Atlantic Sentinel

Founder and Chief Editor

Atlantic Sentinel

Nov 2009 — Present

Helping American readers understand European politics and vice versa. Writing, editing and commissioning stories. Leading branding, marketing and social-media efforts.

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Op-Ed Contributor


Mar 2017 — Present

Writing columns about Dutch and Spanish politics.

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Founder and Chief Editor

Never Was Magazine

Jan 2008 — Present

Managing a small team of writers at this online alternate-history magazine.

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Political Risk Consultant


Oct 2017 — May 2018

Daily political-risk assessments for France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom.

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Community Manager

School of International Futures

Apr 2017 — Sep 2017

Led an online interactive research project about political trends in Latin America, including platform customization, recruitment and user supervision.


Project Manager


Jan 2014 — Feb 2017

Developed and led complex interactive scenario-building, policy formulation and red-teaming exercises as well as intelligence monitoring activities and wargames for Deloitte, EY, Grant Thornton, USAFRICOM, and others. Managed hundreds of experts around the world, oversaw the production of 39 reports and edited Wikistrat’s blog.

The Prague Post

Europe Correspondent

The Prague Post

Jan 2013 — Jul 2013

Weekly columns about Central and Western European politics.

De Dagelijkse Standaard

News Editor

De Dagelijkse Standaard

Oct 2011 — Jul 2014

Daily coverage of Dutch politics and foreign affairs.


Leiden University

Leiden University

MPhil History of European Expansion and Globalization

2009 — 2011

Leiden University

Leiden University

BA History

2006 — 2009