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Join Our Community To:

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How It Works

[columns-begin] [one-third title=”Register With Wikistrat”] A simple process requiring submission of a CV and writing sample and concluding with a phone call, you can get started today. [/one-third] [one-third title=”Contribute Analysis”] There are hundred of opportunities to contribute analysis to Wikistrat and your work will earn you points and other recognition that will allow you to participate in higher-earning engagements. [/one-third] [one-third title=”Get Paid” last=”yes”] Wikistrat will pay you royalties when clients access your work in addition to monthly prizes and exclusive simulations. There is no cap on how much you can earn from Wikistrat. [/one-third] [columns-end]

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The Analytic Community: Global Reach and Depth

[columns-begin] [one-third title=”The Analysts”] Wikistrat’s analytic team includes hundreds of professional analysts with expertise across a wide range of subject matters including Geopolitics, Global Economics, Counter-Terrorism & Energy Security. Wikistrat’s analysts come from a broad range of career backgrounds including senior political advisors, former military officials, and leading practitioners from government and academia. [/one-third] [one-third title=”What They Earn”] Wikistrat analysts are rewarded through royalties and prize money. Wikistrat’s algorithm delivers points and royalties for your participation in simulations, analysis pieces and forecasting projects. Analysts earn royalties as a percentage of the shared revenue pool, periodical cash prizes, as well as commission when enlisting corporate clients. [/one-third] [one-third title=”Testimonials” last=”yes”] “Wikistrat requires knowledge, expertise, and proper use of the elements of statecraft.” “Wikistrat brings significant value and advanced solutions to national security organizations working in complex strategic environments.” U.C – Former National Security Official. [/one-third] [columns-end]

Ranks & Roles

Wikistrat analysts apply a multidisciplinary approach to strategy and provide distinct observations and operational bottom-lines for our clients. Wikistrat’s exclusive analyst program is by invitation or recommendation only, although you may apply for consideration. wikistrat analytic community [/tab] [tab number=”internships”]


Wikistrat is the world’s first Massively Multiplayer Online Consultancy. Wikistrat is recruiting interns throughout the year for its regional and professional analytic desks. Interns undergo an unpaid internship program consisted of month-long training followed by three months of internship. Upon completion of the internship, qualified candidates will be invited to join Wikistrat in a Researcher rank. Interns play an active role within the Wikistrat Network: interacting with top analysts, helping to write concise reports and analysis on topics of their expertise, contributing to the theoretical knowledge base of Wikistrat , and integrating their work across a unique Web 2.0 platform. Work from home in your own time. All Wikistrat work is conducted online.

Internship Rewards

  1. Gain practical experience in next generation analysis and strategic planning.
  2. Learn alongside the world’s best analysts.
  3. Access Wikistrat’s reports, simulations and other publications
  4. Earn Wikistrat Points – points determine how highly an analyst is ranked in the community based on their contributions and may result in potential prize earnings.
  5. Promotion opportunities to become a Researcher, and later Contributing Analyst.

Duties and Responsibilities

Tasks will include writing analysis on given topics of interest and interlinking them with other relevant articles, as well as participating in ongoing geopolitical simulations. Interns will also write theory pages, source analysts, collect information and engage in skill building exercises.


  • Be able to contribute at least 15 hours per week to Wikistrat
  • Great communication skills – Enthusiastic and well spoken in English
  • High level writing skills and analytical capabilities
  • Experience in Political/Economic/Security research
  • Preference to those with relevant degrees and proven working experience

Please Send:

  1. Samples of strategic, broad level analysis of which you are most proud
  2. A list of your areas of expertise in which you are confident in working as an analyst
  3. An updated Curriculum Vitae (CV)
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Researcher with the National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research

Dr Gregory Bodeker is a research scientist with the National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research (NIWA) and is based at Lauder in Central Otago. He leads a research project that aims to determine the variability in ozone over New Zealand and to develop models that can provide predictions o... Read More

Amir Abbas Fakhravar

President of the Iranian Freedom Institute

Amir Abbas Fakhravar is a former Iranian jailed dissident, award winning writer, blogger, and the recipient of the prestigious Annie Taylor Journalism Award. He is the Secretary General of the Confederation of Iranian Students and President of the Iranian Freedom Institute in Washington, D.C. Read More

Shawn Brimley

Director of Studies at the Center for a New American Security

Shawn Brimley is Vice President and Director of Studies at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) where he oversees the center’s research and serves on the executive leadership team. Mr. Brimley rejoined CNAS after serving in the Obama Administration from February 2009 to October 2012 most ... Read More

Dr. Franklin Foster

CEO at Foster Learning Inc.

