JAMES KIRCHICK is a writer and foreign correspondent based in Central Europe. He is a fellow with the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. Prior to joining FDD, he was writer-at-large for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, reporting on the politics and cultures of the twenty-one 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.
For over three years, Kirchick worked at the New Republic, covering domestic politics, intelligence, and American foreign policy, and he remains a contributing editor to the magazine. He writes frequently for many periodicals including Newsweek, Commentary, Weekly Standard, American Interest, Virginia Quarterly Review, Columbia Journalism Review, Prospect, Foreign Policy, and Policy Review, among others. He has also written for the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Wall Street Journal Europe, Jerusalem Post, and Los Angeles Times. He is a monthly columnist for Haaretz and a frequent contributor to Tablet.
Kirchick has previously worked for the New York Sun, New York Daily News, and the Hill. His personal website is www.jameskirchick.com.
Follow James Kirchick on Twitter! @jkirchick