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Dr. Pierre Fiorini

President, Silmarils Capital

Dr. Pierre Fiorini is an entrepreneur in high-tech. In 2007, he founded Silkan, and grew the company into a 15M$ business in five years on the training and simulation market. Read More

Dr. Damien Van Puyvelde

Assistant Professor and Associate Director for Research, National Security Studies Institute

Dr. Damien Van Puyvelde is an Assistant Professor and Associate Director for Research at the National Security Studies Institute, an Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence at The University of Texas at El Paso. He is an IDR Fellow to the Offices of the Provost and Sponsored Research P... Read More

Dr. Bishnu Upreti Raj

Executive Director, Nepal Centre for Contemporary Research (NCCR)

In his 36 years of experience (in the field of development from 1980 to 1996 and in research from 1996 to date), Dr. Raj has become an expert in his fields from local to international levels. For nearly a decade he served as the South Asia Coordinator of a global research program called National Cen... Read More

Prof. Elinor Sloan

Professor of International Relations, Carleton University

Elinor Sloan is Professor of International Relations at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. She teaches and writes in the areas of international security studies and strategic studies. Prior to joining academia in 2002, Prof Sloan was an officer in the Canadian Armed Forces and, later, a civilian... Read More

Prof. Shaul Mishal

Head of the Middle East Program, Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy & Strategy IDC Herzliya

Shaul Mishal is a professor at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzliya, Israel. He is the head of the Middle East Program at the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy at IDC, and the Brian Mulroney Professor of Government at Tel Aviv University. He founded and directed the Cente... Read More

Dr. Jeremy Taylor

Independent Consultant

Jeremy Taylor is an independent consultant specializing in Asian-African engagement, African political, risk and conflict analysis, peacebuilding, governance, and policy development. Previously employed in the NGO sector, Dr. Taylor worked in a number of African countries conducting research and imp... Read More

Prof. Ann Lee

Adjunct Professor of Economics and Finance at NYU

Ann Lee is an internationally recognized leading authority on China’s economic relations and an adjunct professor of economics and finance at New York University. She is also a former visiting professor at Peking University where she taught macroeconomics and financial derivatives. She consults wi... Read More

Tracy Wilson

Principal, OTH Analysis LLC

Tracy Wilson is the founder and principal of OTH Analysis LLC, a consulting company focused on fostering strategic foresight and catalyzing national security planning. He is also a Senior Analyst at Wikistrat. Read More

Prof. Navazio Michele

Project Manager, 3D Labs

Professor Navazio Michele was born in Italy and has lived throughout Europe. He carried out his studies at the University of Pisa, and earned his degree in Solid State Physics. Additionally, Prof. Michele worked in the field of Information & Communication Technologies in Europe and China, where ... Read More

Dr. John Akude

Lecturer of Political Science, University of Aachen

Dr. Akude started his career as a lecturer and research fellow at the Department of Political Science of the University of Cologne, Germany. He taught Courses on African Conflicts, Failed States, Conflict Management, International Political Economy, and New Wars. His research endeavors revolved arou... Read More

Dr. David K. Schneider

Associate Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Massachusetts Amherst

David K. Schneider is an Associate Professor of Chinese at University of Massachusetts Amherst. He teaches Chinese philosophy, political thought, literature and religion, and a seminar on diplomacy and Foreign Service. He is a former Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Foreign Commercial Service, ... Read More

Dr. Arolda Elbasani

Jean Monnet Research Fellow, ReligioWest, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS)

Dr. Arolda Elbasani's research interests lay at the intersection of European integration, democracy promotion, comparative democratization, accountability mechanisms, rule of law, nation and state-building, state-church relations, and Islam with a focus on Turkey and Southeastern Europe. Read More

Dr. Laura H. Kahn

Research Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University

Dr. Laura H. Kahn is a physician and research scholar with the Program on Science and Global Security at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University. In April 2006, she published Confronting Zoonoses, Linking Human and Veterinary Medicine in Emerging Infectiou... Read More

Dr. Fabio Indeo

Researcher at the Center for Energy Governance and Security, Hanyang University

Dr. Fabio Indeo is a Visiting Research Associate at the Center for Energy Governance and Security (EGS) at the Hanyang University in Seoul, South Korea. He is also an External Researcher at the University of Camerino (Italy), contributor of the Eurasian Business Dispatch and External Fellow Collabor... Read More

Prof. Bishnu Pathak

Professor of Human Security Studies, TRANSCEND Peace University

Transnational Professor Bishnu Pathak has devoted his life to exploring human rights and human Security. He is the creator of the Peace-Conflict Lifecycle, architect of the Human Security Studies, and the founder of the Principles of Process Documentation (End-to-End-Lifecycle) of any development pr... Read More

Dr. Francesco N. Moro

Research Fellow, University of Milan Bicocca

Francesco N. Moro is a Senior Analyst at Wikistrat. A Research Fellow in the Department of Sociology and Social Research of the University of Milan Bicocca, he is also an Adjunct Professor at LUISS Guido Carli in Roma. Francesco’s research focuses on collective violence, organized crime, defense a... Read More

Daniel Gutierrez

Data Scientist, AMULET Analytics

Daniel D. Gutierrez is a data science consultant specializing in machine learning to increase value in corporate data assets. He is also a big data journalist serving as Managing Editor for insideBIGDATA.com. Daniel is an educator, teaching courses in data science for large enterprises and universit... Read More

