James Kirchick

James Kirchick is a Contributing Editor at The Tower Magazine and a fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. As a journalist and foreign correspondent based in Berlin, he has reported from Southern and North Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia, Eastern Europe and the Caucuses. For over three years, Kirchick worked at The New Republic, covering domestic politics, lobbying, intelligence, and American foreign policy. Following The New Republic, he was writer-at-large for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, writing about the politics and cultures of the 21 countries in RFE/RL’s broadcast region. Among the stories he covered were the fraudulent 2010 presidential election in Belarus, ethnic cleansing in Kyrgyzstan, and the Libyan Civil War. Kirchick’s writing has appeared in The Weekly StandardThe American InterestThe Virginia Quarterly ReviewProspectThe Washington PostThe Wall Street JournalWorld Affairs andThe Los Angeles Times. He is a columnist for Ha’aretz and the New York Daily News, and writes the “Continental Drift” column on Europe for Tablet. His writing has also been published in Canada’s National Post, the Czech Republic’s Lidove Noviny and The Australian.

Articles by James Kirchick

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Once a secular, modernizing country, Turkey's ruthless assault on journalists raises serious doubts about its future. JAMES KIRCHICK takes a