Featured Contributors


  • Chas Freeman

    Chas Freeman

    Chief Interpreter, U.S. President Richard Nixon's 1972 visit to China
  • Christine Allison

    Christine Allison

    Author, The Yezidi Oral Tradition in Iraqi Kurdistan
  • Clovis Maksoud

    Clovis Maksoud

    Ambassador to the United Nations, League of Arab States (1979-1990)
  • Dakin Sloss

    Dakin Sloss

    Co-founder and CEO, Tachyus
  • Dalia Mogahed

    Dalia Mogahed

    Former Advisor to U.S. President Barack Obama, The White House
  • Daniel Bolger

    Daniel Bolger

    Retired Army Lieutenant General, United States Military
  • Daniel Freifeld

    Daniel Freifeld

    Founder, Callaway Capital Management
  • David Shinn

    David Shinn

    Former U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia and Burkina Faso
  • David Kilcullen

    David Kilcullen

    Chief Strategist, Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism, U.S. State Department (2005-2006)
  • Deepak Kapur

    Deepak Kapur

    India National PolioPlus Chair, Rotary International
  • Dennis Ross

    Dennis Ross

    Former U.S. Mideast Envoy for President Barack Obama (2009-2011)
  • Dmitri Trenin

    Dmitri Trenin

    Soviet and Russian Armed Forces (1972-1993)
  • Douglass Cassel

    Douglass Cassel

    Legal Advisor, United Nations Commission on the Truth for El Salvador
  • Duncan Wood

    Duncan Wood

    Director, Mexico Institute, The Wilson Center
  • Emile Nakhleh

    Emile Nakhleh

    Founder, Political Islam Strategic Analysis Program, CIA
  • Emmanuel Martin

    Emmanuel Martin

    Executive Director, Economic Studies Europe
  • Etienne Krug

    Etienne Krug

    Director, World Health Organization's Department for Management of Noncommunicable Diseases, Disability, Violence and Injury Prevention
    • Haiyun Ma

      Haiyun Ma

      Former task force leader, minority welfare in China
    • Herman J. Cohen

      Herman J. Cohen

      Former United States Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs
    • Hernando De Soto

      Hernando De Soto

      President and Founder, Institute for Liberty and Democracy (Time 100, 2004)
    • Ian Bremmer

      Ian Bremmer

      President, Eurasia Group
    • Imtiaz Gul

      Imtiaz Gul

      Executive Director, Centre for Research and Security Studies, Pakistan
    • James Dobbins

      James Dobbins

      Senior Fellow, RAND Corporation
    • James Chin

      James Chin

      Professor and Head of School, Monash University, Malaysia
    • James Love

      James Love

      Recipient, 2013 Pioneer Award from the Electronic Frontier Foundation
    • Jay Batongbacal

      Jay Batongbacal

      Member of team that defended the Philippines' claim to a continental shelf beyond the Benham Rise Region, 2009
    • Jeff Miron

      Jeff Miron

      Senior Lecturer, Department of Economics, Harvard University
    • Jennifer Murtazashvili

      Jennifer Murtazashvili

      Professor, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh
    • Jiang Weiping

      Jiang Weiping

      Winner of 2001 International Press Freedom Award, Committee to Protect Journalists
    • John Connor

      John Connor

      CEO, The Climate Institute
    • John Tirman

      John Tirman

      Executive Director and Principal Research Scientist, Center for International Studies, MIT
    • Jon K. Andrus

      Jon K. Andrus

      Deputy Director, Pan American Health Organization, World Health Organization
    • Joseph Margulies

      Joseph Margulies

      Lawyer Representing Abu Zubaydah
    • Joseph Nye

      Joseph Nye

      Former Dean, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
    • Joshua Foust

      Joshua Foust

      Former Senior Intelligence Analyst, United States military
    • Julian Savulescu

      Julian Savulescu

      Director, Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, Oxford University
    • Julio Montaner

      Julio Montaner

      President, International Aids Society (2008-2010)
    • Khaled Salih

      Khaled Salih

      Vice Chancellor, University of Kurdistan Hewler
    • Khaled Salih

      Khaled Salih

      Advisor to Kurdish negotiators for the drafting of the permanent constitution of Iraq
    • Kjell Anderson

      Kjell Anderson

      Researcher, Netherlands Institute for War, Holocaust, and Genocide Studies (NIOD)
    • Kristinn Hrafnsson

      Kristinn Hrafnsson

      Spokesperson, WikiLeaks
    • Lavinia Limon

      Lavinia Limon

      President & CEO, U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants
    • Lawrence Wilkerson

      Lawrence Wilkerson

      Former Chief of Staff, Secretary of State Colin Powell
    • Lian Pin Koh

      Lian Pin Koh

      Founding Director, Conservation Drones
    • Lincoln Mitchell

      Lincoln Mitchell

      Associate, Arnold A. Saltzman Institute for War and Peace Studies at Columbia University
    • Li Qiang

      Li Qiang

      Executive Director, China Labor Watch
    • Loch Johnson

      Loch Johnson

      Assistant, Senator Frank Church, "Church Committee," 1975
    • Louise Arbour

      Louise Arbour

      United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (2004-2008)
    • Luigi Palombi

      Luigi Palombi

      Intellectual Property Lawyer, Patent Law Expert
    • Luis Moreno Ocampo

      Luis Moreno Ocampo

      Former Prosecutor, International Criminal Court (2003-2012)
    • Nader Hashemi

      Nader Hashemi

      Director, Center for Middle East Studies, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver
    • Nadine Kaslow

      Nadine Kaslow

      President, American Psychological Association
    • Nadir Atash

      Nadir Atash

      Former Senior Adviser to the Ministry of Transportation in Afghanistan
    • Nandan Nilekani

      Nandan Nilekani

      Rank of cabinet minister, Government of India
    • Nihad Awad

      Nihad Awad

      Executive Director, Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)
    • Novi Anggriani

      Novi Anggriani

      Program Officer, Indonesia, The Asia Foundation
    • Osman Can

      Osman Can

      Reporting Judge, Turkish Constitutional Court
        • Victor Cha

          Victor Cha

          Director for Asian Affairs, National Security Council, The White House (2004-2007)
        • Wael Haddara

          Wael Haddara

          Former Senior Adviser to former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi (2011-2013)
          • Yuan Wang

            Yuan Wang

            Researcher, Jet Propulsion Lab, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
          • Yukon Huang

            Yukon Huang

            Director for China, World Bank (1997-2004)
          • Zainab Bangura

            Zainab Bangura

            Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, United Nations
          • Zeev Maoz

            Zeev Maoz

            Founding President, Israeli Association of International Studies, 2001—2003