I’m a journalist who covers energy and politics. I’m a regular contributor to The Economist and editor-at-large at Petroleum Economist. I’ve also written for Prospect, the Times, the Guardian, the Calgary Herald, Business New Europe, and for publications relating to energy, Russian affairs and literature. Since May, I’ve been editing Gulf Oil Review. I’ve covered Russia and the Former Soviet Union extensively, but in recent years have increasingly focused on the Middle East and North Africa.
I hold a PhD in Russian literature and an MA in East European studies, both from the University of London. My first degree, from Oxford University, was in Modern History. I speak, in ascending order of competency, English, Russian and French. I’ve lived in the UK, Canada and Russia.
That’s Somalia, by the way, and I’m the guy without an assault rifle.
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org