Adfar Shah (Adfer Rashid Shah, PhD) is a New Delhi-based Kashmiri Sociologist and well-known social analyst and columnist at various reputed media groups. Adfar Shah has written sixty academic publications besides hundreds of conceptual articles. He has been writing on South Asia's socio-political realities at Eurasia Review since 2012, where he is Special Correspondent for South Asia Affairs.43 Articles
Aditi Malhotra is an Associate Fellow at the Centre for Land Warfare Studies (CLAWS), New Delhi. Her areas of interest include South Asian security, nuclear proliferation and changing trends in conflict. She holds a BA in Media and Communications from Manipal University, Dubai, UAE and a MA in International Studies from University of Sheffield, United Kingdom. She maintains a blog at www.idraak.blogspot.com and is active on twitter at @aditi_malhotra_ Email: [email protected]5 Articles
Eurasia Review is an independent Journal and Think Tank that provides a venue for analysts and experts to disseminate content on a wide-range of subjects that are often overlooked or under-represented by Western dominated media.
Despite the combined Eurasia and Afro-Asia areas containing over 70% of the world’s population, analysis and news continues to be dominated by a U.S. slant, and that is where Eurasia Review enters the picture by providing alternative, in-depth perspectives on current events.9632 Articles
Agentura.Ru is an Russian web-site founded in 2000 as internet-community of journalists monitor and write about Russian, American, British, and other Western security and intelligence agencies. Editor of Agentura.Ru is Andrei Soldatov, deputy editor - Irina Borogan.31 Articles
Ahmed E. Souaiaia
Prof. Souaiaia teaches at the University of Iowa with joint appointments in International Studies, Religious Studies, and the College of Law. He is the author of the book, Contesting Justice.
Website: http://www.ahmedsouaiaia.com. Opinions expressed herein are the author’s, speaking as a citizen on matters of public interest; not speaking for the university or any other organization with which he is affiliated.25 Articles
Al Bawaba News
Al Bawaba provides top stories and breaking news about the Middle East and the world.1606 Articles
Al-Shorfa.com is a web site sponsored by USCENTCOM to highlight movement toward greater regional stability both through bilateral and multilateral cooperative arrangements. Al-Shorfa.com also focuses on developments that hinder both terrorist activity and support for terrorism in the region.117 Articles
Alan Hart has been engaged with events in the Middle East and their global consequences and terrifying implications – the possibility of a Clash of Civilisations, Judeo-Christian v Islamic, and, along the way, another great turning against the Jews – for nearly 40 years - as a correspondent for ITN’s News At Ten and the BBC’s Panorama programme (covering wars and conflicts wherever they were taking place in the world); as a researcher and author; and as a participant at leadership level, working to a Security Council background briefing, in the covert diplomacy of the search for peace. He’s been to war with the Israelis and the Arabs, but the learning experience he values most, and which he believes gave him rare insight, came from his one-to-one private conversations over the years with many leaders on both sides of the conflict.48 Articles
The DoD News is the news service provided by the Defense Media Activity (formerly The American Forces Press Service), part of the United States Department of Defense. It supplies news stories pertaining to the activities of U.S. military forces around the world.507 Articles
Amit R. Saksena
Amit R. Saksena is an independent researcher and a member of the Wikistrat Analytic community from New Delhi. He's currently associated with MitKat Advisory Services as a geopolitical risk analyst.7 Articles
Andy Worthington is the author of The Guantánamo Files: The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America’s Illegal Prison (published by Pluto Press, distributed by Macmillan in the US, and available from Amazon — click on the following for the US and the UK). To receive new articles in your inbox, please subscribe to his RSS feed (he can also be found on Facebook and Twitter). Also see his definitive Guantánamo prisoner list, updated in January 2010, and, if you appreciate his work, feel free to make a donation.467 Articles
Angel Millar is an independent researcher, a former contributing editor for the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, and the editor of People of Shambhala, a webzine of news and culture. His work has been published by the Journal of Indo-European Studies and the Calgary Herald, among others.13 Articles
Anthony Gregory is a Research Editor at The Independent Institute. His articles have appeared in the San Diego Union-Tribune, East Valley Tribune (AZ), Contra Costa Times, The Star (Chicago, IL), Washington Times, Vacaville Reporter, Palo Verde Times, and other newspapers.144 Articles
Arab Media and Society
Arab Media & Society (AMS) is the primary reference for understanding the role of media in shaping Arab societies and the broader Muslim world. The style of Arab Media & Society aims to be serious, well-researched and readable. The journal is committed to combining academic peer-reviewed articles with timely, well-informed and on-the-ground accounts of developments.11 Articles
Arab News is Saudi Arabia's first English-language newspaper. It was founded in 1975 by Hisham and Mohammed Ali Hafiz.
Today, it is one of 29 publications produced by Saudi Research & Publishing Company (SRPC), a subsidiary of Saudi Research & Marketing Group (SRMG).1551 Articles
Brigadier Arun Sahgal, PhD (Retd)
Brigadier Arun Sahgal, PhD (Retd) is Secretary General of recently established think tank “Forum for Strategic Initiative” focusing on policy initiatives in security and diplomacy.
