Recent stories

“A Generation of Germans Considers Life After Merkel”: World Politics Review, March 2021

“The Budapest-Warsaw Express: How illiberal governments in Hungary and Poland are learning from each other”: Slate, March 2021

“Germany Is Treating A Major Party as a Threat To Its Democracy”: The New York Times, February 2021

“Germany’s Misinformation Pandemic”: Slate, January 2021

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

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

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

Reporting on European politics & populism



“Is the World’s Most Powerful Woman Finally a Feminist?”: The New York Times, 2019

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

“Coronavirus Has Paralyzed Europe’s Far Right”: Foreign Policy, 2020

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

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

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


“Germany’s Summer of Identity Crisis”The Atlantic, 2018

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

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

“Fear and Loathing in the Bundestag”The Atlantic, 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


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

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


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

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

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

“Austrian plan to drop smoking ban ignites opposition to far right”: Politico Europe, 2018

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



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

“Europe Needs Swedish Social Democracy to Thrive”The Atlantic, 2018


“Viktor Orban Has Declared War On Mayors”: Foreign Policy, 2020

“Can Hungary Defeat A Budding Strongman?”The Atlantic, 2018

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


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


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

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


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

“Matteo Salvini’s Selfie Politics”Foreign Policy, 2018

“Italiener zuerst” (Italians first): Der Tagesspiegel, 2018



“Duterte vs. God”Foreign Policy, 2018

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


“Cambodia Eviscerates Its Free Press — And the Whole Region Suffers”The Atlantic, 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

“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