Luke Johnson

Luke Johnson is a freelance reporter living in Berlin. He frequently writes about Eastern Europe, and has reported extensively from Ukraine, Poland, and Russia.

He writes a weekly newsletter, Public Sphere, for people trying to understand the crisis of democracy in the United States and abroad. He has written for The New Republic, Fortune, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, Medium, The Parliament Magazine, Al-Jazeera America, and other outlets. He writes a regular column for Internationale Politik Quarterly, published by the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP), and also has been the site’s social media editor.

In May 2018, he finished an M.A. in Global Affairs at the Jackson School at Yale University. He was the Managing Editor for Articles at the Yale Journal of International Affairs.

Prior to Yale, he worked in Washington as a Politics Reporter and Associate Editor at HuffPost, covering Congress, campaigns, and elections. He also worked for Radio Free Europe as a correspondent, and for the American Independent News Network as a reporter.

He has appeared on MSNBC and BBC Radio, and given interviews to media outlets in Ukraine and Poland about U.S. politics. He speaks fluent Russian and some German. He has been certified in Hostile Environment Awareness Training (H.E.A.T).