Nikolas Kozloff is a New York-based author. For the past four years, he has been writing prolifically about the deterioration in East-West relations and political crisis in Ukraine. He has conducted three research trips to Ukraine, in 2014, 2016, and 2017 respectively. Kozloff has studied Russian language in New York and, most recently at the Leiden and Denz school in St. Petersburg, Russia where he spent two months in residence.
Few have written more about Ukraine's post-Maidan political milieu than Kozloff, with fifty five articles touching on the topic and counting. Last year, he published a booklet, Ukraine's Revolutionary Ghosts, which features a distillation and synthesis of much of his writing on this subject, as well as accompanying images. His writing on these issues has 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 Kozloff started addressing East-West tensions, he was more oriented toward North-South dynamics, and specifically Latin America. In 2002, he received his doctorate in Latin American history from Oxford University. Later, he 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, he has written hundreds of articles about U.S. foreign policy in Latin America, populism, and the political left throughout the wider region. His extensive articles on WikiLeaks and Edward Snowden provide a valuable historical and political archive elucidating the nature of wider hemispheric politics.
In addition, Kozloff is the author of No Rain in the Amazon: How South America's Climate Change Affects the Entire Planet, and a prolific writer on the topics of environment and climate change.
Kozloff has been interviewed on CNN, the BBC and National Public Radio to name just a few, and he even put in a guest appearance on the Daily Show. A critic of the political right, Kozloff skews towards the non-doctrinaire and non-partisan left generally defined. Indeed, he has given much thought to the concept of non-violent social and political change. To see Kozloff's companion site, which features his own interviews with experts and activists on these matters, as well as some of his own articles, click here.
Kozloff is also a satiric novelist and the author of Post Academic Stress Disorder. In addition, he is a photographer and photojournalist. To follow on Facebook, click here. To follow on Twitter @nikolaskozloff, click here.