Jeffrey Itell

Lead in Wikistrat’s Analytic Community

Jeffrey Itell is a Lead Analyst for Wikistrat and a consultant on stabilization, reconstruction, counterinsurgency, governance, accountability and globalization. Previously, he led government accountability projects in Afghanistan (2009-2012), Germany (1983-1987) and the U.S., where he was instrumen... Read More

Dr. Dominik Tolksdorf

Independent Consultant

Dr. Dominik Tolksdorf is an independent consultant based in Washington, D.C. He is also a senior associate researcher at the Institute for European Studies in Brussels and a senior analyst for Wikistrat. Since 2006, he has worked for various research institutes, think tanks and universities in Europ... Read More

Dr. Mark Nelson

Consulting Chemical Engineer

Mark Nelson has more than 15 years of varied engineering and R&D experience; including work related to petrochemical plant design, photovoltaics, fuel cells, battery technologies, algae biofuels process development, gas sensor development for automotive emissions monitoring and explosives detect... Read More

Prof. Tahir Abbas

Professor of Sociology at Fatih University in Istanbul

Professor Tahir Abbas was a reader in Sociology and Director of the Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Culture at Birmingham University, and senior research officer at the Ministry of Justice and the Home Office in London. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and of the Muslim Institute in... Read More

Dr. Fidelis Etah Ewane

Professor of International Relations at the European University in Munich

Fidelis Etah Ewane is a geopolitical and development analyst based in Germany. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Freiburg and his regional expertise is sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East. He is presently a lecturer in International Relations and and had previously serv... Read More

Dr. Joel Sokolsky

Professor of Political Science, Royal Military College of Canada

Dr. Joel J. Sokolsky a professor of Political Science at the Royal Military College of Canada (RMCC). He is also a senior fellow at the Queen’s University Centre for International and Defence Policy and holds an appointment with the Queen’s Department of Political Studies. He has been the recipi... Read More

Dr. Claudia Hofmann

Director, Master of International Service (MIS), School of International Service, American University

Dr. Claudia Hofmann is the Director of the Master in International Service (MIS) program at the School of International Service at American University in Washington, DC. She oversees the MIS program’s curriculum, program planning, and development, and teaches graduate and executive courses in inte... Read More

Gary Hunt

Managing Director, TCLABZ llc

Gary Hunt is a strategy and technology executive with 25 years of experience as a consulting practice leader and C-level trusted adviser at Deloitte, IHS and Ventyx. He has deep domain knowledge in the energy vertical, disruptive innovation technology analysis, M&A, operations, and recurring rev... Read More

Dr. Benjamin Herscovitch

Research Manager, China Policy

Dr. Benjamin Herscovitch is a research manager at China Policy, a Beijing-based policy analysis and advisory firm. His research and commentary focus on Chinese foreign policy and Asia-Pacific security. Before joining CIS, Benjamin was a desk officer at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, wh... Read More

Dr. Smruti S. Pattanaik

Research Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analysis

Dr. Smruti S. Pattanaik is a research fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analysis (IDSA), New Delhi, where she specializes in South Asia. Dr. Pattanaik coordinates the Pakistan Project at the IDSA and is a member of its task force on neighbouring countries. She is a contributor to The ... Read More

Richard Bitzinger

Senior Fellow and Coordinator, Military Transformations Program at the S.Rajaratnam School of International Studies

Richard A. Bitzinger is a senior fellow and coordinator of the Military Transformations Program at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies. His work focuses on security and defense issues relating to the Asia-Pacific region, including military modernization and force transformation, region... Read More

Prof. Carl Wege

Professor of Political Science at the College of Coastal Georgia

Professor Wege worked in Washington D.C. with Research Services at the Library of Congress and began his teaching career at Brunswick College, part of the University of Georgia System (now called the College of Coastal Georgia), in September of 1989. He is now a tenured full professor at that instit... Read More

Dr. Raymond Stock

Shillman/Ginsburg Writing Fellow, Middle East Forum

An expert on Middle Eastern political affairs and cultural affairs, Raymond Stock lived in Cairo for 20 years (1990-2010). A former Guggenheim Fellow, with a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations (including ancient through modern studies) from the University of Pennsylvania, he has taugh... Read More

Dr. Barah Mikail

Senior Fellow at the Foundation for International Relations and External Dialogue (FRIDE)

Barah Mikaïl is an associate professor at Saint Louis University (Madrid Campus) and a Senior Researcher on geopolitics and security-related issues at the Foundation for International Relations and External Dialogue (FRIDE). He worked before as a senior researcher on Middle East and North Africa an... Read More

Dr. Bernardo Venturi

Consultant

Dr. Bernardo Venturi has more than 10 years of experience in the peacebuilding and conflict resolution sector as researcher, evaluator, trainer and program manager. He has published extensively on peace- and conflict-related issues, with particular attention to the Former Soviet area. Read More

Maj. Gen. (ret) Curtis Bedke

President, Bedke Concepts

Curtis M Bedke is a defense aerospace and federal science and technology expert with leadership experience in both the public and private sectors. As president of Bedke Concepts, he provides thoughtful, deliberate S&T strategy and policy analysis, combining creative, open-minded perspectives wit... Read More

