Sohail Abdul Nasir is an Islamabad-based journalist. He writes on foreign policy matters, regional security issues and the war on terrorism.
Mariam Abou Zahab is a Researcher and Pakistan Specialist, Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches Internationales (CERI).
Zachary Abuza is a professor at the National War College, where he specializes in Southeast Asian Security issues.
Brian Adeba is an associate with the Security Governance Group in Kitchener, Canada.
Mohammad Ahmad is an independent analyst based in Zarqa, Jordan.
Osama Ahmad is an Islamabad-based freelance journalist. He writes about militancy, geopolitics, cybercrime & terrorism, organized crime, technology, human rights, gender disparities, climate change, political... MORE
Salimjon Aioubov is a Senior Broadcaster with RFE/RL’s Tajik Service.
Fuad Alakbarov is an independent foreign policy analyst with emphasis on South Caucasus, Central Asia and Africa.
Chris Alden, Ph.D., is the Director of the China in Africa Project at SAIIA and author of the book, China in Africa (Zed 2007).
Nuray Alekberli-Museyibova is a researcher at the Strategic Studies Consulting Company in Azerbaijan. Her research interests cover economic reforms, regional economic integration, energy security, regional... MORE
Farhana Ali is an Associate International Policy Analyst at the RAND Corporation. She has done extensive research on jihadist networks and religious extremism.
Anes Alic is the Executive Director of ISA Consulting, www.isaintel.com.
Victoria Almas is a regional expert on Uzbekistan and Central Asia.
Feyza Altindag is a specialist in East European and Turkish affairs.
Alex An is a retired Colonel in the ROC (Taiwan) Army
David An is currently a Ph.D. Candidate at George Washington University and a former Fulbright Scholar.
is the Executive Director of the Georgian NGO Democracy Resources Development Center. He has written extensively on Georgian domestic and foriegn politics.
Dr. Alessandro Arduino is co-director of the Security & Crisis Management Program at the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences – UNITO.
Stephen Armitage is a former DOD analyst, US expat and researcher primarily focused on Chinese information operations and emerging tech.
John Arterbury is a Washington, DC-based security consultant who recently served as a Fellow for Georgetown University’s Global Futures Initiative focusing on international security.
Jorma Arvidson specializes on geopolitics and terrorism in the greater Middle East.
Margarita Assenova is a Senior Fellow at The Jamestown Foundation. She is a regular contributor to the Jamestown publication Eurasia Daily Monitor on political and energy security developments in... MORE
Leah Averitt was previously a Research Fellow in the Strategic Research Department at the U.S. Naval War College.
Soumya Awasthi is an Associate Fellow at Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF), New Delhi. Her research interest includes Counter Terrorism, De-radicalization, South Asian strategic studies, Afghanistan,... MORE
Hekmatullah Azamy is a research analyst at the Centre for Conflict and Peace Studies (CAPS), a think tank in Kabul.
Ali Zahid is a freelance columnist covering Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Dr. Pavel K. Baev is a senior researcher at the International Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO).
Gregorio Baggiani specializes in historical-political research and analysis of the Soviet Union, the post-Soviet states and, in particular, Ukraine. He is based in Rome, Italy.
Abdul Hameed Bakier is an expert on internet media monitoring and analysis. He is based in Jordan.
Kiyya Baloch, a freelance journalist, reports on the insurgency, politics, and Baloch militancy in Balochistan. He tweets at @KiyyaBaloch.
Nathaniel Barr is a threat analyst at Valens Global.
Iftekharul Bashar is an Associate Research Fellow at the International Center for Political Violence and Terrorism Research, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological... MORE
Sharon Bean has 25 years of experience building institutional capacity in a variety of settings, including civil-military, post conflict, stabilization, governance, and anti-corruption projects. Recently,... MORE
Nathan Beauchamp-Mustafaga is a Project Associate–China Specialist at the RAND Corporation and a former editor of China Brief.
Alex Benetos is a contributor to The China Guys newsletter.
Ryan C. Berg is a research fellow in Latin America Studies at the American Enterprise Institute.
Aliy Berzegov is a freelance writer based in New York.
Baktybek Beshimov is a former Member of Parliament and Ambassador of Kyrgyzstan to India, Visiting Scholar at the Center for International Studies, MIT.
Andrew Black is an analyst specializing in terrorism and political violence in Africa.
Madeleine Blackman is a recent graduate of Georgetown University, and an intern at Valens Global.
