Nikolas Kozloff is a New York-based writer. A former academic, he received his doctorate in Latin American history from Oxford University. The author of Hugo Chavez: Oil, Politics and the Challenge to the U.S., and
Revolution! South America and the Rise of the New Left, he also writes for such venues as al-Jazeera English.
Kozloff has provided political analysis for CNN, PBS' Charlie Rose show, the BBC and National Public Radio, and even put in a guest appearance on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
Few have written as extensively as Kozloff about Latin America and the wider region, with nearly 300 articles and counting. For years, he has been reporting on Venezuela. He has also covered rising star Brazil and the politics surrounding the drug war.
In addition, Kozloff is the author of No Rain in the Amazon: How South America's Climate Change Affects the Entire Planet, and frequently writes articles about the environment and climate change.
In an effort to promote more government transparency, Kozloff has published some 100 articles about WikiLeaks and U.S. interests. More recently, he has written extensively about Edward Snowden and the NSA scandal.
Furthermore, Kozloff founded The Revolutionary Handbook interview project and has been an ongoing commentator on the "Occupy" movement.
When it comes to U.S. foreign policy in Latin America, few have been more critical or prolific than Kozloff. Nevertheless, he has sometimes been critical of the left's more doctrinaire tendencies.
Kozloff is the author of the satiric novel, Post Academic Stress Disorder. The New York Times calls the book a "wry novel about the anarchists, spiritualists, health nuts, pet lovers, and pie-throwers of the East Village."
Kozloff speaks Spanish, reads French and Portuguese and has a rudimentary grasp of Russian.
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