The Atlantic Hires Journalist Julia Ioffe

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Julia Ioffe, one of the stars of the 2016 presidential election, was hired on Tuesday by The Atlantic magazine to cover national security, foreign policy, and politics as the U.S. enters a new era of the unknown with the upcoming inauguration of Donald Trump as president.

Ioffe covered the 2016 election for Politico Magazine, standing tall in the face of anti-Semitic abuse leveled against her from Trump fans after publishing what was perceived as a negative profile about Melania Trump for GQ magazine.

Ioffe, born in Moscow, previously worked for The New Republic, where she wrote about foreign affairs and Russian politics. She also wrote features and columns for Foreign Policy. The New Yorker, the New York Times and the Huffington Post.

“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,” Jeffrey Goldberg, the publication’s new editor in chief, said in a statement. “The addition of Julia to our already growing politics and foreign affairs teams is a cause for celebration. Our readers will benefit greatly from her work.”


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