I am a New York-based author and for the past five years, I have been writing prolifically about the deterioration in East-West relations and political crisis in Ukraine. I have conducted four research trips to Ukraine, in 2014 and 2016-18. I have studied Russian language in both New York and St. Petersburg, where I lived last year. To date, I have written some sixty five articles about Ukraine, and I have also published a booklet, Ukraine's Revolutionary Ghosts, which features a distillation and synthesis of much of my earlier writing on this subject, as well as accompanying images. My essays on these issues have appeared in such venues as the Washington, D.C.-based Kennan Institute (a division of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars), al-Jazeera, and Huffington Post.
Before I started addressing East-West tensions, I was more oriented toward North-South dynamics, and specifically Latin America. In 2002, I received my doctorate in Latin American history from Oxford University. Later, I went on to write Hugo Chávez: Oil, Politics and the Challenge to the U.S., and Revolution! South America and the Rise of the New Left. Over the years, I have written hundreds of articles about U.S. foreign policy in Latin America, populism, and the political left throughout the wider region. My extensive articles on WikiLeaks and Edward Snowden provide a valuable historical and political archive elucidating the nature of wider hemispheric politics. In addition, I am the author of No Rain in the Amazon: How South America's Climate Change Affects the Entire Planet, and I'm a prolific writer on the topics of environment and climate change. I have spoken about such wide-ranging topics on the likes of CNN, the BBC and National Public Radio to name just a few, and I even put in a guest appearance on the Daily Show.
I am politically on the left though I have expressed many criticisms over the years. I have meanwhile given much thought to the concept of ground-breaking non-violent social and political change. To see my companion site, which features my own interviews with experts and activists on these matters, as well as some of my own articles, click here.
I am also a satiric novelist and the author of Post Academic Stress Disorder. In addition, I am a photographer and photojournalist. To follow on Facebook, click here. To follow on Twitter @nikolaskozloff, click here.