Joshua Keating is a staff writer and editor at Slate focusing on international news, U.S. foreign policy, and the intersection of politics and social science. His first book, Invisible Countries, an exploration of border changes, the creation of new countries, and the future of the world map, was published by Yale University Press in 2018. Before coming to Slate, he was an editor and writer for six years at Foreign Policy. He has reported from countries including Iraq, Somalia, Russia, China, and Haiti. His work has also been published by the New York Times, Washington PostLos Angeles Times, Guardian, PoliticoSmithsonian Magazine, and Roads & Kingdoms, and he has been featured as a commentator on international affairs on CNN, MSNBC, NPR, the BBC, and Al-Jazeera.  A native of New York City and a graduate of Oberlin College, he now lives in Washington, DC.