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David Trilling

Photo of David Trilling (by Duncan Hsu)
Twitter: @dtrilling
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Staff writer David Trilling came to the project in 2016 from Columbia Business School, where he was a Knight-Bagehot Fellow. David worked for 10 years in the former Soviet Union and Middle East, most recently as The Economist‘s Central Asia correspondent and as an editor at He has written for Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The NationThe Guardian and other publications. His photographs have appeared in dozens of periodicals and can be viewed on his website: