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Terrell Jermaine Starr
is a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center and the senior reporter at The Root, where he writes about US politics, Russia and Eastern European politics and race in America. In 2018, Diversity in National Security Network and New America selected him as one of the top African-American experts in foreign policy and national security. Starr is also a 2018-2020 Global Strategist Association fellow, a fellowship that aims to place Black people in foreign policy discussions and positions of power. He is the founder and host of Black Diplomats, a weekly foreign policy podcast that explores the world via travel, politics, culture, and news from a Black perspective. He regularly appears on In The Thick Podcast and The Young Turks, where he provides analysis on Eastern European and US politics. He is working on his first book, Black Man On The Steppes, a memoir about how growing up in Detroit helped him understand imperialism functions in Eastern Europe and the rest of the world.
Terrell Jermaine Starr provides historical examples of Russia exploiting pre-existing racial tensions in the United States and argues that America will continue to be vulnerable until it course-corrects from its racist past and present.