Dr. Franklin Foster is a Writer, Writing Coach, Researcher, Presenter, Academic Coach, Business Consultant and Web designer. He has published books, chapters, and articles in a variety of disciplines. Among his many specialties, he has designed, built and maintained web sites for several companies a... Read More

Tom Mayhew

Businessman, Entrepreneur and a Military Officer (Res.).

Tom Mayhew was a Senior Director for North America Sales and Consulting at Oracle Corporation and he is a Captain in the US Navy Reserve, Naval Air Systems Command. He is an experienced, high-energy leader with a strong track record of identifying new market opportunities, creating teams, and buildi... Read More

Richard S. Maltz

Consultant, Writer, Developer, Designer and Strategist

Richard Stuart Maltz is a “military philosopher” with 28 years commissioned service in military intelligence, counterterrorism, defense analysis, and leadership and organizational productivity enhancement. He currently works as a military doctrine, policy, and futures analyst and as a concept de... Read More

Michael Lotus

Lawyer and blogger on political and security issues

Michael J. Lotus has 25 years of experience in in law practice and he’s currently a well-known lawyer at the Howard Law Firm in Chicago. He is currently working on a book about the cultural foundations of American freedom and he Blog as “Lexington Green” on the blog, where he h... Read More

Dr. John B. Sheldon

Visiting Professor at the School of Advanced Air and Space Studies

Dr. John B. Sheldon is a Marshall Institute Fellow, and a visiting professor at the School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Alabama. He is also Editor Emeritus of Astropolitics, of which he was a founding co-editor, a peer-reviewed space policy journal published by Rou... Read More

Clarence Bouchat

Adjunct Instructor at Harrisburg Area Community College

Mr. Bouchat has more than 30 years of combined Military and educational experience. He’s an adjunct instructor at Harrisburg Area Community College teaching geography classes both on-line and in the classroom. He is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA) and University of Southern Califo... Read More

Carl Forkner

Research and Education Consultant at Arizona Education

Mr. Forkner is a retired Navy Commander with over 30 years of in leadership, education and research experience in K-12, undergraduate and graduate university programs. He was the Deputy Director at the Center for Naval Analyses from 1997-2000, participating in over 20 studies during that time and no... Read More

Clarence Daryl Edwards

Public Affairs Expert

Daryl Edwards is an independent public policy expert with a specialization in international relations, energy security, US politics, and Western Hemisphere Affairs.
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Dr. Chip Beck

Senior Writer/Consultant at DynCorp

Dr. Chip Beck has five decades of worldwide experience in military, intelligence, peacekeeping, defense, and foreign affairs experience with the United States security establishment.
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Dr. Martin W. Murphy

Senior Fellow of the Atlantic Council of the United States

Dr. Murphy is a renowned scholar of Africa and modern maritime piracy, with a specific focus on piracy in Sub-Saharan Africa. His studies focus mainly on piracy in Nigeria and Somalia, as well as the study of Islamism as a whole. He has written extensively on small boat operations as a source for ir... Read More

Antonio Morales

Director at Element Six Oil

Antonio has more than twelve years of experience in finance and operational roles in Europe, Africa and the Americas. He;s afinancial executive at Element Six Oil and used to work with US GAAP, IFRS, financial planning, and consolidation of international ledgers.
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Prof. Mokhtar Benabdallaoui

Senior Fellow of the Atlantic Council of the United States

Professor Mokhtar Benabdallaoui is a scholar of contemporary intellectual trends in Islamic societies with a particular interest in democratic transitions in the Arab World. In recent years, his work has focused on the study and importance of education the Arab World and in Islamic societies. Profes... Read More

Scott Massey

Principal and VP Global Business Development, SSI Inc.