Alessandra Bocchi is a freelance journalist based in Italy, focusing on conflict and politics in Libya and Tunisia.
Jeb Boone is a freelance writer and journalist and former managing editor of the Yemen Times.
Anneli Botha is a senior researcher on terrorism at the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) in Cape Town.
Christopher Boucek is a Postdoctoral Researcher at Princeton University and a Lecturer at the Woodrow Wilson School.
Juliana Bouchaud is a Research Analyst with Rhodium Group's China Corporate Advisory practice, contributing to Rhodium’s research on Chinese economic, technology, and foreign policy developments,... MORE
Birgit Brauer, Ph.D., is an Almaty-based analyst and journalist who writes for the The Economist and other publications on Central Asian affairs.
Joseph Brennan is a Program Associate at The Jamestown Foundation.
James Briggs is an analyst based in Nigeria.
Marc Brody is an independent journalist who specializes in the Caucasus.
Michael C. Brown is a third year law student at Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law and Deputy Executive Director of ICCSL.
Maksym Bugriy is a political risk and investment consultant based in Ukraine.
Anno Bunnik is a Ph.D. Fellow at Liverpool Hope University, the Centre for Applied Research in Security Innovation.
Jean-Pierre Cabestan is a Senior Researcher at the French National Center for Scientific Research.
Joe Cacese is a graduate of Michigan University, and specializes in Chinese foreign policy and trade through the Belt and Road Initiative.
Rusen Cakir is a senior correspondent for the Turkish daily Vatan and has contributed to various other media outlets, such as Milliyet and CNN-Turk.
Alex Calvo is a Professor of International Relations and International University in Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain).
Sertaç Canalp Korkmaz is Ph.D. candidate with the Turkish National Police Academy and an analyst on failed states, Afghanistan and terrorism affairs.
Leah (Kimmerly) Caprice is a Research Analyst at Defense Group Inc.’s Center for Intelligence Research and Analysis.
Alexandria Caputo is to obtain her Masters degree in International Security at Charles University in Prague.
Kevin Carrico is Lecturer in Chinese Studies at Macquarie University and the author of The Great Han: Race, Nationalism, and Tradition in China Today.
Mr. Carroll is a former officer in the Clandestine Service of the CIA and currently on the editorial board of the Middle East Intelligence Bulletin.
Alfred L. Chan is an associate professor of political science at Huron University College, University of Western Ontario, Canada.
Gordon G. Chang is the author of Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Takes On the World. Follow him on Twitter @GordonGChang.
I-wei Jennifer Chang is a Washington, DC-based writer and researcher on international relations and China.
Matthew Chebatoris is a freelance analyst and 12-year veteran of the U.S. intelligence community.
Oksana Chelysheva is the deputy executive manager of the Russian-Chechen Friendship Society.
Zhenzhen Chen is a researcher with the Freeman Chair in China Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Study.
Tai Ming Cheung is a research fellow at the Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation at the University of California, San Diego.
Mr. Frank Ching is a Hong Kong based journalist and commentator.
Elena Chinyaeva holds a doctorate in modern history from Oxford University and is a writer for Kommersant-Vlast, a leading Russian political weekly.
Fuad Chiragov is a researcher based in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Abdou Cisse is a Senegalese journalist now focusing on jihadism in Senegal and West Africa.
Robert Cobb is an expert on Russia and the post-Soviet space.
Luke Colton is an independent defense consultant.
William Combes is a retired US Navy officer who currently works at the Baltic Defense College, in Tartu, Estonia.
Ian Conway manages Helios Global, Inc., an international security consultancy based in the Washington, DC area.
Sarah Cook is an Asia Research Analyst at Freedom House and co-editor of the English translation of Gao Zhisheng’s memoir, A China More Just.
John F. Copper is the Stanley J. Buckman Professor of International Studies at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee.
Gordon Corera is the BBC's Security Correspondent
Dr. Svante E. Cornell is Research Director of the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute at Johns Hopkins University-SAIS.
Johanna Cox is a Research Associate at the Defense Group Inc.’s Center for Intelligence Research and Analysis.
Dan G. Cox is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the United States Army School of Advanced Military Studies, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
Josie Coyle is an honors undergraduate researcher at Western Kentucky University, with majors in International Affairs and Chinese.
Joseph Dai was a technology and corporate risk investigations consultant. He is a frequent contributor to China Brief.