He is founder Director of the Office of Net Assessment, Indian Integrated Defence Staff (IDS), created to undertake long-term strategic assessments. Other academic pursuits include Head Center for Strategic Studies and Simulation, USI of India and Senior Fellow, IDSA.
Research areas comprise scenario planning workshops, geopolitical and strategic assessments related to Asian security, including co-authored books and Net Assessments for IDS, DRDO and National Security Council among other international clients. He has been a member of Task Force on Net Assessment and Simulation, under NSC, consultant with DRDO Institute for System Studies and Analysis. He has been conducting simulation and strategic games at institutions like Integrated Defence Staff, Ministry of Defence, National Defence College, IAS Academy, and International clients among others.
Recent works include co authored books, Reconnecting India and central Asia, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute, Johns Hopkins University, National Bureau of Research, Washington, publication Strategic Asia 2012-13, dealing with Chinese Military Challenge. Other Project include Indian Doctrine of Anti Access and Area Denial, Study on Regional Dynamics of the Asia – Pacific Region (2025) with Specific Reference to China’s Influence in India’s extended Negihbourhood, Report on Defence Technology Vision 2050 and Pakistan’s Tactical Nuclear Weapons: Logic and Use.8 Articles
Independent Asia News and analysis of regional politics and current affairs - Asian politics environment media education culture and more.281 Articles
Asif Ahmed is Assistant Professor at the Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra teaching Defence and Strategic Studies having seven years Graduate and Post Graduate classes teaching experience. He holds an MA in Defence & Strategic Studies from Punjabi University, Patiala with couple of other Post graduate diplomas in Journalism & Mass Communications and in Distance Education. Asif Ahmed has published a Punjabi book National Security of India (2nd Edition also published) and recently Edited a book Science Technology and War. Also authored more than 60 Articles/Research papers in English, Punjabi, and Hindi languages in various newspapers, magazines, journals and has also edited 7 chapters in various books at the national and international levels. He also participated in Live Radio Talks and Phone in counseling programs at the All India Radio Patiala and Kurukshetra AIR station. Associate Member of Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi, India and associated with many other different academic bodies and Organisations like Centre for Defence Sciences Research & Development (CDSRD) Allahabad, Advance Research Institute for Defence & Security Studies (ARIDSS) Meerut etc. His articles regularly published in Eurasia Review, Third Concept, Online Thinker, Radiance Views weekly, Iran Review, Sharnoff’s Global Views, Suraksha Chintan, Wednesday Times, The Tribune and in Employment News etc. He is also a Member (as an Expert) of Online Thinker belongs to TECODH, an independent, non-profit research company based in Zahedan (Iran). His areas of interests are National Security of India, Distance Education and Human Rights Education.
He may be reached at [email protected] and blogs at asifahmed081.blogspot.in12 Articles
The Balkan Insight (forner the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, BIRN) is a close group of editors and trainers that enables journalists in the region to produce in-depth analytical and investigative journalism on complex political, economic and social themes.
BIRN emerged from the Balkan programme of the Institute for War & Peace Reporting, IWPR, in 2005. The original IWPR Balkans team was mandated to localise that programme and make it sustainable, in light of changing realities in the region and the maturity of the IWPR intervention.
Since then, its work in publishing, media training and public debate activities has become synonymous with quality, reliability and impartiality. A fully-independent and local network, it is now developing as an efficient and self-sustainable regional institution to enhance the capacity for journalism that pushes for public debate on European-oriented political and economic reform.753 Articles
Barry A. Fisher
Barry A. Fisher served on the multinational Holocaust claims negotiations team and was a signatory to the resulting treaty between Germany, Russia, Poland and others. He also serves as counsel to Chinese and Korean groups regarding unresolved Japan wartime claims. Of Ukrainian and Polish ancestry, he holds presidentially ordered citizenship in the latter.2 Articles
Belgrade Centre for Security Policy
The Belgrade Centre for Security Policy (BCSP) is an independent think-tank dedicated to advancing security of the citizens and society on the basis of democratic principles and respect for human rights. In the midst of the BCSP's interest are all policies aimed at the improvement of human, national, regional, European, and global security.
Through research, analysis and policy proposals, advocacy, education, publishing and networking with relevant actors, BCSP works toward the consolidation of security sector reform in Western Balkan and integration of the region into the Euro-Atlantic security community.
BCSP is the successor of the Centre for Civil-Military Relations, founded in 1997.
Email: [email protected]2 Articles
Mr. Billy Tea is a Research Fellow at the Pacific Forum CSIS, where he focuses on security issues in South East Asia and maritime security in the Asia-Pacific region. He was formerly an Analyst with the Foreign Policy and Security Studies Bureau at the Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia, where his research focused on conflict prevention, conflict management, and regional cooperation; Chinese foreign policy in Asia; and security and defense relations among the US, Asia, and Europe. Prior to joining ISIS Malaysia, he was a Researcher at the Political Section of the European Union Delegation and at the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS) in New Delhi, India.
