I’m a political correspondent at TIME. Previously, I was an editor at the wonderful Washington Monthly, where I wrote about policy and regulation and Medicare prices and Dodd-Frank and all kinds of other stuff. 

Before that, I was a freelance reporter in the Middle East and the Caucasus, writing mostly for the Los Angeles Times, and also for 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. I started my career as a resident reporter at The Seattle Times.

I studied philosophy and history at Yale and journalism and politics at Columbia, and now live in DC.

(The photo above is from the mountains near Kazbegi, Georgia, courtesy of the multi-talented Paul Stephens.)