Prof. Eamonn Gearon

Co-Founder & Managing Director, The Siwa Group

Professor Eamonn Gearon is a co-founder and partner at his consulting firm, The Siwa Group. His company trains USG officials from the Department of State, Department of Defense and other agencies concerned with North Africa and the greater Middle East, as well as private sector clients. A professori... Read More

Dr. Sohail Mahmood

Associate Dean and Head of the Department of International Relations, Preston University, Islamabad, Pakistan

Dr. Sohail Mahmood is an Independent Political Analyst and has published in the fields of international politics, governance and development. He specializes in the Politics of South Asia and the Middle East, and global issues. Read More

Dr. Salvatore Moccia

Director of External and International Affairs, Catholic University of Valencia

Dr. Salvatore Moccia has professional experience as a Lieutenant Colonel an officer in the Italian Army, as an entrepreneur and business consultant (sole proprietor of his strategic management consulting firm), as a Professor of Management), and as a manager in the higher education sector (Assistant... Read More

Dr. Nir T. Boms

Research fellow at the Moshe Dayan Center of Tel Aviv University

Dr. Boms is research fellow at Moshe Dayan Center at Tel Aviv University where he coordinates the TAU Workshop in Israel and the Middle East. He is also a fellow at the International Center for Counter Terrorism in Hertzeliya. Dr. Boms is a member of the board of the Institute for Monitoring peace a... Read More

Dr. H. Akın Ünver

Assistant Professor of International Relations, Kadir Has University

Akin Unver is an assistant professor of International Relations at Kadir Has University, specializing in energy politics, conflict psychology and radicalization sociologies. In addition, he studies discourse theory, Regional Security Complex Theory and psychoanalytical approaches to decision-making ... Read More

Dr. Robert Pauly Jr.

Asscociate Professor of International Development, The University of Southern Mississippi

Dr. Robert J. Pauly Jr. is an Associate Professor of International Development at The University of Southern Mississippi. His research interests focus broadly on the fields of US foreign policy, national security and homeland security, with an emphasis on American policy toward the states of the Gre... Read More

Dr. James Hentz

Professor and Chair, Department of International Studies and Political Science, Virginia Military Institute

Dr. Hentz is Professor and Chair of the Department of International Studies and Political Science at the Virginia Military Institute. He is editor-in-chief of the Taylor & Francis/Routledge quarterly journal African Security. He is currently revising his manuscript, The Nature of War in Africa, ... Read More

Gary Sands

Managing Director, Highway West Capital Advisors

Gary Sands is a Managing Director at Highway West Capital Advisors, a venture capital, project finance and political risk advisory. Mr. Sands previously worked as a Vice President for Shell Capital and ABB Structured Finance, and as a Senior Investment Officer for the U.S. Overseas Private Investmen... Read More

Prof. Noel T. Tarrazona

International Journalist and Graduate School Lecturer

Professor Noel T. Tarrazona is a freelance international journalist covering major issues in Southeast Asia focusing on the Philippines. He has reported for Channel News Asia Television in Singapore, Link Asia TV in San Francisco, New Canadian Media in Ottawa, Asia Times Online in Hongkong, ASSIST N... Read More

Rear Admiral (ret) Dr. Sanatan Kulshrestha

Senior Fellow, New Westminster College Canada

Dr. Kulshrestha is an alumnus of Jodhpur University with a Gold Medal in Solid State Physics in his post graduation. He served in the Indian Navy from 1975 till 2011. He contributes regularly to defense journals on maritime issues and defense technology. He is a published author and a keynote / ple... Read More

Dr. Deo Dhakal

Political Activist

Dr. Dhakal is a political activist campaigning the cause of human rights and democracy in Bhutan and works with the public finance management group based at the Duke Center for International Development of the Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University. Dr. Dhakal is a refugee, leader of the B... Read More

Iro Aghedo

Lecturer in the Department of Political Science, University of Benin

Iro Aghedo is a lecturer in the Department of Political Science, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria. He was educated at the Universities of Ibadan and Benin in Nigeria, and the College of North-West London and the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London in the United Kingd... Read More

Col. (Ret) Norvell DeAtkine

Consultant, Department of Defense

Colonel (ret) DeAtkine spent nearly 9 years of his 30 year military career in the Middle East as a military attache, student or political military officer. After retirement he taught for 18 years as the Middle East seminar director at the John F Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School. Read More

Doug Brooks

Consultant on Private Sector Stability Operations

Doug Brooks is recognized as a paramount thought leader in the stability operations space. He founded and developed the International Stability Operations Association (ISOA), the world’s leading private sector association focused on advancing the global role of the industry in supporting internati... Read More

David Hamon

Principal, Aquia Analytica & VP, Economic Warfare Institute

David Hamon specializes in policy analysis on new and emerging international security challenges, finding solutions for difficult problems facing governments. His professional highlights include Founding Director of the Banyan Analytics Institute, Director for Strategic Research and Dialogues for th... Read More

Andrew K.P. Leung

Chairman, Andrew Leung International Consultants

Mr. Leung is a well-acclaimed international and independent China strategist with more than 40 years close interface with China in a variety of capacities. Before founding his consultancy firm, he was Hong Kong's de facto "ambassador" to the U.K. and 14 European countries. He gives st... Read More

Patricia DeGennaro

Geopolitical Risk Analyst

Patricia DeGennaro is a geopolitical adviser for the U.S. Army and an adjunct professor of international security at New York University’s Department of International Relations. She recently completed a Franklin Fellowship at the United States Agency for International Development in the Office of ... Read More

