Daniel Ofman is a producer with The World and Boston Calling on the BBC World Service.
He has reporting experience in Eastern Europe and in the Middle East, with a focus on the intersection between politics, history and culture.
He speaks Russian and Hebrew fluently and has conducted and translated interviews in both languages.
Daniel graduated from the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism with a BA Broadcast Journalism.
William Taylor, the former US ambassador to Ukraine, joined The World's host Marco Werman to talk about what's at stake with Secretary of State Antony Blinken's strategic visit to Kyiv.
Leonid Volkov joins The World from Vilnius, the Lithuanian capital, to give an update on Alexei Navalny's health status and the future of their political opposition movement in Russia, after being designated as "extremists."
Bhramar Mukherjee, a professor of biostatistics at the University of Michigan, says India's "virus inferno" is "super-exponential," and that COVID-19 deaths and infections are underreported.
The World's Marco Werman spoke with former US Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul about recent events between the United States and Russia.
Vladimir Milov tells The World that after the third week of Navalny's hunger strike in prison, "there is a grave danger to his health."
Author Stephen Walker discusses his biography on Yuri Gagarin with The World's host Marco Werman.
Conflict & Justice
The conflict between Russia and Ukraine started more than seven years ago when Russia annexed the Ukrainian Crimean Peninsula. Now, the two countries are at war in eastern Ukraine. The so-called “frozen conflict” has heated up again. Fighting is escalating in eastern Ukraine despite a ceasefire, and there have been reports of military buildup in Crimea and on the Russian side of the border. Host Carol Hills speaks with Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, the commanding general of the US Army in Europe until 2017.
Conflict & Justice
Ayla Bakkalli, the representative for Crimean Tatars at the United Nations, spoke to The World’s Marco Werman about what it has been like for Tatars to live under Russian occupation for the past seven years.
The Biden administration has said that managing US-China relations is a top priority. One flashpoint for a potential conflict between the two countries is the island of Taiwan. From Beijing’s perspective, Taiwan is a rogue province that must never be treated as an independent country, even though it effectively runs its own affairs. Washington says it's determined to keep the democratic territory free. But where does Taiwan stand in all of this? Host Marco Werman talks with Bi-khim Hsiao, Taiwan’s top diplomat in the US.
Public health expert Judy Twigg says that the Sputnik V vaccine study increases Russia's soft power influence around the globe.