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. In practice, this means I write a lot about the far right, authoritarianism, and democracies in decline. I’ve also reported on Brexit, vaccine nationalism, and global protest movements. You can find my full story archive here.
I moved to Britain in 2017 to help launch The Atlantic’s London bureau as a reporter covering Britain and Europe. Before that, I was an editorial fellow on The Atlantic’s news desk in Washington, D.C., which I joined in 2016 after graduating from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. I studied international relations at USC and served as the managing editor of the university’s student newspaper of record, the Daily Trojan.
I’m a regular panelist on The Bunker, an independent politics 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.