Dr. Ariel Cohen

Director, Center for Energy, Natural Resources and Geopolitics (CENRG) at the Institute for Analysis of Global Security (IAGS)

Ariel Cohen, L.L.B., Ph.D. is an internationally renowned expert on energy policy, with a particular focus on Russia/Eurasia, Eastern and Central Europe, and the Middle East. He is the Director of The Center for Energy, Natural Resources and Geopolitics (CENRG) at the Institute for Analysis of Globa... Read More

Dr. Andrew Liaropoulos

Assistant Professor, Department of International and European Studies, University of Piraeus

Dr. Andrew N. Liaropoulos is an Assistant Professor at the University of Piraeus, Department of International and European Studies, Greece. He also teaches in the Joint Military Intelligence College, the National Security College, the Air War College and the Naval Staff Command College. His research... Read More

Dr. Stephen Blank

Senior Fellow at the American Foreign Policy Council in Washington

Dr. Stephen Blank is a Senior Fellow at the American Foreign Policy Council in Washington. From 1989-2013 he was a Professor of Russian National Security Studies at the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College in Pennsylvania. Dr. Blank has been Professor of National Security Affairs... Read More

Capt. (ret) Eric Stilwell

Consultant for Business Processes, Transportation and Logistics

Eric Stilwell uniquely combines over three decades of US Navy experience in maritime operations and national security with an undergraduate discipline of agricultural production, economics and marketing. His expertise and experience lends itself to real Sustainable Security with a civil, military, a... Read More

Dr. Gal Luft

Co-Director, Institute for the Analysis of Global Security

Gal Luft is co-director of the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security (IAGS). He is an adviser to the United States Energy Security Council and Co-chairman of the Global Forum on Energy Security in Beijing. He specializes in strategy, geopolitics, terrorism, energy security, natural resources... Read More

Dr. Ana Belén Soage

Lecturer & Researcher In Middle East politics

Ana Belén Soage holds a Ph.D. in Middle Eastern Studies. She is now based in Madrid, where she teaches Politics of the Middle East at Suffolk University. Dr. Soage has published multiple articles, book reviews and book chapters on issues related to Political Islam, both in the Muslim world and in t... Read More

Dr. Emmanuel Karagiannis

Senior Lecturer, Department of Defence Studies, King's College London

Dr. Karagiannis works as a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Defence Studies of King's College London. He is a Research Affiliate of the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism at the University of Maryland in the United States. He has worked as an academic ... Read More

Dr. Patrick Garry

Professor of Law, University of South Dakota

Dr. Garry is the author of a dozen books and hundreds of articles. His books have won numerous book awards, and his scholarly and academic articles have been widely cited and reprinted in many reference works and encyclopedias. Garry is the founder and first director of the Hagemann Center for Legal... Read More

Capt. (ret) Paul Danner

Managing Director, Destiny Partners Worldwide

Capt. (ret) Paul Danner is the managing director of Destiny Partners Worldwide, a global business consultancy that provides a diverse range of expertise, delivered by a team of more than a dozen seasoned professionals, for clients in North America, Asia, South America Europe and Africa. Captain Dann... Read More

Prof. Dick Crowell

Associate Professor

Dick Crowell is an associate professor of joint military operations at the U.S. Naval War College (USNWC) in Newport, Rhode Island. He has authored monographs on information operations, cyberspace operations and hybrid warfare. Professor Crowell is a retired naval aviator with more than 30 years of ... Read More

Amb. Al Maamoun Keita

Advisor at Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bamako, Mali

Ambassador Al Maamoun Keita is a career diplomat concerned about Africa's policies, particularly democratic governance, conflicts and security challenges, and sustainable development in Mali and the Sahel region. Al Maamoun Keita was the Mali Ambassador in Washington, D.C (2012-2014), Secretary... Read More

Matthew RJ Brodsky

Middle East, U.S. Foreign Policy, and Geopolitical Analyst, Washington DC

Matthew RJ Brodsky is a Middle East expert. Previously, he was the Director of Policy for the Washington D.C.-based Jewish Policy Center (JPC) think tank and the editor of the JPC's journal, inFOCUS Quarterly. He has briefed and advised members of Congress, the Department of State, the Departm... Read More

Dr. Michael Sharnoff

Middle East Specialist

Dr. Sharnoff has spent the past ten years studying the Middle East and has lived in three major world capitals. He also lectures on strategic issues in the Middle East at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. He has congressional experience on Capitol Hill, worked at influential policy centers in Washing... Read More

Dr. Ivan Dinev Ivanov

Assistant Professor

Dr. Ivan Dinev Ivanov has taught at the University of Cincinnati, Georgetown College and Muskingum University. His primary areas of teaching and research interests are international relations and comparative politics with a focus on international security, inter-organizational cooperation, alliances... Read More

Dr. Thomas PM Barnett

Chief Analyst, Wikistrat.

Thomas PM Barnett is Wikistrat’s chief analyst, partner at Barnett Consulting LLP and contributes columns and commentaries to World Politics Review, Esquire (where he is also a contributing editor), and Time magazine, in addition to his own influential Globlogization site. Read More

Dr. Minxin Pei

Director of the Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies

Dr. Minxin Pei was an adjunct senior associate in the Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment. Today, he is the Tom and Margot Pritzker ‘72 Professor of Government and the director of the Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies at Claremont McKenna College. His research focuses on democ... Read More

Dr. Marvin Weinbaum

Scholar-in-Residence, Middle East Institute.

