Julia Ioffe is joining The Atlantic at the beginning of next year as a reporter covering national security, foreign policy and (U.S.) politics.
“Julia Ioffe is an indefatigable reporter, a gifted analyst, and an elegant writer and I’m so happy she’s decided to join The Atlantic,” said editor in chief Jeffrey Goldberg in a statement.
Ioffe has been a contributing writer at Politico Magazine, where she has covered the election since the spring. She also writes a column for Foreign Policy and is a contributing writer for Huffinton Post’s Highline, the publication’s longform vertical.
Following the announcement of Ioffe’s hire, Atlantic’s Marina Koren noted the burgeoning population of Russian staff members at the publication.
— Marina Koren (@marinakoren) December 6, 2016
To which Goldberg responded,
— Jeffrey Goldberg (@JeffreyGoldberg) December 6, 2016
Not only was Ioffe born in the former Soviet Union, where she spent the early part of her childhood, she was a Moscow correspondent for The New Yorker and Foreign Policy from 2009-2012.