Scott Derek Massey is a private consultant specializing in security, peacekeeping and procurement. He served in the military and worked in the Healthcare (Device), Finance, Defense / Security and Strategic Consulting Service Industries. He has extensive experience in Africa, and has worked on all fi... Read More

Prof. William Raynor

Professor of finance and international business at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Delhi

Prof. William Raynor is a professor specializing in the economics of corporate outsourcing, global financial flows and commercial operations. He has a broad professional experience in both academic settings and the private sector, as well as extensive international experience in Peru, Ecuador, Puert... Read More

Joseph Compton

Independent systems security expert

Joseph Compton is a nationally recognized expert in the field of systems security for banks, as well as strategic security planning for institutions. He spent the last 10 years consulting with community banks across the United States, that have ranged in size from 14 million dollars in assets to wel... Read More

Prof. J. Michael Waller

Managing Director of Oceanic Advisors

Professor J. Michael Waller is a scholar-practitioner in strategic communication, public diplomacy, information operations, psychological operations, and director of the only accredited graduate study program devoted to public diplomacy and political warfare. Read More

Rear Admiral (Ret.) Gerard Mauer

Former U.S. Navy Officer; Former VP at Sabre Systems

Rear Admiral Gerard Mauer retired from the U.S. Navy after over 31 years of service, which included extensive experience in fleet operations, resource management, and leading organizational change in NATO and joint commands. After retirement, and working in the private sector, gained extensive exper... Read More

Rob Smart

Founder, Shelf to Seed & Co-Owner, Sugarsnap LLC

Mr. Smart is an experienced entrepreneur and businessman who has more than 15 years of management experience of helping companies to develop and execute strategic, business and marketing plans at various growth stages. He is a specialist in the commercialization of products and services, particularl... Read More

Dr. Ulrich Speck

Political analyst and author.

Dr Ulrich Speck has more than 25 years of experience in journalism and policy analysis. Working as an independent foreign policy journalist and analyst in Heidelberg, he edits the ‘Global Europe Morning Brief’ and writes a foreign policy column for Neue Zürcher Zeitung. Read More

Mark Safranski

Editor/author at Nimble Books and the author of the blog

Mark Safranski’s is a respected blog dedicated to exploring the intersections of foreign and defense policies, history, military theory, national security, strategic thinking, futurism, cognition, forensic theology, cultural intelligence and a number of other esoteric pursuits Read More

Colonel (Ret.) Christopher Holshek

Senior Associate with the Project on National Security Reform

Christopher Holshek is an international peace & and security consultant focusing on civil-military relations in policy and practice as well as peace operations related civil-military training and education. A Senior Fellow with the Alliance for Peacebuilding and was recently a Senior Associate w... Read More

Michael Smith

Co-Founder and Principal of Kronos Advisory, LLC

Michael S. Smith II is a Co-Founder and Principal of Kronos Advisory, LLC and a counter-terrorism advisor to members of the United States Congress. He is also a founder of The Charleston Meeting, an invitation-only center-right political forum hosted in Charleston, South Carolina and has served on t... Read More

Dr. Samy Hotimsky

Senior Sustainability Consultant

Dr. Hotimsky brings with him over 15 years of experience in sustainability consulting, primarily in energy resources. Working for several resources management firms, he has worked directly with major petroleum companies to provide advice on climate change, business development and environmental conc... Read More

Dr. Muhammad Tehsin

Assistant Professor at Quaid-I-Azam University

Dr. Tehsin is a tenure-track Assistant Professor at the Department of Defence and Strategic Studies at Quaid-I-Azam University in Islamabad, Pakistan. He received his PhD in International Relations from the University of Vienna, focusing on Iranian Nuclear Proliferation as well as nuclear proliferat... Read More

Commodore (Ret.) Rajesh Sarin

Former Foreign Liaison with the Indian Ministry of Defence

Commodore Sarin spent over thirty years in the Indian Navy and is a decorated member of its elite submarine arm. He spent time in Russia as an exchange officer where his fluency in Russian allowed him to obtain extensive cultural and political knowledge of Russia and the Central Asian Republics. His... Read More