Dr. Weinbaum, currently scholar-in-Residence at the Middle East Institute, was an Afghanistan and Pakistan analyst at the Bureau of Intelligence Research at the US Department of State. He is currently Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois, where he previously directed the Program in South... Read More

Dr. Itamara Lochard

Senior Researcher, International Security Studies, Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy

Dr. Itamara Lochard is a Senior Researcher of International Security Studies at the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, a certified mediator and U.S. Department of Defense Information Operations expert. Her work has been featured at various NATO and UN-sponsored fora as well as at the Office of ... Read More

Maj. Gen. (ret) Michael Jones

Management Consultant for The SPECTRUM Group

Maj. Gen. (ret) Michael Jones last active duty assignment was as the Chief of Staff, U.S. Central Command responsible for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and U.S. military activity in the Middle East and Southwest Asia. Previously he had served as the Director of Operations for U.S. Central Command... Read More

Dr. Dmitri Trenin

Director of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Moscow Center.

Dr. Dmitri Trenin is director of the Moscow Center of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Previously he has been a Senior Research Fellow at the NATO Defense College and a fellow at the Institute of Europe. Prior to 1993, he had served in the Soviet and Russian armed forces, including pa... Read More

Dr. Bibhu Prasad Routray

Security Analyst, Consultant and Columnist

Dr. Bibhu Prasad Routray is a Singapore-based Security Analyst, consultant and Columnist. As a security analyst, Dr. Routray has worked in think tanks and also in the Government of India. He headed the Institute for Conflict Management in Guwahati and served as a Deputy Director in the National Secu... Read More

Dr. John T. Hanley Jr.

Former Director for Strategy in the Office of the ODNI

In March 2012, Dr. John Hanley retired from the U.S. government where he served as Director for Strategy in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. He has also served in a broad range of positions in the Department of Defense and in the private sector relating to strategic assessment, s... Read More

Dr. Robert Worley

Senior Fellow at Johns Hopkins University Center for Advanced Governmental Studies

Worley has been involved in the study and practice of American national security since 1967. His analytic career began at RAND’s Strategy Assessment Center and continued at the Institute for Defense Analyses’ Joint. He is a Senior Scientist, at System Studies & Simulation Inc., where he prov... Read More

Dr. Richard Weitz

Director of the Center for Political-Military Analysis and Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute.

Dr. Richard Weitz is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for Political-Military Analysis at the Hudson Institute. He is also a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Project on National Security Reform and the Center for a New American Security.
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Dr. Daniel S. Hamilton

Director at the Center for Transatlantic Relations

Dr. Daniel Hamilton is the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Professor and Director of the Center for Transatlantic Relations, named in annual surveys conducted by the University of Pennsylvania as the 6th leading “Global Go To University Think Tank” in 2011. He has held a variety of senior posi... Read More

Dr. James Joyner

Managing Editor at the Atlantic Council of the United States.

Dr. James Joyner is Managing Editor at the Atlantic Council of the United States. He has previously worked as a management analyst at the Defense Information Systems Agency, managing editor of Strategic Insights, a journal of the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Contemporary Conflict, and ta... Read More

Dr. Anne-Marie Slaughter

Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University

Dr. Anne-Marie Slaughter is the Bert G. Kerstetter ’66 University Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University. From 2009 to 2011 she served as Director of Policy Planning for the United States Department of State, the first woman to hold that position.
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Ambassador David J. Smith

Director of the Potomac Institute Cyber Center

Ambassador David J. Smith has had a distinguished career in defense and foreign affairs, he is an expert on international security issues, and in recent years has focused on the emerging field of cyber security. In 2012, he became Director of the Potomac Institute Cyber Center. President George H. W... Read More

Dr. Michael Rubin

Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute; Senior Lecturer, Naval Postgraduate School

Dr. Michael Rubin’s major research area is the Middle East, with special focus on Iran, Iraq, Turkey, and Kurdish society. He also writes frequently on transformative diplomacy and governance issues. Read More

Dr. Yawei Liu

Director, China Program at the Carter Center

Yawei Liu is the Director of the China Program at the Carter Center. He has written numerous articles on China’s political developments and grassroots democracy and is the editor of the China Elections and Governance Web site. Yawei taught American history at Georgia Perimeter College from 1996 th... Read More

Dr. Parag Khanna

Senior Fellow at New America Foundation

Dr. Parag Khanna is a Senior Non-Resident Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations, Research Fellow in the American Strategy Program at the New America Foundation, a think tank based in Washington, D.C. and Director of the Hybrid Reality Institute. He is the author of How to Run the World... Read More

Dr. Ehsan Ahrari

Defense consultant and independent strategic analyst.

