New Statesman appoints Emily Tamkin as US editor

Tamkin will be based in Washington, DC, from where she will write a weekly column on American affairs.

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We are delighted to announce that Emily Tamkin is joining the New Statesman in April as our new US editor. She will be based in Washington, DC, from where she will write a weekly column on American affairs, as well as online pieces and long-form journalism on American politics, society and foreign policy. Reporting to Jeremy Cliffe, our international editor, Emily will play a major role in the New Statesman’s ongoing global expansion. 

Currently an international affairs fellow for the Council on Foreign Relations in Delhi, Emily previously worked in Washington, DC, as an international writer for Foreign Policy, BuzzFeed and the Washington Post and has also written for the Economist, Slate and the New Republic. She studied at Columbia, Bremen and Oxford universities, specialising in Russian and eastern European affairs, and speaks Russian as well as some German, French and Georgian. Her book on George Soros, The Influence of Soros, is published by HarperCollins in July.

Jason Cowley, editor-in-chief of the New Statesman, said: “Emily is a terrific journalist. Her arrival, following that of Jeremy Cliffe, is part of our international expansion and commitment to publishing the finest and most incisive journalism about the defining political, geopolitical and cultural issues of our times.”

Emily Tamkin said: "As an avid reader of the publication, I was excited to learn about the New Statesman's international expansion. As a journalist, I am even more excited to be a part of it. I look forward to being part of a team I have so admired for so long.”

For more press information or interview requests, please contact Emily Bootle: emily.bootle@newstatesman.co.uk

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