Dr. Kristina Soukupova

Aerospace & Defence Practice Director at I3CAS

Since 2006 Dr. Kristina Soukupova has worked as the Aerospace & Defence Practice Director at I3CAS Ltd. She is also a Consultant at the Naval Postgraduate School, and Visiting Professor at the University of West Bohemia. From 2010-2011 she served as the Co-Author and Consultant on the White Pape... Read More

Carole Foryst

Strategic Intelligence Analyst

Carole Foryst is an intelligence specialist with over forty years of experience in fields including the media, politics, the federal government and technology firms. Her most recent experience includes work for Floating Images, Inc and Dynafirm, Inc. Both firms specialize in producing and marketing ... Read More

Mr. Diego Gilardoni

Independent Communication Consultant

Mr. Gilardoni is a seasoned geopolitical and geo-economic analyst with experience as both a journalist and keynote speaker. He has found his niche in European and BRICS policy. He aims to inform his clients of the long term trends and the impact of global events on their markets so as to transform r... Read More

Cat Tully

Director, FromOverHere, London

Cat Tully has extensive experience as a practitioner at helping governments, civil society and businesses be more strategic and effective, prepare for the future and act as effective global citizens in a complex and uncertain worldIn the past decade alone she has worked for Procter & Gamble, Chr... Read More

Dr. Jon Mortensen

Former UN Advisor for International Trade and Development

Dr. Mortensen is an expert in international political economy with a focus on trade and development. His research and analysis has been presented to the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the UN and international media outlets. Though his work has included “Aid for Trade” in Africa, he also bri... Read More

David Garvey

Director; Strategic Decisions at Boeing

David Garvey has over twenty years experience implementing transformational concepts for defense and security, working with international thought leaders in the field. In recent years he has been the Director of Boeing Phantom Works Saudi Arabia’s Strategic Decisions and Experimentation.
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Mr. Nelson Olavarrieta

Former Mexican Liaison to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Mr. Olavarrieta is a seasoned expert in the field of foreign procurement between federal governments, particularly between the United States and Mexico. In addition to his expertise in public procurement between the US and Mexico, he is also well versed in the study of immigration and its impact on ... Read More

Major General Mahmoud Morsi Tolba

Strategic Intelligence Analyst and Consultant

Major General Mahmoud Morsi Tolba has three decades of experience in national & international security affairs, concept development & operational experimentation, commanding leadership & logistics / financial supervision as well as in the preparation & execution of negotiations with ... Read More

Dr. Shanthie Mariet D’Souza

Research Fellow of the Institute of South Asian Studies

Dr. D’Souza’s work is primarily focused on South Asia with an emphasis on Afghanistan and Pakistan, where the bulk of her field work was conducted. Her research centers on the Islamist insurgency in Afghanistan and the potential solutions for peace and stability in the region. She was the editor... Read More

Pascale Siegel

President of Insight Through Analysis

Pascale Siegel has over a decade of experience on military affairs and analysis in NATO countries. She is the founder and President of Insight Through Analysis. Ms. Siegel, being Fluent in both French and English has consistently worked on both sides of the Atlantic.
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Lin Giralt

Adjunct Professor of Management at Rice University

Lin Giralt has a 20 year career in management consulting following 10 years in executive management in Agribusiness and Construction. For two years, he has been a Lecturer and Adjunct Professor of Management at the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University where he has taught in the Actio... Read More

Shane Deichman

Program Manager for Modeling & Simulation at a U.S. defense agency

Shane Deichman has spent more than two decades in the national security field as both a scientist and a manager. He has lectured at the State Department, the Pentagon, National Laboratories as well as service, joint and international war colleges, and has published several articles on innovation and... Read More

Dr. Robert Kelly

Assistant Professor in the Political Science and diplomacy Department of Pusan National University.

