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Daniel Ofman


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.

Recent Stories

Conflict & Justice

Military tension between Russia and Ukraine escalates

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.

Global Politics

How will President Biden manage US-Taiwan relations?

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.