Journalist who has gained fame for his political analysis for The Washington Post. As a political scientist specializing in US foreign policy, his work has been published in The New York Times, Foreign Affairs, and The Guardian.
He graduated summa cum laude from Carleton College in 2008. He later gained his master's and PhD degrees from the University of Oxford.
He has appeared frequently on CNN, MSNBC, BBC, and CNBC. His third book How To Rig An Election was published by Yale University Press in 2018.
He was born and raised in Golden Valley, Minnesota.
His 2017 book The Despot's Apprentice: Donald Trump's Attack on Democracy was praised by Anne Applebaum.