Dr. Robert Kelly is an assistant professor in the Political Science and diplomacy Department of Pusan National University with a specialization in international relations, political theory, international security, and international organization in East Asia.
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Dr. Robert Cutler

Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of European, Russian & Eurasian Studies

Dr. Robert Cutler is Senior Research Fellow, Institute of European, Russian & Eurasian Studies, Carleton University, Ottawa. He is also Research Fellow for the Institute for the Study of Coherence and Emergence (Boston), and Non-Resident Scholar for the Institute for Near East and Gulf Military ... Read More

Lt. Col. (Res.) David Benjamin

Director of Security & International Law Specialists

Lt. Col. (Res.) David Benjamin is an Israel-based attorney and international consultant specializing in International Law, the Law of Armed Conflict and Counter-Terrorism. He is the Director and Founder of SILS – Security & International Law Specialists, an international consulting service pro... Read More

Prof. Mitat Çelikpala

Professor of International Relations at TOBB University

Professor Mitat Çelikpala is an Associate Professor of International Relations at TOBB Economy and Technology University in Ankara, Turkey. He has done extensive work regarding the Caucasus, Caucasian Diaspora, people and security in the Caucasus and the Black Sea regions, and Turkish-Russian relat... Read More

Dr. Robert Farley

Assistant Professor at the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce at the University of Kentucky

Dr. Farley is an associate professor for the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce at the University of Kentucky, where he specializes in military doctrine, transnational politics, and national security. He is the author of several journal articles and book chapters, and contribut... Read More

Robert Gaylord

CEO of Macro Strategies

Robert Gaylord is a decorated war veteran and has served 7 years as the senior Mideast Advisor to the Secretary of the Air Force and 11 years as Latin America Division Chief, Chief of the US Delegation Inter-American Defense Board and Senior Counter Terrorism and Aviation/Maritime Policy Advisor to ... Read More

Douglas Olin

CEO at Olin Associates

Practicing in his own firm, Olin Associates, Douglas Olin provides wide-ranging legal, strategic and international business planning support and financial advice to clients in the areas of international business, risk management, finance, entertainment, and technology. He has also held various posit... Read More

Jason Moran

An intelligence Analyst

Mr. Moran served as a liaison and intelligence analyst in direct support of numerous US government and military organizations. He has over twelve years of professional work experience in multiple intelligence disciplines including counterterrorism, force protection, foreign military analysis, and fo... Read More

James Fergusson

Award winning journalist and an expert on the Taliban

James Fergusson is an award-winning journalist, author and a noted expert on the Taliban and Islamic international affairs. He has been a contributing journalist at The Independent since 1995. He is currently researching and writing a new book about Somalia and its security threat to the West, which... Read More

Dr. Joe Hogler


Dr. Joe Hogler has extensive experience as a Researcher, Analyst, and Author with both the RAND Corporation and the Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) in Washington, D.C. Dr. Hogler served as a Colonel in the U.S. Air Force, holding positions at the he U.S. Joint Staff as a strate... Read More

Dr. Moshe Terdiman

Director of Green Compass Research

Dr. Moshe Terdiman is a Middle Eastern studies scholar, who is an expert on Islam in Africa and the Caribbean Basin, Islamic social issues, Islam and the environment, environmental issues throughout the Arab and Muslim world, and interfaith environmental cooperation. Currently, Dr. Terdiman is the d... Read More

Dr. Denise Baken

President, Shield Analysis Technology

Dr. Denise N. Baken is the president of Shield Analysis Technology. She is a retired Army Colonel with prior positions that included Chief of Staff for the Special Assistant to the Deputy Sec. of Defense for Chemical and Biological Protection. Most recently she was the Director for Biodefense Progra... Read More

Dr. Zabikhulla Saipov

Lecturer at the School of World Politics

Dr. Zabikhulla Saipov is a political scientist from Uzbekistan and a lecturer at the School of World Politics. From 1994-2001, he was on diplomatic tenure at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan serving at various international economic organization departments. He was a visiting Fellow at ... Read More

Susan Hess

Strategic advisor, consulting expert

Susan has been the Command Information Officer and Activity Chief Information Officer of the Echelon III NAVSEA for the US Navy as well as the President and CEO of Googolplex Solutions in 2010, and she has been the Interim Chief Information Officer at Al-Nasr International LLC in the United Arab Emi... Read More

Eli Sugarman

Senior Director at Gryphon Partners, LLC

Eli Sugarman is a Washington-based Senior Director for Gryphon Partners LLC. , an advisory and investment firm that counsels leading international businesses and non-profit organizations on market entry, investment opportunities, dispute avoidance, and strategic communications in Afghanistan, Iraq, ... Read More

