He has covered armed conflicts in Peru, Kashmir, Mexico, Bosnia, Sri Lanka, Congo, India, South Africa, East Timor, Indonesia, Turkey and the Middle East. He has traveled to more than 140 countries, and has written articles for Der Spiegel, Asahi Shimbun, The Guardian, ABC News and Lidové noviny. Since 2004, Vltchek has served as a Senior Fellow at the Oakland Institute.
He has appeared on various television and radio shows including those on France 24, RT, China Radio International, The Voice of Russia, Press TV, CCTV, Ulusal Kanal (Turkey), Al-Mayadeen (Pan-Arabic network), Radio Pacifika, Radio Cape, among others. Vltchek has been interviewed by publications including People's Daily, China Daily and Tehran Times.
Vltchek is the author of several non-fiction titles that center on Western imperialism and Western expansionism.
Vltchek is the author of several fictional novels and plays.
In 2004 he produced and directed a documentary film about the Indonesian massacres in 1965 – Terlena – Breaking of The Nation.   Right after a devastating earthquake that shook Chile in February 2010, Vltchek travelled to Chile and produced a documentary titled Chile Between Two Earthquakes.
For UNESCO Vltchek wrote and directed a film Tumaini about social collapse and devastation caused by HIV pandemic in communities around Lake Victoria in Kenya. In 2012, he wrote and directed the documentary One Flew Over Dadaab to depict the 20-year long tragedy of Somali refugees in the largest refugee camps in the world (Dadaab, in Northern Kenya).
Vltchek is also working on a 1,000-page novel called Winter Journey that describes the state of the world through the eyes of a "disgruntled globalized left-wing intellectual" with "stories of the countless slaughters and genocides performed by the ‘Western Democracies’ after WWII, ... (killing more than) ... 45 million".