- By Joshua Keating
Joshua Keating is associate editor at Foreign Policy and the editor of the Passport blog. He has worked as a researcher, editorial assistant, and deputy Web editor since joining the FP staff in 2007. In addition to being featured in Foreign Policy, his writing has been published by the Washington Post, Newsweek International, Radio Prague, the Center for Defense Information, and Romania's Adevarul newspaper. He has appeared as a commentator on CNN International, C-Span, ABC News, Al Jazeera, NPR, BBC radio, and others. A native of Brooklyn, New York, he studied comparative politics at Oberlin College.
Earlier this year we ran a piece by Julia Ioffe on some of the eccentrics and entertainers elected to Russia’s Duma under the front-page headline "Send in the Clowns." Now I feel like we may have used that one too early:
The exam was held on Thursday and apparently Tiririca both "read and wrote" during it, though it’s not yet clear if he was proficient enough to hold office.