Ryan Mauro

Chief editor of, National Security Advisor at Christian Action Network

Ryan Mauro is the chief editor and founder of, a national security and geopolitical analysis website. He is also the national security advisor for the Christian Action Network. He is published weekly at Pajamas Media and FrontPage Magazine, and has appeared in the Middle East Quarte... Read More

Dr. Timothy Furnish

Islamic World Subject Matter Expert

Dr. Timothy Furnish has three decades of education and experience in the history, religion, culture, politics and geo-politics of the Islamic world. He has served in the U.S. 101st Airborne unit as an Arabic Interrogator, and then as Chaplain. His former academic positions include Assistant Professo... Read More

Prof. Riccardo Redaelli

Professor of Geopolitics at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan

Dr. Redaelli is the Associate Professor of Geopolitics and of History and Institutions of the Islamic Countries at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan. He is also the coordinator of the “Middle East – Global Issue” module at the Master of International Relations, and he is tea... Read More

Fran Belisle

Lawyer, Adjunct Professor of Homeland Security, Virginia Commonwealth University

Professor Fran Belisle is currently an Attorney and Adjunct Professor of Law and Homeland Security at Virginia Commonwealth University. She is formerly a Foreign Service Officer and was Adjunct Professor of Politics at Coastal Carolina University. Currently, she teaches classes in Homeland Security,... Read More

Daniel J. Kaszeta

Managing Director for Strongpoint Security Ltd.

Daniel Kaszeta has over twenty years of diverse experience in the defense and security sectors with experience in the field of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) issues. He was a member of the US Secret Service as a Senior Physical Security Specialist in the Technical Security Di... Read More

Chris Abbott

Founder of Open Briefing

Chris Abbott is the Founder and Executive Direction of Open Briefing, the world’s first civil society intelligence agency – an accessible platform for insight and analysis on key defense, security and foreign policy issues. Before founding Open Briefing, Chris was a prolific freelance researcher... Read More

Dr. Alex Crowther

Former Counter-terrorism Advisor for the US Ambassador to Iraq

Dr. Alex Crowther has a long and prestigious military record. He was personally selected to be a Counter-terrorism Advisor for the US Ambassador to Iraq, a Political Advisor for the Multi National Corps-Iraq Commander and a Special Assistant for the Supreme Allied Commander, Europe. Read More

Dr. Maha Hosain Aziz

Lecturer at NYU and a Columnist for Bloomberg Businessweek

Dr. Maha Hosain Aziz is a social scientist lecturing in the master’s program in the Politics Department at New York University (NYU); a columnist covering Asian political risk, strategy and analysis for Bloomberg Businessweek; and a research associate at the University of London (SOAS).
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Dr. Adam Powell

President of Payer

Dr. Adam Powell is a health care economist who consults for the health insurance and hospital industries. He examines issues concerning technology, operations, and firm decision making. He has consulted for three of the five largest health insurance networks and is an active member of the Healthcare... Read More

Prof. Houchang Hassan-Yari

Professor of History at Queen’s University

Prof. Hassan-Yari is a Professor of Political Science and the Special Assistant to the Principal for National and International Liaison (SAPNIL) at the Royal Military College of Canada. Dr. Hassan-Yari has taught at the Shahid Beheshti University in Tehran, the University of Lyon III (Institut d’... Read More

Prof. Duca Karen

CEO of Metanoia Research and Educational Solutions

Prof. Duca Karen is an Associate Professor in the department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. She is also the CEO and Co-Founder of Metanoia Research and Educational Solutions where they provides educational consulting services, and exchange pr... Read More

Dr. Terry Tucker

Senior Military Analyst at Cubic Defense Applications

Terry Tucker is senior military analyst at Cubic Defense Applications. Prior to this, he had been senior military analyst and a subject matter expert on counterinsurgency for MPRI. His long experience includes work with a variety of contractors supporting military operations. He also has a PhD in hi... Read More

Dr. Jose Nazario

Research Director for Malware Analysis at Invincea Labs

Dr. Jose Nazario is a Research Director for Malware Analysis at Invincea Labs and is a recognized expert on cyberthreats to ISPs, network subscribers, and enterprises from cybercrime and malware. Before his work at Invincea Labs he was the senior Manager of Security risk at Arbor Networks. In this c... Read More

