Joshua Tartakovsky is an independent journalist and filmmaker. He is originally from Jerusalem.

Joshua is a graduate of Brown University with a BA in International Relations and a MSc from the London School of Economics. He worked or interned in Bosnia, UK, Brazil, Germany, Israel and Palestine. He enjoys writing on places he traveled to, politics, history and culture.

America First Means Iran Is An Ally Against ISIS Terror

[Picture via  Iran: Art & Architecture of Persia] How do interpret President Trump’s recent warnings to Iran and the the imposition of tighter sanctions?   Those on the Left who opposed Trump from the very beginning but who supported Hillary may finally speak...

Theresa May in Turkey: Will Cyprus be the down payment for Brexit?

[Photo credit: PA, via the BBC] By Joshua Tartakovsky, 28 January 2017 After a fairly successful meeting with US President Donald Trump, UK Prime Minister Theresa May is now in Ankara. Officially, May is in Turkey to discuss bilateral trade in the post-Brexit era, and...

Photos from Havana – Sep. 2016

Just returned from another trip to Havana where I stayed with long-time friends.  The economy was more difficult but so was the determination of the people to find joy in the little things.  Havana is exceptionally safe. I don’t recall seeing in American cities...

Back in Athens: History takes place in Greece first.

Acropolis in a rainy day. All photos by Joshua Tartakovsky (C) All Rights Reserved 2016. I am back in Athens after a long absence. The weather is still warm for a winter, the water – offered freely every time one sits down for a coffee, fresh and cold. The...

Is the Kremlin Turning Against the Russian People?

[Picture credit: Wilson Center] Fred Weir is a journalist writing for the Christian Science Monitor in Moscow. He is hardly a Russia-basher. In fact, he often presents nuanced perspectives in his article and explains Russia as it is, with its positives and negatives...

Turkey’s Sovereignty is Under Attack

(Photo Credit: Hurriyet Daily News) By Joshua Tartakovsky   Preface  A key characteristic that must be adopted by those who wish to understand the world, dream of a multipolar world or take political action is to rapidly adapt to new realities rather than remain...

Who may be Behind the Coup in Turkey?

Photo by Joshua Tartakovsky (C) All Rights Reserved 2016 By Joshua Tartakovsky, 16 July 2016 Erdoğan has not been perfect.  Secular Turks have suffered as the country turned on the path towards Islamisation, support for foreign islamic rebels in Syria was steadfast,...