I’m Yasmeen, a London-based staff writer at The Atlantic. I cover a wide range of stories for the global section, with a focus on populism and nationalism. These days, that means I write a lot about the far right, authoritarianism, and democracies in decline. I’ve also covered a number of other topics for The Atlantic, including Brexit, vaccine nationalism, and global protest movements. You can find my story archive here.

I moved to Britain in 2017 to help start The Atlantic’s London bureau as a reporter covering British and European affairs. I was previously an editorial fellow on the news desk at the magazine’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., which I joined in the summer of 2016 after graduating from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. At USC, I studied international relations and served as the managing editor of the student newspaper of record, the Daily Trojan.

I’m a regular panelist on The Bunker, an independent political podcast about Britain and beyond. I’m also a member of the Foreign Press Association in London, for which I served as the Honorary Secretary from 2019 to 2021.

I can be found on Twitter @YasmeenSerhan and on Substack at Foreign Correspondence, a fortnightly recap of my latest work plus links to some of the best stories I’ve read.