David Klion was an opinion editor at Al Jazeera America and is a former associate editor at World Politics Review. He previously served as senior editor for Bloggingheads.tv and ran its international affairs series, Worldwise. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Columbia University and a master’s degree in Russian history from the University of Chicago and has lived, worked and researched in the former Soviet Union. His work has appeared in The Guardian, The New Republic, Al Jazeera and other publications. Follow him on Twitter @DavidKlion.