A journalist and author who writes about politics and social issues, David Volodzko has spent the last 15 years in Asia and the Middle East, based mainly in Japan, South Korea, China and India, but also reporting from Mongolia, Nepal, Israel and Denmark.

His work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New Republic, Bloomberg, Vice and Slate, and has been highlighted by The Atlantic. He covers Korean affairs for South China Morning Post and was formerly national editor of the sister paper for The New York Times in South Korea, Korea JoongAng Daily. He also served as a contributing author for The Diplomat’s China blog and has appeared as a guest on BBC World Service, BBC’s Impact with Yalda Hakim and BBC’s The Briefing, as well as CBC News, ABC Australia and Huffington Post Live. His research has been cited by a congressional report on drug trafficking in China.

A former university lecturer, he received his bachelor’s degree in English literature before completing graduate research in human behavior and intercultural communication at Stony Brook University. His favorite food is pelmeni and he loves books on psychology.