He is the neocon chief editor of The Interpreter Mag, aka the Khodorkovsky-funded version of The Russian Spectrum. He likes Guantanamo but has a special soft place in his heart for those Islamists fighting Russia and Assad, like many others of his ideological ilk. Anyhow, for your delectation. Here are the three conversation threads: https://twitter.com/akarlin88/status/363811923118137346 https://twitter.com/akarlin88/status/363830453129588738 https://twitter.com/michaeldweiss/status/363831779251077120 For some reason, he appears to believe that "revealing" the letter I sent him (which was refused - though I was expecting it anyway) will somehow "discredit" me among my "Putinist chums." Now while I don't normally divulge the details of personal correspondence, I feel no such obligation in this case as it has already been splattered all over Twitter anyway. The letter in question was an entirely standard and courteous inquiry about whether he would be interested in cooperating with The Russian Spectrum so as to avoid duplicating translation work and swapping links. Yes he loathes my politics; the feeling is mutual. Nonetheless, one would think that if his aim was to truly promote Russian-language journalism in the Anglosphere, as per the stated mission of The Interpreter - as opposed to pushing the Institute of Menatep Russia editorial point of view - he would have acceded or at least expressed an interest in some form of cooperation. Instead, he tried to present it as me asking favors of him; a notion that is patently ridiculous on its face.