Dr. Ehsan Ahrari is a defense consultant and independent strategic analyst. He previously served as Professor of National Security and Strategy at the National Defense University’s Joint Forces Staff College and Professor of West Asian Studies at the US Air War College. He also frequently lectures... Read More

Dr. Soner Cagaptay

Director at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy

Dr. Soner Cagaptay has more than ten years of experience in academia and of professional work dealing with Turkey, the Balkans and other international issues. He is also a Senior Fellow and Director at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy’s Turkey Research Program.
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Dr. Paul Twomey

Founder of Argo [email protected]

Dr. Paul Twomey is the founder of Argo [email protected], and a member, and former Chairman, of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Future of the Internet, and a member of the board of the Atlantic Council of the United States and of the Advisory Board of the United Nations’ Digital He... Read More

Dr. Shmuel Bar

Director of Studies at the Institute of Policy and Strategy

Shmuel Bar is Director of Studies at the Institute of Policy and Strategy in Herzliya, Israel and on the steering team of the annual “Herzliya Conference”. Bar served for thirty years in the Israeli government, first in the IDF Intelligence and then in the Israeli Office of the Prime Minister. Read More

Prof. Allison Stanger

Professor of International Politics and Economics, Middlebury College

Prof. Allison Stanger is the Russell Leng ’60 Professor of International Politics and Economics and Chair of the Political Science Department at Middlebury College. She has served as an expert advisor to the Office of the Secretary of State and is also a regular contributor to Global Public Square... Read More

Lt. Col. (ret) William Hagestad II

Expert on the Chinese Army & Government Information Warfare

Lt. Col. (ret) William Hagestad II is an internationally recognized subject matter expert on the Chinese People’s Liberation Army & Government Information Warfare. He advises with regard to their internal IT security governance and external security policies. Read More

Colonel (Ret.) Greg Gardner

Deputy CIO, Director for National Intelligence

Colonel (Ret.) Greg Gardner leverages his decades of government service and IT experience to provide all aspects of defense-focused support. Greg previously served as the Deputy Chief Information Officer (DCIO) for the Intelligence Community (IC).
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James M. Dorsey

Senior Fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies

Mr. Dorsey is an Expert in Wikistrat’s Analytic Community
James Dorsey is a Singapore-based Research Fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, and also a columnist for many publications over the years. His career in journalism and consulting has spanned almost four decade... Read More

John Sitilides

Principal at Trilogy Advisors LLC

John Sitilides has twenty years of experience as a government relations and international affairs. He is a Principal at Trilogy Advisors LLC in McLean, specializes in government relations and international affairs, working with former Members of Congress on environmental regulatory, private property... Read More

Alex Vatanka

Adjunct Scholar, Middle East Institute in Washington, D.C.

Alex Vatanka is an Adjunct Scholar in the Middle East Institute in Washington, D.C. and has been the US-based Senior Middle East Analyst at IHS Jane’s. He joined IHS Jane’s in London in April 2001 and has been the managing editor of Jane’s Islamic Affairs Analyst (jiaa.janes.com) and Jane’s... Read More

Michael Barrett

Mr. Barrett is an Expert in Wikistrat’s Analytic Community

Michael Barrett is co-founder and partner at Diligent Innovations. He is a national security and risk management expert with senior strategy-development experience for the White House, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Secretary of Defense. He has founded two successful strategy consulting firms wi... Read More

Benjamin Shobert

Founder & Managing Director of Rubicon Strategy Group

Benjamin Shobert is the founder and managing director of Rubicon Strategy Group, which offers strategic consultation for Western Corporations looking to expand operations into Asia. He is also the current Director of MLA. Before that, Mr. Shobert served as Managing Director for Teleos, Inc. providin... Read More

Matthew McLean

Founder and President of Endsight Consulting

Matthew McLean is the founder and president of Endsight Consulting. He has over 20 years of US foreign policy and government contracting experience. Prior to entering the private sector, he was chief of staff and vice president of the Millenium Challenge Corporation, a staff member of the House Inte... Read More

Brig. (ret.) Arun Sahgal

Independent Consultant at the Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies.

Brigadier Arun Sahgal (retired) is an independent consultant at the Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies, and served in the Indian Army for over 36 years. He has a Master of Science in Defence Studies and a Ph.D in Defence and Strategic Studies, and served as the Director of the Office of Net As... Read More

Dr. Daniel Pipes

President, Middle East Forum.

Daniel Pipes is President of the Middle East Forum and the Taube distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University. He has previously taught at the University of Chicago, Harvard University, the Naval War College, and Pepperdine University. He has also served as vice cha... Read More

Dr. Banning Garrett

Director of the Asia Program at the Atlantic Council of the United States

Dr. Banning Garrett is the director of the Asia Program at the Atlantic Council of the United States. He is also the director of the Strategic Foresight Initiative, which works with the National Intelligence Council on their quadrennial long-term assessments. He has previously directed programs for ... Read More

Dr. Jeffrey Mankoff

Deputy Director, of the Russia and Eurasia Program at CSIS

Jeffrey Mankoff is deputy director and fellow with the CSIS Russia and Eurasia Program, and an adjunct professor of security studies at Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. During 2010–2011 he was a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow based in ... Read More

Dr. Timo Koivurova

Director of the Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law

Dr. Timo Koivurova is a Research Professor and the Director of the Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law at the University of Lapland. He is also a Docent of International Law at the Faculty of Law, Economics and Business Administration at the University of Eastern Finland, and at th... Read More

Dr. Mark Galeotti

Professor of Global Affairs at New York University

Dr. Mark Galeotti has been researching Russian history and security issues since the late 1980s. Educated at Cambridge University and the LSE, he is now Clinical Professor of Global Affairs at New York University’s Center for Global Affairs and an associate member of NYU’s History and Russian &a... Read More