Sara Daly is an international policy analyst at RAND. Her research focuses primarily on international terrorism, insurgency, emerging threats, nuclear terrorism, and intelligence issues.
Rup Narayan Das is a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) in New Delhi, India.
Angeli Datt is a senior research analyst for China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan at Freedom House.
Jeremy Daum is a Senior Fellow of the Yale Law School Paul Tsai China Center.
Thomas de Zoete is a lecturer at the University of Amsterdam’s Ad de Jonge Centre for Intelligence & Security Studies.
Chuck DeVore is the co-author of "China Attacks" and was vice president of Research for SM&A Inc. in Newport Beach, California.
Dr. Gulshan Dietl was formerly a Professor with the Center for West Asian and African Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
Emile Dirks is an independent researcher based in Toronto, Canada whose work focuses on extrajudicial detention and government surveillance in the People's Republic of China.
Genevieve Donnellon-May is a geopolitical and global strategy advisor interested in regional resource conflict and environmental governance in Asia. Currently, she is the Asia-Pacific analyst at... MORE
Benjamin Dooley is an intern at CSIS.
Jim Doran was a senior professional staff member for Asian and Pacific Affairs on the Foreign Relations Committee of the United States Senate.
Munkh-Ochir Dorjjugder is an associate senior researcher at the Institute of Strategic Studies in Mongolia’s National Security Council.
Dr. Aslan Doukaev is an expert on the North Caucasus.
Erica Downs in a fellow in the John L. Thornton China Center at the Brookings Institution.
Mei Duzhe is a PRC Chinese scientist now teaching at a leading Western university.
Madelynn Einhorn is a recent alumna from Western Kentucky University, where she majored in Political Science and Economics.
Niklas Eklund is a senior lecturer (associate professor) at the Department of Political Science, Umeå University.
Adel El-Adawy is a Ph.D. candidate at King’s College London War Studies Department.
Jeffrey Engstrom is with the Arlington, Va., office of the RAND Corporation, a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decision-making through research and analysis.
Daniel P. Erikson is Senior Associate for U.S. policy at the Inter-American Dialogue, where he manages a program on China-Latin American relations.
Bilun Erim is a research analyst at Middle East Technical University, Turkey.
Christine Fair is the coordinator for South Asia research programs at the United States Institute for Peace (USIP)
Theresa Fallon is a Senior Associate with the European Institute of Asian Studies and is based in Brussels.
Li Fan is a Research Fellow at the World and China Institute, a private think tank, in Beijing.
Farhad Mammadov is a Director at the Center for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
Péter Fazekas is a political analyst based in Budapest, Hungary.
Igor Fedyk is an Analyst at The Center for Army Conversion and Disarmament Studies, in Kyiv.
Harvey Feldman, former Alternate U.S. Representative to the United Nations, was a Senior Fellow at The Heritage Foundation's Asia Studies Center.
Joseph Ferguson is a consultant for LMI in McLean, VA and an affiliate professor of international relations at the University of Washington.
Arnold Figueira is an expert specializing in political violence and terrorism.
Iftikhar Firdous is a former editor and freelance journalist covering terrorism and militancy in South Asia. He is on Twitter at the address: @IftikharFirdous
Richard D. Fisher, Jr. was a senior fellow with the Jamestown Foundation and was the managing editor of China Brief.
Derek Henry Flood is an independent author and journalist who blogs at the-war-diaries.com.
Koji Flynn-Do is a Research Associate with People Demand Change, a civil society support and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) firm specializing in Syria.
Payam Foroughi is an expert on Central Asia.
Duncan Freeman is a writer and consultant based in Brussels specializing in EU-China relations.
Daniel Fu is a Research Associate at Harvard Business School where he studies Chinese businesses, US-China relations, and companies caught between the US-China geopolitical crossfire.
Matthew P. Funaiole is a senior fellow for data analysis with the iDeas Lab and a senior fellow with the China Power Project at CSIS.
Azad Garibov is an independent analyst on the South Caucasus, Central Asia and Caspian affairs.
Daveed Gartenstein-Ross is a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and an adjunct assistant professor in Georgetown University’s security studies program.
John Garver is Professor of International Relations at the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology.
Oleksandr Gavrylyuk is a journalist and Ukrainian expert based in Kyiv who has covered the region for 15 years.
Khalil Gebara is a Lebanese researcher and holds a PhD in Middle Eastern Politics from the University of Exeter (UK)
Khwaja Geedar Khan lives in Peshawar and works for various Western humanitarian aid organizations.
