Steve LeVine was a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Strategy Initiative in the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security and editor-at-large at Medium, where he attempts to ferret out the whys for the turbulence all around us. He also writes The Mobilist, a blog on the future of batteries, electric vehicles, and autonomous mobility, and is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University.

Previously, LeVine was a foreign correspondent in the former Soviet Union, Pakistan, and the Philippines, running a bureau for The Wall Street Journal, and before that, writing for The New York Times, the Financial Times and Newsweek. Before joining Medium, LeVine launched the Future newsletter at Axios and was on the launch team at Quartz, where he was a Washington correspondent.

LeVine has written three books, the most recent being The Powerhouse: America, China, and the Great Battery War. In 2007, Random House published his book The Oil and the Glory, which chronicled the struggle for fortune and power on the Caspian Sea. BusinessWeek magazine selected it as a Top ten book for the year. In 2008, Random House published Putin’s Labyrinth, a profile of Russia through the life and death of a half-dozen Russians. Both books are on numerous university reading lists.