Sohail Abdul Nasir is an Islamabad-based journalist. He writes on foreign policy matters, regional security issues and the war on terrorism.
Zainul Abid is an expert on Middle-East and Asia-Pacific region based in New Delhi, India.
Mariam Abou Zahab is a Researcher and Pakistan Specialist, Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches Internationales (CERI).
Brian Adeba is an associate with the Security Governance Group in Kitchener, Canada.
Mohammad Ahmad is an independent analyst based in Zarqa, Jordan.
Salimjon Aioubov is a Senior Broadcaster with RFE/RL’s Tajik Service.
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).
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.
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.
Leah Averitt was previously a Research Fellow in the Strategic Research Department at the U.S. Naval War College.
Hekmatullah Azamy is a research analyst at the Centre for Conflict and Peace Studies (CAPS), a think tank in Kabul.
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.
Nathaniel Barr is a threat analyst at Valens Global.
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.
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 the CEO of Navanti Group, a professional services firm that provides socio-cultural and social media solutions to the U.S. government.
Madeleine Blackman is a recent graduate of Georgetown University, and an intern at Valens Global.
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.
Birgit Brauer, Ph.D., is an Almaty-based analyst and journalist who writes for the The Economist and other publications on Central Asian affairs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Peter Chalk is an analyst at RAND specializing in South East Asia, international terrorism and emerging threats.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dario Cristiani is an adjunct professor in international affairs at Vesalius College in Brussels and a senior analyst at the Global Governance Institute.
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.
Victor Davidoff is a Moscow-based writer and journalist whose blog is chaadaev56.livejournal.com.
Thomas de Zoete is a lecturer at the University of Amsterdam’s Ad de Jonge Centre for Intelligence & Security Studies.
Benjamin Dooley is an intern at CSIS.
Munkh-Ochir Dorjjugder is an associate senior researcher at the Institute of Strategic Studies in Mongolia’s National Security Council.
Erica Downs in a fellow in the John L. Thornton China Center at the Brookings Institution.
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.
Dr. Pavel E. Felgenhauer is an independent, Moscow-based defense analyst.
Joseph Ferguson is a consultant for LMI in McLean, VA and an affiliate professor of international relations at the University of Washington.
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. Derek is the editor of Jamestown's Militant Leadership Monitor publication.
Payam Foroughi is an expert on Central Asia.
Duncan Freeman is a writer and consultant based in Brussels specializing in EU-China relations.
Azad Garibov is a Leading Research Fellow at the SAM Center for Strategic Studies, in Azerbaijan, and the Editor of the Caucasus International Journal.
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.
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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.
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.
Armen Grigoryan is an Armenian political scientist. His research interests include post-communist transition, EU relations with Eastern Partnership countries, transatlantic relations, energy security, and conflict... MORE
Madeleine Gruen is an intelligence analyst and a candidate for a master's degree from Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs.
Olivier Guitta is a foreign affairs and counter-terrorism consultant in Washington DC and the founder of the newsletter The Croissant, located at http://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.
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.
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 a Middle East researcher at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) and an associate fellow for the Jamestown Foundation.
Timothy Holman is a Ph.D. candidate at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies in Singapore.
Andrew Holt is a Southeast Asia analyst based in Los Angeles.
Patrick Hoover is a research associate at the Program on Extremism at the George Washington University.
Glen E. Howard is the President of The Jamestown Foundation.
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.
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.
Rusif Huseynov is an independent researcher based in Baku.
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.
Grigory Ioffe is a Professor of Human Geography at Radford University in Radford, Virginia.
Muhammad Iqbal is a Ph.D. candidate at Monash University, researching violent extremism.
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.
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.
Jing Jing is an M.A. candidate at the Georgetown University’s Department of Government and a intern at the Woodrow Wilson Center.
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.
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.
Elsa Kania is a recent graduate of Harvard College and currently works as an analyst at the Long Term Strategy Group.
Saban Kardas works as Assistant Professor of International Relations at the TOBB, Economy and Technology University in Ankara, Turkey.
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.
Pavel Korduban is a freelance writer based in Kyiv.
Yasir Kuoti is a former consultant in the Institute of National Strategic Studies at National Defense University.
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 (http://cakj.pl/), an independent think tank based in Poland.
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.
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.
Robyn Lim is Professor of International Relations at Nanzan University, Nagoya, Japan, and the author of "The Geopolitics of East Asia".
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.
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.
A. Greer Meisels is the Associate Director and Research Fellow, China and the Pacific, at the Center for the National Interest.
