Work

Since joining The Atlantic‘s London bureau in 2017, I’ve reported on British and European politics, transatlantic affairs, populism, and nationalism. I was previously an assistant editor and editorial fellow at The Atlantic in Washington, D.C. You can find my author page and latest clips here.

In addition to my work at The Atlantic, I’m a regular panelist on The Bunker, an independent political podcast about Britain and beyond.

I’m the sole American committee member of the Foreign Press Association in London, where I currently serve as Honorary Secretary.

Prior to joining The Atlantic, I was a writer, columnist, and editor at the Daily Trojan, the student newspaper of record at the University of Southern California, where I studied international relations and French. During that time, my work also appeared in the Jewish Journal and +972Magazine. My piece for +972 was the fourth most-read post of 2014.

My newsletter, Foreign Correspondence, provides a fortnightly recap of my latest writing, as well as links to the best things I’ve read. I also tweet @YasmeenSerhan.

Selected clips:

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Saving Uighur Culture From Genocide

China’s repression of the Uighurs in Xinjiang has forced those in the diaspora to protect their identity from afar.

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Populism Is Meaningless

By reducing the term to a political pejorative, we risk rendering it worthless.

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Should Britain Abolish Private Schools?

After the country elected its 20th Etonian prime minister, some are questioning whether its education system is the solution to the country’s stagnant social mobility—or the problem.

https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2019/09/jeremy-corbyn-britain-foreign-policy/598564/Jeremy Corbyn’s Britain Would Reshape Western Alliances

The Labour Party leader could be the country’s next prime minister, and could well redefine its role in the world.

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Britain’s Broken Parliament

The Palace of Westminster is in a state of disrepair. Is this an opportunity to completely reimagine how politics should look?

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The Very British Tradition of ‘Verbal Cartooning’

A centuries-old British newspaper tradition continues to find humor in the politically mundane and provide commentary in the era of Brexit.

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