Dr. Dainius Genys works at the Andrei Sakharov Research Center for Democratic Development, Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas.
Debalina Ghoshal is a non-resident fellow with the Council on International Policy in Canada.
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Brenda Mugeci Githing'u is an independent research consultant and counter-terrorism analyst focused on African terrorist organizations. She holds two bachelor’s degrees majoring in International Relations from... MORE
John Wagner Givens is a Scholar in Residence at the University of Louisville’s Center for Asian Democracy.
Akram Gizabi is a freelance writer based in the United States who specializes in Afghan political and military affairs.
Bonnie Glaser is a senior adviser for Asia and the director of the China Power Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
Antonio Graceffo, PhD is an economic researcher and China analyst based out of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
Dr. Tom Grant is an international law and international relations specialist.
Stephen Green is Head of the Asia Program at Chatham House, London.
Sergei Gretsky is the Chair of Central Asia Area Studies at the Foreign Service Institute of the US Department of State.
Christopher Griffin is a research fellow in Asian Studies at the American Enterprise Institute. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Madeleine Gruen is an intelligence analyst and a candidate for a master's degree from Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs.
Nat Guillou is a political risk analyst specializing in the Middle East and South Asia with Stirling Assynt.
Olivier Guitta is a foreign affairs and counter-terrorism consultant in Washington DC and the founder of the newsletter The Croissant, located at https://www.thecroissant.com.
Zana K. Gulmohamad is a PhD Candidate in Politics at the University of Sheffield where he is researching Iraq’s politics, security and foreign relations.
Olaf Günther is senior researcher at Palacký University in Czech Republic.
Ilgar Gurbanov is a Baku-based independent analyst on energy security issues.
Ms. Haahr is a foreign affairs and counter-terrorism consultant in Washington, D.C.
Samir Hajizada is communications manager at Topchubashov Center. He studied international relations at Baku Slavic University. His research expertise focuses on geopolitical developments and security... MORE
Clive Hamilton is professor of public ethics at Charles Sturt University in Canberra and author of Silent Invasion: China’s Influence in Australia.
Brian Hart is an associate fellow with the China Power Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).
Muhammad Haniff Hassan is Associate Research Fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU) where he specializes in counter-ideology.... MORE
Ali Hatajuqua is an expert on the Caucasus.
Neil Hauer is Lead Analyst at the SecDev Group in Ottawa, Canada, where he focuses on Syria, Russia and the Caucasus.
Zoe Haver (@zoehaver) is a Party Watch Initiative Fellow at the Center for Advanced China Research.
William R. Hawkins is Senior Fellow for National Security Studies at the U.S. Business and Industry Council.
Justin Hempson-Jones is a freelance analyst. He recently completed an MPhil in International Relations at the University of Oxford.
Nicholas A. Heras is the Middle East Security Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS).
Timothy Holman is a Ph.D. candidate at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies in Singapore.
Nikolai Holmov is a writer and analyst based in Odesa, Ukraine. He runs the blog odessablog.wordpress.com.
Andrew Holt is a Southeast Asia analyst based in Los Angeles.
Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao, Ph.D., is the Director of Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica, and Professor of Sociology, National Taiwan University, in Taipei, Taiwan.
Philip W Hsu is a Technology Consultant at FTI Consulting and a graduate of Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. He tweets @philipwhsu.
Jing Huang, Ph.D., is visiting professor at Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore
Chin-Hao Huang is a Researcher with the Freeman Chair.
Fuad Huseinzadeh is a Baku-based journalist.
Frank Hyland served in the National Security Agency, the Central Intelligence Agency's Counter-Terrorist Center and the National Counter-Terrorism Center. He has been involved in counter-terrorism... MORE
David Iberi writes for the Jamestown Foundation's blog.
Aslan Idar is a freelance journalist based in Nalchik.
Alisher Ilkhamov is a Research Fellow at the University of London, SOAS.
Zafar Imran is an independent analyst based in Washington DC.
Dr. Vladislav Inozemtsev is Professor of Economics and a Senior Research Fellow with the Polish Institute of Advanced Studies, in Warsaw, Poland.
Muhammad Iqbal is a Ph.D. candidate at Monash University, researching violent extremism.
Zafar Iqbal Yousafzai is the author of The Troubled Triangle: US-Pakistan Relations under the Taliban’s Shadow (Routledge, 2021).
