David Trilling, formerly a journalist, has covered the effects of climate change on food security, migration, ethnic unrest, and international relations. He was the Central Asia correspondent for The Economist and has contributed to other publications, including Foreign Affairs and The Guardian. For 12 years, David held senior editorial roles at Eurasianet, a non-profit news outlet focusing on the former Soviet Union, where he led an award-winning team reporting on Russian-backed kleptocrats, Chinese investment, political upheaval, and much else. In the early 2000s, he helped build a network of community radio stations in Afghanistan. David earned a master’s degree in international affairs from Columbia University and was later a Knight-Bagehot fellow at Columbia Journalism School.