The Atlantic Adds Julia Ioffe to Cover Politics and Foreign Policy

She starts in the new year.

Julia Ioffe is joining The Atlantic at the beginning of next year as a reporter covering national security, foreign policy and (U.S.) politics.

“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,” said editor in chief Jeffrey Goldberg in a statement.

Ioffe has been a contributing writer at Politico Magazine, where she has covered the election since the spring. She also writes a column for Foreign Policy and is a contributing writer for Huffinton Post’s Highline, the publication’s longform vertical.

Following the announcement of Ioffe’s hire, Atlantic’s Marina Koren noted the burgeoning population of Russian staff members at the publication.

To which Goldberg responded,

Not only was Ioffe born in the former Soviet Union, where she spent the early part of her childhood, she was a Moscow correspondent for The New Yorker and Foreign Policy from 2009-2012.