Dr. Philip Steinberg

Professor of Geography at Florida State University

Dr. Philip Steinberg is Professor of Geography at Florida State University. His research focuses on oceans and islands and their implications for modern notions of sovereignty, identity, place, and mobility.
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Captain (Ret.) Scott M. Stanley

Adjunct Instructor at the University of Colorado

A retired naval intelligence officer, Mr. Stanley is an adjunct instructor at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs where he teaches a rotation of online courses in National Security Intelligence. Read More

Ambassador Robert G. Loftis

Former U.S. Ambassador

Ambassador Robert Loftis served as United States ambassador to the Kingdom of Lesotho from September 2001 to July 2004, where he focused on the promotion of democratic institutions, economic and trade development, and the fight against HIV/AIDS. He also served as deputy chief of mission in Maputo, d... Read More

Dr. Benedetta Berti

Research Fellow at the Institute for National Security Studies

Dr. Benedetta Berti is a research fellow specializing in terrorism and political violence in the Middle East at the Institute for National Security Studies. She focuses specifically on political integration of armed groups, democratization, social movements and civil society, as well as Palestinian,... Read More

Oriana Skylar Mastro

Fellow at the Center for a New American Security

Oriana Skylar Mastro is a Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Ms. Mastro is also a doctoral candidate in the Politics department at Princeton University, where she focuses on military operations and strategy, war termination, and Northeast Asia and China in particular. Read More

Dr. Nicholas Beecroft

Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr Nicholas Beecroft is a Consultant Psychiatrist who has spent 25 years exploring the worlds of Medicine, Psychiatry, Business, Leadership, International Relations, Politics, the Military and Spirituality. He created the Future of Western Civilization Series of interviews with visionary leaders. He... Read More

Prof. Efraim Karsh

Professor of Middle East and Mediterranean Studies at King’s College London

Prof. Efraim Karsh is a Research Professor of Middle East and Mediterranean Studies at King’s College London and a Principal Research Fellow at the Middle East Forum (Philadelphia). From 1994 to 2010 he served as Founding Director of King’s College London Middle East & Mediterranean Studies ... Read More

Dr. Lowell Bautista

Research Fellow at ANCORS

Dr. Lowell Bautista is a Research Fellow at the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS). He is a lawyer with over ten years of experience in legal and policy research, litigation and consultancy. His areas of research include territorial and maritime boundary issues in t... Read More

Michael Tanji

Intelligence and Security Consultant

Michael Tanji spent nearly 20 years in the US intelligence community. Trained in both SIGINT and HUMINT disciplines he has worked at the Defense Intelligence Agency, the National Security Agency, and the National Reconnaissance Office. Read More

David Michaelis

Senior Consultant at INTERNEWS

Michaelis has produced and directed documentaries on social-political issues for the BBC Channel 4 in the UK, and for ARD and ZDF in Germany. From 1972-1973 he served as a news editor for ARD in London and from 1979-1980 in Washington, D.C. In 1987 he joined Internews Network, a U.S.-based internati... Read More

Dr. Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Senior Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross is an American counter-terrorism expert and attorney living in Washington D.C.[1] He is the Director of the Center for the Study of Terrorist Radicalization at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a Washington-based think tank. He frequently consults on counter-terroris... Read More

Dr. Alan Reed

President/CEO, Veregister Corporation

Dr. Reed is the President and CEO of the Veregister Corporation, where he specializes in renewable energy infrastructure. He is also Emeritus Professor of Public Administration at the University of New Mexico, where he has taught for almost 40 years. Academically renown in the Western United States,... Read More

Garet J. Moravec

Director at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Corporation

Garet Moravec is the director of Cyber and Information Assurance for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics’ $300B Joint Strike Fighter (F-35) Program. He is responsible for the overall scope, technical direction, and guidance of the F-35 cyber and Information Assurance (IA) Integrated Product Team. Read More

Dr. Alexander Joffe

Research Scholar at the Institute for Jewish and Community

Dr. Alexander Joffe is a Research Scholar at the Institute for Jewish and Community Research at San Francisco. His work combines biblical archaeology/history, international politics, and the role of culture. In the last 30 years, he has supervised and directed archeological fieldwork in Israel and N... Read More

Dr. Robert McCreight

Senior Consultant with Global Concepts & Communications

Robert McCreight is a Senior Consultant with Global Concepts & Communications, LLC. He has over 35 years experience in the State Department working on global security, arms control, intelligence operations, biowarfare, nuclear weaponry, counter-terrorism, emergency humanitarian missions and POLM... Read More

Lisa Daftari

Award-winning Journalist

Lisa Daftari is an award-winning journalist with expertise in the Middle East, specifically in counter-terrorism, Iran and the Iranian American community. Presently, she appears as a guest commentator on the Fox News Channel, and frequently appears on shows such as Fox & Friends, Happening Now, ... Read More

John Larkin

Public Relations Consultant

John Larkin has been a journalist and corporate communications specialist for the last 20 years. He was a political journalist in Australia up until he relocated to Asia to write as a foreign correspondent, working for such publications as Time Magazine in South Korea and the Wall Street Journal in ... Read More

Chip Morgan

Managing Partner for Information Services Bureau

Chip Morgan serves as Managing Partner for Information Services Bureau an information research and data analysis firm. As a published Information Security industry analyst, Mr. Morgan’s analysis papers explain patterns and consequences of business transactions and interactions in the Information S... Read More