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.
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.
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.
Murad Muradov is an independent researcher based in Baku.
Aset Murtazalieva is a reporter for the independent Chechen newspaper Groznensky rabochy.
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.
Peter Navarro is a business professor at the University of California-Irvine and author of The Coming China Wars (Financial Times). www.peternavarro.com
Eric Norman is a freelance writer based in Azerbaijan.
Siraj Nurali is an independent analyst in Baku.
Navhat Nuraniyah is an analyst at the Jakarta-based Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict (IPAC).
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.
Guido Olimpio is security correspondent for Corriere della Sera and has been a researcher on international terrorism for the past 20 years.
Shaun Overton is an independent analyst specializing in the Arab World. He has just returned from nine months of research in Yemen.
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. She has published widely on Libya.
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.
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.
Brian M. Perkins is a South and Central Asia analyst and freelance journalist specializing in terrorism and sectarian violence.
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.
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.
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.
Tom Rafferty is Visiting Fellow at Peking University's School of International Studies.
Dr. William Ratliff is a fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution and a research fellow at the Independent Institute.
Dr. Jeffrey Reeves is an Associate Professor at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies. The views expressed are his own.
Thomas Renard is a Research Fellow at Egmont - Royal Institute for International Relations
John Reuter is a Fulbright scholar living in Ukraine.
Muhyadin Ahmed Roble is a Somali journalist who writes for SomaliaReport and AfricaNews as a correspondent based in Nairobi.
Mikhail Roshchin is a Senior Research Analyst at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Richard Rousseau, Ph.D. is Associate Professor in international relations at the University of Georgia and columnist for the newspaper The Georgian Times (www.geotimes.ge).
Aris Roussinos is a journalist and analyst with a specific focus on north-eastern Syria.
Dr. Denny Roy is an Asian security analyst based in Honolulu.
Giray Sadik received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Georgia. Dr. Sadik's research interests include U.S.-Turkish relations, transatlantic relations, foreign policy-domestic politics... MORE
Zabikhulla Saipov is an independent Central Asian researcher with no political or institutional affiliation. The views are the author’s own.
Vijay Sakhuja, Ph.D., is Director (Research) at the Indian Council of World Affairs, New Delhi.
Syed Saleem Shahzad is the Karachi bureau chief for Asia Times.
Jean-Loup Samaan is a researcher in the Middle East Department of the NATO Defense College (Italy).
Ryskeldi Satke is a freelance contributor with research institutions and news organizations in the United States, Central Asia, Caucasus and Turkey.
Anvar Sattori is an expert on Tajikistan and security issues in Central Asia.
Julie Sawyer is a Research Assistant at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
A. R. Sayyid is the editor of The Somali War Monitor Blog http://www.somaliwarmonitor.wordpress.com
Ahren Schaefer is a Foreign Affairs Research Analyst at the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Intelligence and Research.
Charles Schmitz is a specialist on Yemen and Arab political economy at Towson University, Baltimore, MD.
Emanuele Scimia is an independent journalist and geopolitical analyst.
Kevin C. Scott is the Center Administrator of the Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution.
James Scott is an expert on Central Asian security issues.
Katharina Seibel is a Beijing-based research intern with the China and Global Security Project at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).
Adrian Shahbaz is a freelance Middle East analyst and contributing writer at Fair Observer, an international affairs website.
Farkhad Sharip is an independent journalist who lives in Alma-Aty, Kazakhstan.
Mohammad Shehzad is an independent researcher in Pakistan with years of experience reporting on jihadi groups.
Victor Shih is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Northwestern University. His areas of expertise are Chinese political economy, banking reforms, and privatization.
Stephen Shue is Senior Researcher of Boodc, a knowledge-based advisory firm in China
Sharif Shuja is Research Associate in the Global Terrorism Research Unit at Monash University in Australia.
Pascale Combelles Siegel is a Virginia-based independent defense consultant specializing in perception management.
Andrei Smirnov is an independent journalist covering the North Caucasus. He is based in Russia.
Myles G. Smith is an analyst and consultant based in Central Asia.
Clinton I. Smullyan is the Chairman and CEO of Mosbacher Properties Group LLC, which is involved in real property development, ownership and management.
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Trevor Stanley researches Islamic terrorism. He is the Editor of Perspectives on World History and Current Events
Maxim Starchak is a Fellow at the Centre for International and Defence Policy of Queen’s University (Canada).
Robert Stiles earned his Master of Arts in History in 2007. He graduated from Angelo State University with a Master of Security Studies.
