from the mountains near Kazbegi, Georgia, courtesy of the multi-talented Paul Stephens.)