Ben has contributed to GQ as a freelance writer covering the plight of journalists, particularly in Putin’s Russia, since 2017.


The Great Cost of Journalism in Vladimir Putin's Russia


Using his background in Russian Media Studies, Ben offers a grim look at what happens to journalists who risk life and limb to tell the truth.


What Else Does the Donald Trump–Russia Dossier Tell Us?


In this longform investigative piece, Roazen lays out and connects the dots laid out in Christopher Steele’s infamous Trump-Russia Dossier. The twist? The writer threw himself at the story after news broke that Putin would be closing Roazen’s own high school as part of the diplomatic tit-for-tat.