Joshua Tartakovsky

Specialization: Israel and the Middle East, US politics
Location: USA
Activity: Journalist, Editor

Joshua Tartakovsky is an independent journalist and a graduate of Brown University and LSE where he studied international relations. He lived in Latin America, the US, Europe and the Middle East.  In the past, he worked for the International Defense and Security Team at Transparency International in London and interned for the Organization for Security and Co-Operation in Europe (Sarajevo), the Global Public Policy Institute (Berlin) and the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (Jerusalem).  He also taught in a favela in Rio de Janeiro, and produced a short film interviewing students in occupied Palestine. Due to the fact that he grew up in Israel and lived in various developing countries he gained unconventional perspectives from the bottom-up on pressing issues and integrated various viewpoints including those that often remain unheard in the academic ivory tower. He likes to challenge commonly accepted notions by providing original perspectives. He is interested in critiquing Western hegemony, giving a voice to the marginalized and the potential of a multipolar world. He wrote on Greece, Israel-Palestine, Ukraine, Russia and Cuba. His articles have been published on Truth-Out, AlterNet, Off-Guardian, Anti-war, Telesur, CounterPunch and others and he appeared on Press TV and Russia Today.