I am a New York-based author who has written more than forty articles about the environment and climate change. In addition, I am the author of No Rain in the Amazon: How South America's Climate Change Affects the Entire Planet. More recently, I have given much thought to our post-Coronavirus environmental future.
As someone who falls on the autism spectrum myself, I have recently become interested in the societal role of so-called "neuro-minorities," from autists to ADHD individuals and more. Long stigmatized and ostracized, such neuro-minorities nevertheless have played a key role in human evolution, and therefore they may come up with creative ideas which help to solve many complex problems which bedevil our post-Coronavirus future.
Previously, I wrote prolifically about the rising issue of anti-Semitism throughout the world. I studied Russian language in St. Petersburg, where I lived in 2017. To date, I have written some eighty articles about Ukraine, and I also published a booklet, Ukraine's Revolutionary Ghosts, which features a distillation and synthesis of much of my earlier writing on this subject. My essays on these issues have appeared in such venues as the Washington, D.C.-based Kennan Institute.
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.
I have spoken about many of these 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 have meanwhile given much thought to the concept of 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'm also the author of a satiric novel, Post Academic Stress Disorder. Currently, I am writing a number of short stories and another novel of historic fiction entitled Crucible of Revolution, which is set during the time of Guiseppe Garibaldi. In addition, I am a photographer and photojournalist. To follow on Facebook, click here. To follow on Twitter @nikolaskozloff, click here.