Tim Judah (born 31 March 1962) is a British reporter and political analyst for The Economist, and has written several books, mainly focusing on Serbia and Kosovo. At the time of the Euromaidan Revolution he began reporting from Ukraine.
Judah went to Charterhouse school followed by the London School of Economics from which he graduated with a First Class degree in International Relations. He then studied for a Masters at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. His first job was at the BBC African Service. In 1989 he moved to Bucharest to work for The Times of London and The Economist. In 1991, as Yugoslavia began to collapse, he moved to Belgrade with his family. He covered all of the Balkan wars for The Times and The Economist and began writing for the New York Review of Books during the Kosovo war. During his career he has worked for several publications including The Observer, The Sunday Telegraph and The Guardian Weekend magazine.
Recently, Judah has also written highly praised articles relating to the War in Donbass.
On 1 December 2015 Allen Lane / Penguin published his book "In Wartime: Stories from Ukraine". It combines reportage, interviews and history.
The Serbs: History, Myth and the Destruction of Yugoslavia (1997)
Judah is the author of the prizewinning The Serbs: History, Myth and the Destruction of Yugoslavia (1997) published by Yale University Press.
Serbian-American poet Charles Simić has criticized Tim Judah for ethnic bias in his book The Serbs, regarding the situation of the Serbs in Croatia and their opposition to Croatia's newly formed government. Simić noted that "the new Croatian Constitution demoted 600,000 of Croatia’s Serbs to minority status by making the new country the ‘national state of the Croatian people’", as well as that "the streets and schools named after the heroes of the Anti-Fascist resistance had been renamed after the [Ustaše] Fascists responsible for the mass killings of Serbs in World War Two".
- The Serbs: History, Myth, and the Destruction of Yugoslavia. Yale University Press. 2000. ISBN 978-0-300-08507-5.
- Kosovo: War and Revenge. Yale University Press. 2002. ISBN 978-0-300-09725-2.
- Bikila: Ethiopia's Barefoot Olympian. Reportage Press. 2008. ISBN 978-0-9558302-1-1.
- Kosovo: What Everyone Needs to Know. Oxford University Press. 29 August 2008. ISBN 978-0-19-974103-8.
- In Wartime: Stories from Ukraine. Allen Lane / Penguin. 1 December 2015. ISBN 978-0241198827.
- Simic, Charles (31 July 1997). "Unfashionable Victims". London Review of Books. Archived from the original on 15 November 2014. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
- BIRN (Balkan Investigative Reporting Network)
- The Economist
- European Stability Initiative
- Kosovar Stability Initiative
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