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Ben Judah is a British journalist and the author of This Is London, Fragile Empire and This is Europe.

As a journalist, Ben Judah has written for a wide range of publications, including the New York Times, The American Interest, the Evening Standard and the Financial Times.

He is the author of Fragile Empire, a study of Putin’s Russia, which was published by Yale University Press in 2013. His second book, This is London, was published by Picador ni 2016 and was longlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize. It painted a portrait of contemporary London showing the reality of its growing migrant population. His 2023 book This is Europe examines what it means to be European – and looks into the people who make up the diverse European continent.

In 2015, he was named Feature Writer of the Year at the British Press Awards and in 2016, his name appeared on the Forbes 30 under 40 Europe List.

Ben Judah’s This is Europe: The Way We Live Now

Ben Judah’s This is London: Life and Death in the World City

Ben Judah’s Fragile Empire: How Russia Fell In and Out of Love with Vladimir Putin

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