I’m a Berlin-based writer who has been working in Germany and across Central and Eastern Europe since 1989. My work has appeared in the New York Times, Newsweek, The Nation, Foreign Policy, Spiegel International, and elsewhere. I’m the Europe Correspondent for the Chronicle of Higher Education and have authored several books on European politics.
I was an editor at the journal Internationale Politik at the German Council on Foreign Relations for five years and part of the postwar civilian administrations in the Balkans in the 1990s.
Here you can read my “Zero Hour: The First Days of the New Berlin” which was selected as one of the Boston Review‘s ten best articles of 2014.
I am currently working on a book about Berlin for The New Press.