Dr. Ian Davis

Founding Director at NATO Watch

Dr. Ian Davis is the Founding Director at NATO Watch where he does research and analysis on NATO policy-making and operational activities. He also serves as a Freelance Consultant, assisting non-profit organizations. Previously he was the Executive Director at the British American Security Informati... Read More

Brig. (ret.) Shaukat Qadir

Brig. Qadir is a Senior Analyst in Wikistrat’s Analytic Community

Shaukat Qadir is a retired brigadier in the Pakistan Army who consults on security related issues. He was also Vice President of the Islamabad Policy Research Institute and his commentaries appear in UAE’s The National, Pakistan’s Daily Times and others. Read More

Prof. Joseph Tainter

Professor Sustainability at Utah State University

Prof. Joseph Tainter, an anthropologist and historian, currently works as a Professor of Sustainability in the Department of Environment and Society College of Natural Resources at Utah State University. He also serves as a faculty Associate of the Ecology Center at Utah State University. Read More

Dr. Roey Tzezana

Research Fellow at ICTAF

Dr. Roey Tzezana has been a Researcher in the Interdisciplinary Center for Technology Analysis & Forecasting at Tel-Aviv University since 2011. He received his PhD in Nanotechnology and focuses on embryonic stem cells and bringing together the fields of tissue engineering and developmental biolo... Read More

Gary Hunt

President of Tech and Creative Labs

Gary Hunt is the President of Tech and Creative Labs. He’s an expert for energy market analysis, technology and business strategy. He has more than 30 years experience as a utility executive, state utility regulator and as a strategic energy consultant and for the last 20 years years, he has been ... Read More

Guy-Philippe Goldstein

Cyberwarfare analyst, former management consultant

Guy-Philippe Goldstein is a management consultant, and an analyst of cyber warfare. His acclaimed novel, Babel Minute Zero, is a forward-thinking look at the role of cyberwar in global geopolitics. He has given talks at TEDx Paris and was a keynote speaker for Tel Aviv University’s cyber-warfare c... Read More

Ronald Sandee

Chief Global Jihad Analyst, Kronos Advisory, LLC

Ronald Sandee is a Chief Global Jihad Analyst at Kronos Advisory. Originally from the Netherlands, he previously served in the Dutch Ministry of Defense in various capacities including intelligence and counterintelligence roles, with a focus on counter-terrorism. Read More

Judah Grunstein

Editor-in-Chief, World Politics Review.

Judah Grunstein is World Politics Review’s editor in chief. His coverage of French politics, foreign policy and national security appear in the World Politics Review, the American Prospect online, French Politics, the Small Wars Journal and Foreign Policy online. He is a regular commentator on Fra... Read More

James Bennett

President and Chairman of the Board of Internet Transactions Transnational, Inc.

James Bennett is president and chairman of the board of Internet Transactions Transnational, Inc., as well as the founding president and director of the Anglosphere Institute. He is an adjunct senior fellow of the Hudson Institute and has contributed to a variety of publications there, as well as th... Read More

Kerry Patton

Henley Putnam University Professor teaching terrorism, intelligence, and protection management

Mr. Kerry E. Patton is an internationally recognized security, terrorism, and intelligence expert. He has assisted and continues to assist in the research and development for an upcoming “National Security” degree program for a major University. Read More

Charles Thornton

Mr. Thornton is a Senior Analyst in Wikistrat’s Analytic Community

Charles (Chuck) Thornton is a doctoral candidate in the School of Public Affairs at the University of Maryland. He is currently a Graduate Research Fellow in the Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland, focusing on arms control and nonproliferation issues.
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Fabio Scarpello

Journalist and analyst of Southeast Asia.

