Team

Justin Burke

Publisher & Executive Director
Justin founded Eurasianet in 1999 and served as managing editor until late 2017. He was a Moscow correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor in the early 1990s, covering the collapse of communism. In 1995-96, he was a visiting scholar at Harvard University's Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies. Justin got his start in journalism in the late-1980s as a general news reporter for the Associated Press in Detroit.

David Trilling

Managing Editor
David has been Eurasianet’s managing editor since early 2018. From 2008 to 2015 he was Central Asia editor. He is a former correspondent for The Economist and was a 2016 Knight-Bagehot Fellow at Columbia University. In the early 2000s, David helped build a network of community radio stations in Afghanistan.

Joshua Kucera

Turkey & Caucasus Editor
Joshua has written for Eurasianet since 2007, and also has written about the Caucasus and Central Asia for Slate, The New York Times, Al Jazeera America, The Atlantic, and other publications. He is a former staff reporter for Jane's Defence Weekly and the Associated Press. Joshua is based in Istanbul.

Maria Mammina

Digital Content Editor
Maria has been Eurasianet’s digital content editor since 2016. Before joining the team, she worked on the Eurasia Program’s journalism, human rights, and anti-corruption portfolios at the Open Society Foundations, and was an Alfa Fellow at PBN Hill + Knowlton in Moscow. Maria is a Brooklyn-based freelance photographer.

Peter Leonard

Central Asia Editor
Peter has been Eurasianet’s Central Asia editor since 2015. Prior to that he worked as Ukraine bureau chief for the Associated Press (AP) news agency. Between 2009 and 2013, he served as Central Asia correspondent for the AP. Peter speaks Russian, Italian, Maltese, passable French and very basic Tajik.