Writer on international affairs, Brussels.
Toby Vogel is a writer on foreign affairs based in Brussels. In 2007-14, he was a staff writer on political and home affairs with European Voice, a newsweekly. Previously, he was a contributing editor of Transitions Online and a writer on Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s daily Newsline, with a focus on the Balkans.
He was educated at the University of Zurich (MA, philosophy, 1995), completed his PhD coursework in politics at the New School for Social Research (MA, 1998), and was a Andrew W. Mellon Foundation research fellow on security and humanitarian action at City University of New York (2003).
Vogel worked in New York for the Open Society Institute and the International Rescue Committee. In 1999-2002, he was head of monitoring and evaluation for the IRC's $20m refugee return and reintegration program in Bosnia-Herzegovina, and subsequently worked as a consultant on refugee and governance issues with the UN Development Programme and other organisations in Bosnia and Kosovo.
Vogel is a regular reviewer of current affairs titles for the Neue Zürcher Zeitung and has written for the Wall Street Journal, the International Herald Tribune, and the Times Literary Supplement, among others. He is co-editor of "Dayton and Beyond: Perspectives on the Future of Bosnia and Herzegovina" (Nomos publishers, 2004).
Vogel is a co-founder and senior associate of the Democratization Policy Council in Washington, DC, and Berlin; an associate of the Council for a Community of Democracies; and a fellow of the 21st Century Trust.
He is married with two daughters.