Golts is deputy editor-in-chief of the website ej.ru and a columnist for The Moscow Times. He has previously been deputy editor-in-chief of the magazine Yezhenedelnyi Zhurnal, military editor for the newsmagazine Itogi, and a member of the editorial board of Krasnaya Zvezda (Red Star). In 2002 and 2003, he was a visiting fellow at Stanford University's Center for International Security and Cooperation. His publications include Russia's Armed Forces: 11 Lost Years (Zaharov, 2004) and Militarism: The Main Obstacle to Russia's Modernization (Liberal'naya Missiya Foundation, 2005). In 1978 he received a master's degree in journalism from Lomonosov Moscow State University.