Alona Ferber is Special Projects Editor at the New Statesman. She joined the magazine from the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, where she was a managing editor specialising in research on extremism and counter-extremism policy. Before that, Alona spent a decade living in Mexico and Israel. She was a senior editor and reporter at the Israeli newspaper Haaretz and worked in cooperation programmes at the British Embassy in Mexico City. Her writing has also appeared in publications including Spiegel Online, Newsweek, and the Independent.