Canadian Eric Walberg is known worldwide as a journalist specializing in the Middle East, Central Asia and Russia. A graduate of University of Toronto and Cambridge in economics, he has been writing on East-West relations since the 1980s. He has lived in both the Soviet Union and Russia, and then Uzbekistan, as a UN adviser, writer, translator and lecturer. He was a writer at the major English-language Cairo newspaper, Al Ahram, from 2006--12. He is also a regular contributor to Dissident Voice, Counterpunch, Global Research, Katehon, Kayhan and al-Quds, and a commentator on Voice of the Cape radio. His articles appear in Russian, German, Spanish, Arabic and Persian and are accessible at his website ericwalberg.com His forthcoming book is The Canada Israel Nexus.