Sydney Irving is an independent journalist based in East Africa.
Den Isa is an expert on Krygystan.
David Isby is a Washington-based author and defense and foreign policy analyst.
Joshua Jacobs is a Middle Eastern Policy Analyst and published columnist at the Institute for Gulf Affairs.
Arif Jamal is a visiting fellow at the New York University and author of “Shadow War – The Untold Story of Jihad in Kashmir.”
A. Jamali is an expert of Afghanistan.
Dr. N. Janardhan is the editor of Gulf in the Media at the Gulf Research Center, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Gareth Jenkins is a writer and journalist resident in Istanbul, where he has been based for the last 20 years.
Rian Jensen was formerly the Associate Editor of China Brief at The Jamestown Foundation.
Aaron Jensen is currently a PhD candidate in the International Doctoral Program in Asia-Pacific Studies at National Chengchi University in Taipei, Taiwan.
You Ji, Ph.D., is Associate Professor in School of Social Science & International Studies at the University of New South Wales.
Jiang Shixue is the Vice President of the Chinese Association of Latin American Studies and Professor at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
Yao Jin is the pen name of a Chinese writer.
Jing Jing is an M.A. candidate at the Georgetown University’s Department of Government and a intern at the Woodrow Wilson Center.
Filip Jirouš is an independent analyst focusing on PRC united front and European academic cooperation with the PRC military-industrial complex.
Wilson John is a Senior Fellow with Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi, India.
Gregory D. Johnsen, a former Fulbright Fellow in Yemen, is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University.
Cecilia Joy-Perez is an analyst with the research and advisory firm Pointe Bello. Her research focuses on the PRC’s global construction and investment projects.
Sirwan Kajjo is a Syrian-Kurdish analyst based in Washington, D.C. He writes extensively about Syrian and Kurdish politics.
Roger Kangas is an expert on Eurasia.
Saban Kardas works as Assistant Professor of International Relations at the TOBB, Economy and Technology University in Ankara, Turkey.
Merle Kartscher is a Yenching Scholar at Peking University.
Aida Kasymalieva is a leading expert from Kyrgyzstan who lives is Moscow and writes for RFE/RL and other outlets.
Kazuyo Kato is an associate with Armitage International.
Hiro Katsumata, Ph.D., is Research Associate of the Centre for Governance and International Affairs at the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom.
Thomas E. Kellogg is Program Officer and Advisor to the President at the Open Society Institute.
Professor David Kelly is a Senior Research Fellow at the East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore.
Jason Kelly is a research assistant at the RAND Corporation.
J. Bryan Kennard is a senior Political Science student at Muskingum University.
Nazery Khalid is a Research Fellow at the Maritime Institute of Malaysia
Dr. Mustafa Kibaroglu teaches courses on international security and Turkish foreign policy in the Department of International Relations at Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey.
Dr. Mikyoung Kim is a Faculty Researcher at Hiroshima Peace Institute/Hiroshima City University in Japan.
Alexander Kim is an expert on Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and the Central Asian region.
David Knox is a Senior Geopolitical and Military Affairs Specialist for the Department of Defense.
Srikanth Kondapalli is the Dean of School of International Studies and a Professor of China studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India.
Pavel Korduban is a freelance writer based in Kyiv.
Maria Kucherenko is an analyst with the Ukrainian "Come Back Alive" Foundation.
Mykhailo Kukhar is a professor of macroeconomics at EMBA, MIM Business School, and a senior economist with Ukraine Economic Outlook.
Yasir Kuoti is a former consultant in the Institute of National Strategic Studies at National Defense University.
Aleksandre Kvakhadze is a researcher of Caucasus region and terrorism based at Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies (GFSIS) as a research fellow.
Giorgi is an analyst for Jamestown's Eurasia Daily Monitor
Scott LaFoy is a Master’s Candidate at Georgetown University’s Security Studies Program and analyst. His main focus is asymmetric military capabilities, particularly ballistic missiles, nuclear... MORE
I-Chung Lai, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor at the Mackay Medicine College of Nursing and Management.
Kanchan Lakshman is a Research Fellow for the Institute for Conflict Management, New Delhi.
Paulina Lang is an expert on Ukrainian affairs at Jagielloński Klub Centre for Analyses (https://cakj.pl/), an independent think tank based in Poland.
Lorand Laskai is a Research Associate at the Council on Foreign Relations. Follow him on Twitter @lorandlaskai.
