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Ben Judah is a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Europe Center and a foreign-policy writer based in New York, with his current research focus on the foreign policy of the Biden administration, transnational kleptocracy, and Britain’s attempts to reset its diplomatic posture after Brexit.

In Washington, DC, he has worked closely with the offices of Democratic senators, including Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), in seeking to develop a global anti-money-laundering agenda as a central plank of US foreign policy.

He has been a fellow at the Hudson Institute in Washington, DC, leading research on the institute’s Kleptocracy Initiative; the European Council on Foreign Relations in London; and the European Stability Initiative in Istanbul.

He has interviewed and profiled global figures including French President Emmanuel Macron, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak, and most recently, former First Lady Melania Trump. As a journalist, he has reported on the Russo-Georgia War; unrest in Central Asia; the Arab Spring; and British, French, and American elections.

He is the author of two acclaimed books: Fragile Empire, a study of Vladimir Putin’s Russia, and This is London, a book on the British capital. In 2021, he will release his third book with Picador, an imprint of Pan Macmillan.

He has been commended as British Feature Writer of the Year at The Press Awards (formerly known as the British Press Awards), been selected as a Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe, and most recently was a finalist for the 2019 Ryszard Kapuściński Award for Literary Reportage.