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Reporting on international politics & elections



“Is the World’s Most Powerful Woman Finally a Feminist?”: The New York Times Opinion section, Jan. 30, 2019

“How to Discuss the Far Right Without Empowering It”The Atlantic, August 14, 2018

“A Slow, Somber End to the Merkel Era”The Atlantic, Oct. 29, 2018

“Angela Merkel defended democracy against populism. She also fueled its rise”: NBC News, Nov. 1, 2018

“Germany’s Summer of Identity Crisis”The Atlantic, Sept. 20, 2018

“How Far Will Bavaria’s Conservatives Go to Fend Off the Far-Right?”Foreign Policy, June 15, 2018

“He Does Not Understand What the Role of An Ambassador Should Be”Politico Magazine, June 25, 2018


“Fear and Loathing in the Bundestag”The Atlantic, Feb. 5, 2018

“In heartland, German Social Democrats reject new deal with Merkel”Politico Europe, Jan. 19, 2018

“Refugee question threatens German coalition talks”Politico Europe, Nov. 6, 2017

“Germany’s Right-Wing Populists Are Importing U.S.-Style Campaign Tactics”The Atlantic, Sept. 29, 2017

“Will anti-immigration party’s rise pull Germany to the right?”CBS News, Dec. 8, 2016

“Washington Wisdom: SPD Adopts Obama’s Door-to-Door Campaign”Spiegel Online International, Sept. 13, 2013



“Macron’s Upstarts Have Become the Establishment”The Atlantic, May 16, 2018

“Marine Le Pen’s National Front Might Be Starting to Crack”Foreign Policy, April 30, 2017

“In France, giving votes to the vote-less”Politico Europe, April 22, 2017

“Can a French Political Upstart Ride Obama’s Strategy to Victory?”The Atlantic, April 21, 2017


“Marine Le Pen’s real victory”The Atlantic, May 7, 2017


“How One ‘Political Wunderkind’ Is Outmaneuvering the Far Right”The Atlantic, Oct. 16, 2018

“Austrian plan to drop smoking ban ignites opposition to far right”: Politico Europe, March 12, 2018

“A New Right-Wing Movement Rises in Austria”The Atlantic, Oct. 16, 2017

“Austria rejects far-right party in bellwether presidential election”CBS News, Dec. 4, 2016

“Energized by Donald Trump’s election, Austria’s far-right party hopes for win”CBS News, Dec. 3, 2016



“Is Sweden Ungovernable?”Foreign Policy, Oct. 10, 2018

“Swedish far right is on the rise in national elections”The Los Angeles Times, Sept. 9, 2018

“Europe Needs Swedish Social Democracy to Thrive”The Atlantic, Sept. 10, 2018

“Sweden’s Far Right Has Won the War of Ideas”Foreign Policy, Sept. 10, 2018


“Can Hungary Defeat A Budding Strongman?”The Atlantic, April 6, 2018

“How Hungary’s Far-Right Extremists Became Warm and Fuzzy”Foreign Policy, April 6, 2018


Die Rechtsextremen könnten Orbans Triumph verhindern (Right-wing extremists could hinder Orbán’s triumph): Der Tagesspiegel, April 6, 2018


“An Election in Poland’s Capital Could Shape the Future of Populism”The Atlantic, Oct. 21, 2018


“How Italy’s Five-Star Movement Is Winning The Youth Vote”The Atlantic, March 2, 2018

“Matteo Salvini’s Selfie Politics”Foreign Policy, Nov. 16, 2018

“Italiener zuerst” (Italians first): Der Tagesspiegel, March 2, 2018



“What Right-Wing Populists Look Like in Norway”The Atlantic, Sept. 12, 2017


“The Czech Republic’s Fake News Problem”The Atlantic, Oct. 21, 2017


“Duterte vs. God”Foreign Policy, July 15, 2018

“The Sarah Huckabee Sanders of the Philippines”Politico Magazine, August 18, 2018

“Can Philippine Vice President Robredo challenge Duterte?”Deutsche Welle (English), July 24, 2018



“Cambodia Eviscerates Its Free Press — And the Whole Region Suffers”The Atlantic, July 28, 2018


“How Ex-Strongman Mahathir Became Malaysia’s Great Democratic Hope”World Politics Review, July 25, 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

“Bobby Jindal governing like it’s 2016”POLITICO, Jan. 17, 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