Prof. Teresita Cruz-del Rosario

Associate Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

Prof. Teresita Cruz-del Rosario has a long-standing interest and experience in development, devoting her professional career to analyzing and solving the problems confronting the developing world through academia and public administration. Aside serving with the Philippino Government’s Ministry of... Read More

Dr. Ryusuke Masuoka

Senior fellow at the Center for International Public Policy Studies

Dr. Ryusuke Masuoka is on Cyber Security Policies as a senior fellow at the Center for International Public Policy Studies in Nihonbashi, Tokyo. He is also a part-time lecturer of Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences, the University of Tokyo in Japan. Since joining Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. in 1... Read More

Dr. Jorge Benitez

Director of NATOSource

Dr. Jorge Benitez is the director of NATOSource and a senior fellow in the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security. He specializes in NATO and transatlantic relations, European politics, and US national security. Read More

Dr. Randall Doyle

Professor of East Asian History at Mid-Michigan Community College

Professor Doyle’s primary focus as a researcher, teacher and scholar has been the Asia-Pacific region. He has lived, studied and worked in Asia, Australia, Europe and North America during his academic career and taught at universities in China, South Korea, Japan and Okinawa. Read More

Dr. Daniel McIntosh

Associate Professor at Slippery Rock University

Dr. Daniel McIntosh is an Associate Professor at Slippery Rock University in the department of Political Science. He specializes in international relations and global security issues and a member of the International Studies Association, the Association of Former Intelligence Officers, and the Inter... Read More

Dr. Nathan Black

Research Fellow at Harvard University

Nathan Black is a research fellow at Harvard University. He is a Predoctoral Fellow in the International Security Program at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and recently received a Ph.D. in Political Science from MIT.
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August Cole

Adjunct Fellow at the American Security Project

August Cole is a writer and analyst specializing in national security issues. He divides his time between fiction and non-fiction projects, drawing on his experience covering the defense sector as a journalist. His work regularly explores larger narratives about the nature of U.S. power in the 21st ... Read More

Doug Hanchard

President of Rapid Response Consulting

Doug Hanchard is the President of Rapid Response Consulting. He was the US Southern Command’s Social Media—Imagery Mapping Advisor for the Haiti Earthquake. Mr. Hanchard is also the author of four white papers regarding security and wireless defense technology applications and over 700 articles ... Read More

Dr. Bruce Abramson

Practice leader of the Intellectual Advisory Services Group

Dr. Abramson is a Partner and Practice leader at the Intellectual Property Advisory Services Group. His work combines expertise in valuation, strategy, technology assessment, and competitive analysis with experience in patents, copyrights, trade secrets, standards, competitive effects, and licenses. Read More

Andrew Small

Fellow with the Asia Program at the German Marshall Fund

Andrew Small is a transatlantic fellow with the Asia program at the German Marshall Fund of the United States since 2006. He previously worked as the director of the Foreign Policy Centre’s Beijing office; and as a visiting fellow at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Read More

Dr. Rebecca Molloy

Counter Terrorism Expert at West Point

Dr. Molloy holds a PhD in Middle Eastern studies (Arabic language) from New York University. She taught Arabic as an adjunct assistant professor at NYU and Queens College (SUNY). Research interests and expertise involve Jihadi ideology, counter-terrorism research, medieval Arabic linguistic theory, ... Read More

Robert Johnson

Program Manager at Abrams Learning and Information Systems

Robert Johnson served in various positions in the American Army including as the Director of Joint Special Projects and as the Chief of the Future Warfare Division at the Army Capabilities Integration Center. Mr. Johnson is now the Program Manager at Abrams Learning and Information Systems, a small ... Read More

Dr. Amr Al Azm

Professor of Middle East History and Anthropology

Dr. Amr Al Azm is an associate professor of Middle East history and anthropology at Shawnee State University in Ohio. He has taught at the University of Damascus (1999-2006) and served Dean of University Requirements at the Arab European University (2005-2006). He is also a keen observer of Middle E... Read More

John Kapinos

Chief’s Office of Research and Support at the Fairfax County Police Department

John Kapinos serves as the Strategic Planner, Chief’s Office of Research and Support, with the Fairfax County Police Department (FCPD) in Virginia, where he was appointed in 2005. He joined the FCPD after retiring as a Lieutenant for the Montgomery County Police Department (Maryland), where he ser... Read More

Prof. Ross Harrison

Professor of International Affairs at Georgetown University

Professor Harrison is Professor in the Practice of International Affairs and Chair of the International Commerce and Business concentration in the MSFS program in the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. His particular research interests center around the pedagogy of strategy, a... Read More

David Isenberg

Technical Writer, Project Support Services

David Isenberg is an independent, Washington-D.C. based analyst and writer on military, foreign policy, national and international security issues and the author of Shadow Force: Private Security Contractors in Iraq. Read More

Dr. Gregory Bodeker

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 ChicagoBoyz.net blog, where he h... 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 zenpundit.com blog

Mark Safranski’s zenpundit.com 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

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

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 M. Cutler

Senior Researcher at the Institute of European, Russian and European Studies, Carleton University

Dr. Robert Cutler is the Senior Researcher at the Institute of European, Russian & Eurasian Studies, at Carleton University in 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... 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

Researcher

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 WorldThreats.com, National Security Advisor at Christian Action Network

Ryan Mauro is the chief editor and founder of WorldThreats.com, 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

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Prof. Houchang Hassan-Yari

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