Ben Judah was born in London, spent his childhood in Romania and Yugoslavia, and started his career with Reuters in Moscow. He has worked for the European Council on Foreign Relations and has been a visiting fellow at the European Stability Initiative in Istanbul; he is also a contributor to the New York Times, the Financial Times and the Sunday Times. He published his first book, a study of Vladimir Putin’s Russia, Fragile Empire, in 2013, and This Is London – exploring the lives of the more than one-third of Londoners who were not born in Britain – in 2016.