Ruslanbek Sultanov is a freelance writer based in Chechnya who covers the security and human rights situation inside Chechnya.
Mr. Steven Y. Sun is currently the head China analyst for G7 Group, a Washington-based political and economic research and advisory firm.
Dr. Sykiyanen is a professor at the Institute of State and Law at the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow.
Michael Taarnby is a research fellow at the Danish Institute for International Studies with a specialization in political and militant Islamism.
Tiina Tarvainen is a researcher at the Research Group for Conflicts and Terrorism at the University of Turku, Finland.
Donald Temple is a research assistant at the RAND Corporation specializing in national security.
Dr Eric Teo Chu Cheow, a business consultant and strategist based in Singapore, is also Council Secretary of the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA).
Chris Thompson is the research and administrative manager at the Brenthurst Foundation.
John Thorne is a journalist based in Tunis. He has covered North Africa since 2006.
John Tkacik is Research Fellow in China Policy in the Asian Studies Center at The Heritage Foundation
John Tkacik is a retired Foreign Service Officer.
Tetiana Tretiak is an independent Ukrainian economic and political analyst.
Aybeniz Turan is an expert on the South Caucasus and an analyst for The Jamestown Foundation.
Seyitbek Usmanov is the Head of Research at the Central Asian Free Market Institute
Willem van Kemenade is a visiting senior fellow with The Netherlands Institute of International Relations, specializing in China’s global strategic relations.
Dr. Alexei Vassiliev is Director of the Institute of African Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences.
Mark Vinson is an expert on Tajikistan.
George Vișan is an associate researcher at the Romania Energy Center (ROEC).
Mr. von Pfeil is chairman and CEO of Commercial Economics in Hong Kong.
Tomas Wallenius is a senior contributor at The Ulkopolitist, the leading Finnish blog on foreign and security policy.
Wang Meiyan is an associate professor at the Institute of Population and Labor Economics of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
Jyh-Perng Wang is the Deputy Executive Director of the Cross-Strait Peace Research Center for at Shu-Te University in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Dong Wang is an Associate Professor at School of International Studies and Director of the Center for Northeast Asian Strategic Studies, Peking University.
Yaqiu Wang researches and writes about civil society and human rights in China.
Wang Wei-fang is the Counselor of Research at the Mongolian and Tibetan Affairs Commission in Taiwan. She is also Assistant Professor at Lung-hwa University.
Bestman Wellington is a Nigerian journalist, a small arms researcher and an analyst based in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, in the Niger Delta.
Robert Wesley is a terrorism analyst specializing in emerging trends in Islamist militancy and weapons of mass destruction.
Sunguta West is an independent journalist based in Nairobi.
Dr. Brian Glyn Williams is Associate Professor of Islamic History at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth. His interactive web page can be found at: www.brianglynwilliams.com.
Joel Wing is an Iraq analyst based in Oakland, California who runs the blog Musings on Iraq: http://musingsoniraq.blogspot.com/
Charlie Winter leads the jihadism research unit at London-based counter-extremism think tank, the Quilliam Foundation.
Ting Xu is a Senior Project Manager with the Bertelsmann Foundation in Washington, DC.
Chen Yali is the Editor-in-Chief of Washington Observer, an independent Chinese-language weekly magazine on American foreign policy and politics based in Washington DC.
Dr. Alan H. Yang is an Assistant Research Fellow with the Institute of International Relations at National Cheng-chi University.
Christopher Yeaw is an Associate Professor in the Warfare Analysis and Research Department at the U.S. Naval War College.
Cathy Young is a research assistant at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth.
Yu Maochun, Ph.D., is Professor of East Asia and Military History at the US Naval Academy. Views expressed are his own.
Rahimullah Yusufzai is Resident Editor of The News International, a daily newspaper in Peshawar.
Andrew Zammit is a researcher at Monash University’s Global Terrorism Research Centre.
Catherine Zara Raymond is an Associate Research Fellow at the Institute of Defense and Strategic Studies (IDSS), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Vasily Zatsepin is a Senior Research Fellow in the Department for Military Economics, Institute for the Economy in Transition, Moscow.
Mr. Zhang Xuegang is an Associate Professor in China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations (CICIR). He specializes in Southeast Asian security studies and China-U.S.-ASEAN trilateral... MORE
Sufian Zhemukhov is currently a visiting scholar at George Washington University.
Taleh Ziyadov is a research fellow at the Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy (ADA) and a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Cambridge (UK).
Ilia Zviadauri is a Georgian researcher and analyst.