Fabio Scarpello is a journalist and analyst who covers Southeast Asia while based in Indonesia. He has previously been a correspondent for the Jakarta Post, the AdnKronos International, and various European publications, and contributes commentary to a variety of broadcast outlets. Read More

Dr. Calla Wiemer

Visiting Scholar, University of Southern California, US-China Institute

Calla Wiemer is a Visiting Scholar at the US-China Institute of the University of Southern California. She holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. An expert on the Chinese economy, she has recently completed a study for the US Defense Department on the impact of China... Read More

Dr. Elizabeth Iskander

Research Fellow in international relations at London School of Economics

Elizabeth Iskander is a research fellow in International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She holds a Ph.D. in Politics and International Studies from the University of Cambridge. Her research focuses on conflict resolution, politics and religion in the Middle East,... Read More

Dr. William Sowell

Executive Vice President, Aldis Corporation

With more than 23 years of industry leadership on six continents, Dr. Bill Sowell has held senior management positions with such major industry firms as Swarco AG, Econolite, Peek Traffic, and Image Sensing Systems, and is considered to be a video detection market pioneer. Dr. Sowell serves on the B... Read More

Dr. Leon Hadar

Global affairs analyst, journalist, blogger and author

Dr. Leon Hadar, a Washington-based global affairs analyst, journalist, blogger and author is a former research fellow in foreign policy studies at the Cato Institute who has contributed reports and commentaries on political, economic and military issues to a variety of American and international med... Read More

Prof. Kang Liu

Professor and Director, China Research Center, Duke University, USA; Dean, Institute of Arts and Humanities, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China

Professor Liu is the director of the China Research Center at Duke University in the USA and the Dean of the Institute of Arts and Humanities at Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China. He’s an academic expert on China and political science, particularly Marxism and writes extensively in bot... Read More

Trevor Townsend

Former Canadian Armored Reconnaissance Officer

Mr. Townsend is a respected security professional specializing in Information Assurance and cyber security, as well as a variety of other threats to private and government entities. A former Canadian Armored Reconnaissance Officer, Mr. Townsend has continued to serve by providing information securit... Read More

Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Harold W. Moulton II

Former Director of Operations of U.S. European Command

Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Harold W. Moulton II is the Senior Director of Cyberspace Strategies, Innovation, and Consulting, which provides expertise on Missile Defense programs, Space Control, and Homeland Security. Previously, he was Director of Operations of U.S. European Command he helped ready forces to ... Read More

Prof. Mark Katz

Professor of Government and Politics at George Mason University

Prof. Katz is a professor of government and politics at George Mason University. He writes on Russian foreign policy, the international relations of the Middle East, transnational revolutionary movements, and other subjects. Prof. Katz was a research fellow at the Brookings Institution, and held a t... Read More

Prof. Joseph Szyliowicz

Professor at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Prof. Joseph Szyliowicz is a professor at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. He is the recipient of the University’s Distinguished Service Award, and has served as a consultant and reviewer to many governmental agencies such as the Office of Technology As... Read More

Dr. Anne Mcgee

Subject Matter Expert at the Camber Corporation

Dr. Anne McGee, Colonel, U.S. Air Force (ret.), has earned a Doctoral degree in Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies at Georgetown University. Currently she is a Subject Matter Expert at the Camber Corporation. She has spent much of her current work on overcoming the threat of Improvised Explosive Devi... Read More

Dr. Yoel Raban

Senior Research Fellow at ICTAF

Dr. Yoel Raban works as the Senior Research Fellow at the Interdisciplinary Center for Technological Analysis & Forecasting (ICTAF) at Tel-Aviv University. At ICTAF he has performed many research and consulting projects, including strategic analysis for telecommunications operators, and assessme... Read More

Paul Szymanski

Principal Scientist at Metatech

Paul Szymanski has over 39 years of military operations research experience and 36 years experience in space warfare. He is the Principal Scientist at Metatech Corporation where he formulates innovative space weapon employment strategies for the overall conduct of possible future space battles. Read More

Nir Artzi

AML/CFT Consultant and Technical Assistance Advisor

Nir Artzi is an Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) consultant and technical assistance advisor working with international organizations such as the IMF and the OSCE. Nir is assisting in the development of the IMF’s AML/CFT National Risk Assessment tool and is... Read More

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“Taking part in Wikistrat’s Grand Strategy Competition has been an exceptional experience. It has been amazing to work alongside such talent and I have been fascinated to observe,and liaise with, outstanding individuals and teams from across the globe” – Heloise Crowther, Contributing Analyst