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Tim Judah

The Balkans correspondent of The Economist

Tim Judah is a journalist and author and covers the Balkans and other regions as a correspondent for The Economist. 

He has worked for many major publications and broadcasters, notably writing wartime reportage from Afghanistan to Ukraine for the New York Review of Books. He is the author of three books on the Balkans—The Serbs: History, Myth and the Destruction of Yugoslavia; Kosovo: War & Revenge and Kosovo: What Everyone Needs to Know—and published a book on the conflict in Ukraine - In Wartime: Stories from Ukraine in 2016. 

From 1990 to 1991, Judah lived in Bucharest and covered the aftermath of communism in Romania and Bulgaria for The Times and The Economist. After that, he moved to Belgrade for both publications in order to cover the war in Yugoslavia. He moved back to London in 1995 but continues to travel to the region frequently. 

He is the president of the boards of the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) and of the Kosovar Stability Initiative (IKS). 

In 2018-19 he was a fellow of the Europe's Futures programme of the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna.

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