Michael Lauber is CEO of the Liechtenstein Bankers' Association. From 2001 to 2004, he served as the Director of Liechenstein's Financial Intelligence Unit.
Jordan Lee is a research assistant at The Brookings Institution.
Leeshai Lemish has been writing about Falun Gong since 2001, and is currently conducting research with Ethan Gutmann for an upcoming book on the subject.
Matthew Levitt, a former FBI counterterrorism analyst, is a senior fellow and Director of Terrorism Studies at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
Li Mingjiang, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.
Cheng Li is a senior fellow and director of the John L. Thornton China Center at the Brookings Institution.
Li Jianmin is a professor at the Institute of Population and Development in the School of Economics at Nankai University
Shaomin Li is a Professor of International Business at Old Dominion University Strome College of Business.
Holmes Liao has over 30 years of professional experience in U.S. aerospace industries. He previously served as an adjunct distinguished lecturer at Taiwan's War College.
Robyn Lim is Professor of International Relations at Nanzan University, Nagoya, Japan, and the author of "The Geopolitics of East Asia".
Leo Lin is a doctoral student at the University of Southern Mississippi. His work focuses on Indo-Pacific security and Chinese grand strategy.
Reginald Y. Lin is an associate fellow from Foundation of Asia-Pacific Peace Studies (FAPS) in Taiwan, who focuses on CCP personnel promotion.
Liu Zining is a graduate student specializing in North American studies at the China Foreign Studies University, and Dr. Wenran Jiang’s research assistant.
Mr. Lyons has spent several years as a counterterrorism analyst advising the American government.
Haiyun Ma is Assistant Professor of History at Frostburg State University in Maryland, and his research focuses on China’s Islam and Muslims.
Herbert Maack is an analyst who specializes in terrorism.
Yufeng Mao, Ph.D., is a historian of modern China. She researches the history of Muslims in China and Sino-Middle Eastern connections.
Jean-Luc Marret is a senior fellow at Fondation pour la Recherche Strategique (Paris) and at the Center for Transatlantic Relations, SAIS-Johns Hopkins University, Washington, D.C.
Lionel Martin is an expert on Russia.
Omid Marzban has worked for Good Morning Afghanistan Radio Station and Radio Free Europe. He is based in Afghanistan.
Fozil Mashrab is an independent analyst based in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
Niamh McBurney is the Middle East analyst for AKE Group in London.
Conor McCutcheon is a graduate of the Yenching Academy, and has spent several years researching education and development in China.
Kristian McGuire is an independent, Washington D.C.-based research analyst and associate editor of Taiwan Security Research. His main research interests include U.S.–Taiwan relations, cross-strait relations,... MORE
A. Greer Meisels is the Associate Director and Research Fellow, China and the Pacific, at the Center for the National Interest.
Gevorg Melikyan is an associated fellow of the Armenian Institute for International and Security Affairs (AIISA) and co-founder of the think tank “The Armenian Interest.”
Dzianis Melyantsou is a coordinator of Belarus’s Foreign Policy Programme at the Minsk Dialogue Council on International Relations.
Giorgi Menabde is a journalist based in Georgia.
Casey Michel is a graduate student at Columbia University’s Harriman Institute.
Hayder Mili is an independent researcher specializing in terrorism and security issues in Central Asia and the Caucasus
Alman Mir Ismail is a Baku-based freelance writer.
Professor Georgiy Mirsky is a senior research fellow at the Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow.
Wahidullah Mohammad is a freelance journalist in Afghanistan writing under a pseudonym.
Idris Mohammed is an Investigative Journalist, Violent Conflict Researcher and University Lecturer based in Northern Nigeria.
Jessica Moody is a freelance political risk analyst with a focus on West and Central Africa.
Dr. Cerwyn Moore is a Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Birmingham.
Zoë Moore is a China Brief editorial assistant at The Jamestown Foundation.
Andrea Morigi is a journalist with the Italian daily Libero and the author of the book "Le Multinazionali del Terrore."
Hussain Mousavi writes on the Middle East.
James P. Muldoon, Jr. is Senior Fellow of the Center for Global Change and Governance, Rutgers University, Newark.
Anton Muraveinyk is a former Ukrainian military officer and, currently, a senior analyst with the NGO "Come Back Alive!" (Kyiv, Ukraine).
Aset Murtazalieva is a reporter for the independent Chechen newspaper Groznensky rabochy.
