Featured Contributors


  • Akbar Ahmed

    Akbar Ahmed

    Former Pakistani High Commissioner to the United Kingdom
  • Ali Wyne

    Ali Wyne

    Associate, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University
  • Anjali Gopalan

    Anjali Gopalan

    Founder and Executive Director, Naz Foundation (Time 100, 2012)
  • Ayesha Siddiqa

    Ayesha Siddiqa

    Former Director of Naval Research, Pakistan Navy
  • Chas Freeman

    Chas Freeman

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

    Clovis Maksoud

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

    Dalia Mogahed

    Former Advisor to U.S. President Barack Obama, The White House
  • David Kilcullen

    David Kilcullen

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

      Guntram Wolff

      Economic Adviser to French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault
    • 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 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 Tirman

      John Tirman

      Executive Director and Principal Research Scientist, Center for International Studies, MIT
    • 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)
    • Nader Hashemi

      Nader Hashemi

      Director, Center for Middle East Studies, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver
    • 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
      • Parag Khanna

        Parag Khanna

        Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum, 2009
      • Paul Heinbecker

        Paul Heinbecker

        Chief Foreign Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister of Canada (1989-1992)
      • Pavin Chachavalpongpun

        Pavin Chachavalpongpun

        Associate Professor, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University
      • Peter Galbraith

        Peter Galbraith

        Former United Nations' Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan (2009)
      • Peter Jenkins

        Peter Jenkins

        Former Representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency, United KIngdom
        • Richard Lloyd and Theodore Postol

          Richard Lloyd and Theodore Postol

          Former UN weapons Inspector (Lloyd); Professor of Science, Technology, and National Security Policy, MIT (Postol)
        • Richard Pound

          Richard Pound

          Vice-President, International Olympic Committee (1987-1991, 1996-2000)
        • Robert Baer

          Robert Baer

          Former CIA Middle East Case Officer
        • Robert DuPont

          Robert DuPont

          White House "Drug Czar" (1973-1977)
        • Roberto De Vogli

          Roberto De Vogli

          Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of California, Davis
        • Ruth Wodak

          Ruth Wodak

          Davis Chair for Interdisciplinary Studies, Georgetown University
            • 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)
              • Zeev Maoz

                Zeev Maoz

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