Meet the Team

Tsarizm Staff

Tsarizm Staff

Staff Writers

  • Bio
    L. Todd Wood, a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, flew special operations helicopters supporting SEAL Team 6, Delta Force and others. After leaving the military, he pursued his other passion, finance, spending 18 years on Wall Street trading emerging market debt, and later, writing. The first of his many thrillers is "Currency." He is conversational in Russian and has studied the language and culture since the 1980s. He lives part time in Moscow. Todd is a national security columnist for The Washington Times and has contributed to the Jerusalem Post, Fox Business, Newsmax TV, Moscow Times, the New York Post, the National Review, Zero Hedge and others. For more information about L. Todd Wood, visit LToddWood.com.
  • L Todd Wood

    L Todd Wood

    Editor-in-Chief

  • Bio
    L. Todd Wood, a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, flew special operations helicopters supporting SEAL Team 6, Delta Force and others. After leaving the military, he pursued his other passion, finance, spending 18 years on Wall Street trading emerging market debt, and later, writing. The first of his many thrillers is "Currency." Todd is a national security columnist for The Washington Times and has a contributed to Fox Business, Newsmax TV, Moscow Times, the New York Post, the National Review, the Jerusalem Post, Zero Hedge and others. He is also editor-in-chief of Tsarism.com. For more information about L. Todd Wood, visit LToddWood.com.
  • Mariam Gogolishvili

    Mariam Gogolishvili

    European Bureau Chief

  • Bio
    Mariam is from Tbilisi, Georgia. She’s a graduate from Free University Tbilisi, where she studied Governance and social sciences. She worked for several news agencies as a reporter specializing in international politics. Other than that she’s a devoted liberty activist and works with NGOs, activist groups and grassroots movements in South Caucasus region and throughout Europe. Starting from 2015 she’s an organiser of civic campaign which has been launched to counter the rise in anti-western messages and propaganda in the Caucasus region. She speaks English, Russian and French and is passionate about philosophy, biotechnology and the future of Artificial Intelligence.
  • Baruch Pletner, PhD

    Baruch Pletner, PhD

    Columnist

  • Bio
    The Hi-Tech Traditionalist - Baruch Pletner is an entrepreneur, a scientist, an inventor, and a private pilot. He is passionate about education, the outdoors, and the war on globalism. Baruch holds a PhD degree from the Technion in Haifa, Israel and an MBA from Northeastern University in Boston.
  • Irena Shabani

    Irena Shabani

    Contributor

  • Bio
    IRENA SHABANI Is an Albanian freelance journalist and human rights activist specialising in investigative journalism. She co-founded Panorama, the leading newspaper in Albania, where she served as managing editor from 2002 to 2003. Prior to Panorama she was a journalist at Shekulli and Gazeta Shqiptare and has been part of the Albanian Human Rights Group from its beginning. She has collaborated on programmes for the International Research and Exchanges Board, investigating topics involving crime and political corruption and continues to collaborates with foreign organisations and local media focused on social problems and minority rights.
  • Vagabond Gal

    Contributor

  • Bio
    Vagabond Girl can't use her name for business reasons. However, she travels extensively through the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe and writes gloriously intelligent travel articles.
  • Jeremy Oliver

    Jeremy Oliver

    Investigative Journalist

  • Bio
    Jeremy Oliver, a native of Southern California, started in media as an investigative journalist before gaining notoriety and joining One America News Network as Producer of the Rick Amato Show. Jeremy soon formed Onslaught Media Group, TVOMG and News OMG, a professional news gathering source, and has partnered with some of the leading brands in media and travel. Jeremy has worked on three presidential campaigns and as an activist covering issues of individual civil liberties, privacy laws, government overreach, foreign and economic policy, and globalization. Before finding his place in media Jeremy worked as a commercial fisherman in Alaska for 10 years and as a business marketing consultant in the off season. “Unbiased factual reporting backed up with video that leaves you to decide”, is what you can expect from Jeremy in his articles. For a more sarcastic opinionated take, you can find follow Jeremy on Twitter and Facebook.
  • Kozeta Çika

    Kozeta Çika

    Contributor

  • Bio
    Kozeta Cuadari Cika is an English teacher and translator in Tirana Albania. She was teaching at Tirana University from 1996-2012 and has been working as a translator for The Albanian Center for Economic Research (ACER) since 1998. Now she teaches at Cambridge Private Center. She is also Albanian Rep for Liberty International (ISIL) since 2006. Sha has reported news for various projects and translated and published libertarian literature since 1999 and on. She was organiser of WalkForCapitalism for Tirana during 2001-2002. In 2014, she was co-organizer of Libertarian world conference (ISIL) in Tirana.
  • Qeti Ka

    Qeti Ka

    Contributor

  • Bio
    Autor: Qeti Ka. Qeti Ka is pseudonym of Ketevan Kapanadze. Qeti is from Tbilisi, Georgia. She graduated from Caucasus University, where she studied Journalism and Mass communications. Today, she works in Georgian Public Broadcaster as a TV Show Producer. Before Qeti Ka worked as a journalist for several Georgian medias, including Radio and Web magazines. Now she is writing a book and soon is going to open her own bookstore. She speaks English, French and Russian and loves Flora and Fauna and everything related to literature.
  • Seth Frantzman

    Seth Frantzman

    Contributor

  • Bio
    Dr. Seth J. Frantzman is researcher and journalist based in Jerusalem. He has a PhD from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and is the Oped Editor of The Jerusalem Post. For several years he lectured in American Studies at Al-Quds University. He has published widely and made three short documentaries about the war on ISIS in Iraq and European refugee crises. He was born in Maine. @Sfrantzman and sethfrantzman.com
  • Liza Katsiashvili

    Liza Katsiashvili

    Contributor

  • Bio
    Liza is a last year student of Business Administration at Agrarian University, Tbilisi. She works as a Local Coordinator for International NGO Students for Liberty in Georgia. She has blogging experience and is involved in many activist groups regarding a variety of problematic issues in the country. Her main fields of interest are economics, human rights, drug policy reform, Russian occupation etc.
  • Yaël Ossowski

    Yaël Ossowski

    Contributor

  • Bio
    Yaël Ossowski is a journalist and informational entrepreneur. He's currently public relations director at the Consumer Choice Center, and senior development officer for Students For Liberty. He was previously a national investigative reporter at Watchdog.org. He is currently seeking a Master’s Degree in Philosophy, Politics, Economics (PPE) at the CEVRO Institute in Prague. Born in Québec and raised in the southern United States, he currently lives in Vienna, Austria.
  • Octavian Bodorin

    Octavian Bodorin

    Contributor

  • Bio
    Octavian Bodorin is a freelance conference interpreter and translator based in Moldova. He is providing high quality interpretation and translation services on a highly competitive market to various customers among which are the World Bank, IMF, UNDP and others. His areas of translation expertise include among others, energy, finance, banking, justice, education.