Ayaz Museyibov is an adjunct lecturer at Azerbaijan Technical University, and a PhD candidate at Azerbaijan State University of Economics (UNEC).
Dr. NajibaMustafayeva is a research fellow at the Baku-based Center for Strategic Studies.
Brigadier Vijai K Nair VSM (retired) is a defense analyst specializing in nuclear strategy formulation and author of two books, including "Nuclear India."
Farangis Najibullah is a writer for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.
Professor M. D. Nalapat is director of the School of Geopolitics of the Manipal Academy of Higher Education, India.
Tarique Niazi teaches Environmental Sociology at the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire. He specializes in Resource-based Conflicts. He may be reached via email: email@example.com
Eric Norman is a freelance writer based in Azerbaijan.
Akbar Notezai is a journalist with Dawn and is based in Quetta. He tweets at @Akbar_notezai.
Siraj Nurali is an independent analyst in Baku.
Navhat Nuraniyah is an analyst at the Jakarta-based Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict (IPAC).
Pär Nyrén is a fellow at the Stockholm Free World Forum and non-resident fellow at Sinopsis.
George W. O’Conor is founder and CEO of Chime Media and has written and spoken about water in China.
Carole A. O'Leary is a Visiting Scholar at the Columbus School of Law's Program in Law & Religion within the Catholic University of America (CUA).
Brian O'Neill is an independent political analyst based out of Chicago, and is a former reporter for the Yemen Observer.
Lars Oehler holds a PhD from Copenhagen Business School and the Chinese Academy of Sciences and currently works for a European development finance institution.
Guido Olimpio is security correspondent for Corriere della Sera and has been a researcher on international terrorism for the past 20 years.
Kyle Orton is an independent researcher focused on the Syrian war. He tweets @KyleWOrton.
Shaun Overton is an independent analyst specializing in the Arab World. He has just returned from nine months of research in Yemen.
Necdet Ozcelik is an independent security researcher on terrorism, insurgency and violent non-state actors.
Dr. Wooyeal Paik is Associate Professor of Political Science and International Studies at the Yonsei University, Seoul.
Emil Pain is Director of the Center of Ethnopolitical Studies in Moscow.
Alison Pargeter is a Research Fellow at the International Policy Institue, Kings College London.
Seung Ho Park is Parkland Chair Professor of Strategy at China Europe International Business School.
Joshua NT Park is a Ph.D. Senior Researcher in IAS (Institute for Asian Strategy), Seoul Korea. He is currently a visiting scholar in Taipei, Taiwan.
Mikko Patokallio is a senior contributor at The Ulkopolitist, the leading Finnish blog on foreign and security policy.
Dragan Pavlićević hearned a PhD from the University of Nottingham’s School of Contemporary Chinese Studies researching China’s domestic politics. Dragan is currently researching China’s multilateral... MORE
Ryan Pereira is a 2016 Boren Fellow in the United Arab Emirates researching jihadism and Countering Violent Extremism.
Jeremy Peterson is a Brussel’s based journalist with experience in investigating organized crime in Europe and Russia for EU governments and the Council of Europe.
Allan Pilch is a Researcher at the Center for the Study of Targeted Killing
Carlos Mauricio Pineda Cruz, a former Salvadoran Diplomat who has been posted in Venezuela and Mexico, is currently studying at Oxford University’s Latin American Center.
Michaela Pohl, Assistant Professor of History at Vassar College, has written extensively about post-Soviet politics and ethnic relations.
Kevin Pollpeter is China Program Manager at Defense Group Inc.’s Center for Intelligence Research and Analysis.
Mihai Popșoi is an expert on Moldova. He runs the blog Moldovanpolitics.com.
Konstantin Preobrazhensky is the author of many works on Russian foreign policy and espionage.
Dr. Matti Puranen is a Senior Researcher at the Finnish National Defence University.
Colonel Susan M. Puska (retired) is a former U.S. Army Attache. She currently works for Defense Group, Inc., in Washington, D.C.
Chris Quillen is a former analyst in the Counter-Terrorist Center at the Central Intelligence Agency.
Shahaf Rabi is a researcher at CSTK, specializes in Israeli targeted killings.
Tom Rafferty is Visiting Fellow at Peking University's School of International Studies.
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Charles Schmitz is a specialist on Yemen and Arab political economy at Towson University, Baltimore, MD.
Kevin C. Scott is the Center Administrator of the Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution.
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