Joshua Yaffa is a journalist based in Moscow, Russia. He is a regular contributor to The New Yorker, and has written for The Economist, The New York Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, Foreign Affairs, The New Republic, and other publications. He is also a fellow at New America. For his work in Russia, he has been a finalist for a Livingston Award, a Visiting Scholar at the Harriman Institute at Columbia University, and received a grant from the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting. Prior to moving to Moscow, he worked as an associate editor at Foreign Affairs. He has also taught magazine writing at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He is originally from San Diego.