The Berlin Wall was built to keep East Germans from seeking a freer, better life in the West. It fell 28 years later when the flow of refugees became too strong to stem.
No wall can save Europe in a globalized world. A commitment to liberty and humanity will.
Based in Berlin and Moscow, I’ve reported from the rubble of the Soviet empire since 1996. I’ve written for Slate, BuzzFeed, nytimes.com, Bloomberg News, The Moscow Times and The Christian Science Monitor. I’m particularly interested in developing new journalism platforms.