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Reporting on European politics & populism

The New York Times

“A Refugee Who Fought Back Against the Hard Right”, April 2021

“Germany Is Treating A Major Party as a Threat To Its Democracy”, February 2021

“Is the World’s Most Powerful Woman Finally a Feminist?”, January 2019

The Atlantic

“How to Discuss the Far Right Without Empowering It”, August 2018

“The Small-Town Disputes That Fuel Germany’s Far Right”, September 2019

“Austria’s Election Shows That the Far Right’s Floor is Rising”, September 2019

“How the Far Right Weaponized Europe’s Interior Ministries to Block Refugees”, March 2019

“An Election in Poland’s Capital Could Shape the Future of Populism”, October 2018

“Germany’s Summer of Identity Crisis”, September 2018

“Europe Needs Swedish Social Democracy to Thrive”, September 2018

“Cambodia Eviscerates Its Free Press — And the Whole Region Suffers”, July 2018

“Can Hungary Defeat A Budding Strongman?”, April 2018

“How Italy’s Five-Star Movement Is Winning The Youth Vote”, March 2018

“Fear and Loathing in the Bundestag”, February 2018

“A New Right-Wing Movement Rises in Austria”, October 2017

“Can a French Political Upstart Ride Obama’s Strategy to Victory?”, April 2017

Foreign Policy

“East Germany Is Still A Country of Its Own”, July 2021

“Germany’s Post-Pacifist Generation is Nearing Power”, May 2021

“Inside Germany’s Successful and Broken Integration Experiment”, October 2020

“Viktor Orban Has Declared War On Mayors”, July 2020

“Coronavirus Has Paralyzed Europe’s Far Right”, April 2020

“Matteo Salvini’s Selfie Politics”, November 2018

“Duterte vs. God”, July 2018

“How Far Will Bavaria’s Conservatives Go to Fend Off the Far-Right?”, June 2018

“How Hungary’s Far-Right Extremists Became Warm and Fuzzy”, April 2018

“Marine Le Pen’s National Front Might Be Starting to Crack”, April 2017

Politico Europe

“Robert Habeck: German Greens’ almost-candidate”, July 2021

“German floods test chancellor candidate Laschet”, July 2021

“The rise and fall of Heinz-Christian Strache, Austria’s far-right firebrand”, July 2021

“Meet Amy Gutmann: The political philosopher Biden may tap as German ambassador”, July 2021

“Europe seeks ways to mourn victims of a pandemic still rampant”, May 2021

“This old house: Austria torn over what to do with Hitler’s birthplace”, September 2020

“Austria’s most iconic tourist down doesn’t miss the tour buses”, August 2020

“Austrian plan to drop smoking ban ignites opposition to far right”, March 2018

Slate

“Germany’s Far Right is Only Getting More Radical”, April 2021

“How Illiberal Governments in Hungary and Poland are Learning From Each Other”, March 2021

“Germany’s Misinformation Pandemic”, January 2021

“Europe’s Far Right Hasn’t Given Up On Trump Yet”, November 2020

“University in Exile”, October 2020

The Associated Press

“Germans divided over restrictions for the unvaccinated”, July 2021

“Survivors recall escape, ponder future after Europe’s floods”, July 2021

“Protests as Austria grapples with violence against women”, June 2021

CNN Opinion

“Germany’s far right shows its true strength: Feeding political chaos”, February 2020

“What Poland’s ‘ghost election’ can teach us about pandemic-era democracy”, May 2020

Der Tagesspiegel

Die Rechtsextremen könnten Orbans Triumph verhindern (Right-wing extremists could hinder Orbán’s triumph), April 2018

“Italiener zuerst” (Italians first), March 2018

Other news outlets

“How the Greens go mainstream”: Tortoise Media, July 2021

“Can Citizens’ Assemblies Reset Democracy?”: OZY, July 2021

“Angela Merkel defended democracy against populism. She also fueled its rise”: NBC News, 2018

“Will anti-immigration party’s rise pull Germany to the right?”CBS News, 2016

“Washington Wisdom: SPD Adopts Obama’s Door-to-Door Campaign”Spiegel Online International, 2013

“Swedish far right is on the rise in national elections”The Los Angeles Times, 2018

U.S. political reporting

“In California, Bill Clinton defends his record to protesters”CBS News, June 7, 2016

“Could strange ballot rules hurt Bernie Sanders’ chances in California?”CBS News, June 3, 2016

“Donald Trump’s challenge: Being ‘presidential’ while being himself”CBS News, April 25, 2016

“Bernie Sanders Woos A Skeptical Audience At Liberty University”National Journal, Sept. 14, 2015

“How Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Is Making Its Play For Native American Support”National Journal, Aug. 26, 2015

“Clinton’s 2016 Gender Play”National Journal, Feb. 24, 2015

“When A Clinton Ally Isn’t An Ally At All”National Journal, Feb. 18, 2015

“This Is Not The Arkansas Mark Pryor Once Knew”National Journal, Oct. 15, 2014

“Will This New Hampshire District Signal A Wave?”National Journal, Sept. 29, 2014

“Why is Elizabeth Warren campaigning in red states?”National Journal/The Atlantic, July 15, 2014

“A war for women’s votes in Pennsylvania governor’s race”POLITICO, May 4, 2014

“Two governors thrive where GOP struggles”POLITICO, July 29, 2013

“Pat Toomey’s gun control moment”POLITICO, April 10, 2013

Magazine writing

“The Sarah Huckabee Sanders of the Philippines”Politico Magazine, August 2018

“He Does Not Understand What the Role of An Ambassador Should Be”Politico Magazine, June 2018

“Carly Fiorina: The GOP’s Anti-Hillary”National Journal Magazine, March 2015

“Close Quarters”National Journal Magazine, February 2015

“Hillary Clinton’s Top Twitter Fan”National Journal Magazine, June 2015

“Clinton’s Aides Moonlight As Models”National Journal Magazine, July 2015

“Very Special Interests”National Journal Magazine, October 2015