Mr. Tea has written policy papers and articles on maritime cooperation initiatives, Myanmar’s politico-economic transition, the implications of China’s rise, China and India’s relations with Southeast Asia, and the war in Afghanistan.
In 2007, he volunteered at the Thai-Myanmar border working with refugees, during which he experienced the spill-over effects of civil war which pushed him to graduate from King’s College London with an MA in War Studies. Mr. Tea also graduated with Magna Cum Laude from Umass Amherst with a BA in Political Science.4 Articles
Brett Daniel Shehadey
Brett Daniel Shehadey is an analyst, writer, and commentator. His areas of interest include: strategy, political theory, foreign affairs, intelligence and security. He holds an M.A. in Strategic Intelligence from American Military University and a B.A in Political Science from UCLA.57 Articles
Bruno de Paiva
Bruno de Paiva is an analyst focusing on Geopolitics in Asia and Indian Ocean regions and North Korean issues.10 Articles
Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) established the SA Government News Agency to enable all media locally and abroad to have easy and fast access to fresh government information, news and current affairs at no cost.213 Articles
Burma Times primarily reports on social issues affecting Asia, and Burma in particular.2 Articles
Caspian Center for Energy and Environment (CCEE) of the ADA University is a core institution providing policy relevant and academic research, teaching and training, as well as variety of outreach activities in the sphere of energy and environment in the wider Caspian region.
The CCEE is the offspring of the strong belief that there is a need for a forum in energy dialogue in one of the most consequential energy regions of the world – in the wider Caspian Basin. Critical sources of inspiration have been the geographical location and functional specialization of ADA University, two features endowing the institution with a unique capacity to meet the challenge.2 Articles
Catherine is a political risk analyst for the Middle East with over 7 years’ experience.
A political commentator and columnist her work has appeared in many world renown publications -- Foreign Policy Association, Press TV, Tehran Times, Majalla, International Policy Digest, the US Independent, RT and many more.She is the Associate Director of Beirut Center for Middle Eastern Studies and sits on the Russian International Affairs Council as a contributing policy adviser and co-founded Access-Media (www.accessmedia.webs.com)
She formerly acted as Yemen Minister of Human Rights senior media adviser.12 Articles
Central Asia Online
CentralAsiaOnline.com is a website sponsored by USCENTCOM to highlight movement toward greater regional stability both through bilateral and multilateral cooperative arrangements. CentralAsiaOnline.com also focuses on developments that hinder both terrorist activity and support for terrorism in the region. This site features news from across and about the region and features analysis, interviews and commentary by paid CentralAsiaOnline.com correspondents. It is designed to provide a regional audience with a portal to a broad range of information about future stability in the region.55 Articles
The Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) was established in 1999 to promote democratic debate on the most important economic and social issues that affect people's lives. In order for citizens to effectively exercise their voices in a democracy, they should be informed about the problems and choices that they face. CEPR is committed to presenting issues in an accurate and understandable manner, so that the public is better prepared to choose among the various policy options.
Toward this end, CEPR conducts both professional research and public education. The professional research is oriented towards filling important gaps in the understanding of particular economic and social problems, or the impact of specific policies. The public education portion of CEPR's mission is to present the findings of professional research, both by CEPR and others, in a manner that allows broad segments of the public to know exactly what is at stake in major policy debates. An informed public should be able to choose policies that lead to an improving quality of life, both for people within the United States and around the world.
CEPR was co-founded by economists Dean Baker and Mark Weisbrot.23 Articles
As an initiative of the international conflict transformation organization Search for Common Ground, CGNews welcomes all stakeholders to share their perspectives on key issues affecting Muslim-Western relations and on race relations in the United States. CGNews - Common Ground News - aims to present constructive ideas, provide solutions, humanize the other, offer hope and/or shed light on a variety of issue207 Articles
Dr. Chandra Muzaffar
Dr. Chandra Muzaffar is the author of the e-book "Whither WANA? Reflections on the Arab Uprisings" which is accessible through the JUST website, www.just-international.org13 Articles
Charles V Pena
Charles V. Peña is Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute as well as a senior fellow with the Coalition for a Realistic Foreign Policy, former senior fellow with the George Washington University Homeland Security Policy Institute, and an adviser on the Straus Military Reform Project.9 Articles
Cindy Sheehan is an American anti-war activist whose son, Specialist Casey Sheehan, was killed during his service in the Iraq War by the Mehdi Army on April 4, 2004. She attracted national and international media attention in August 2005 for her extended anti-war protest at a makeshift camp outside President George W. Bush's Texas ranch — a stand which drew both passionate support and angry criticism. More of her writings can be found at Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox: Writing from the Emprire.83 Articles
Civil Georgia is a daily news online service devoted to delivering quality news and analysis about Georgia. Civil.Ge is run by The UN Association of Georgia, a Georgian non-governmental organization, in frames of ‘National Integration and Tolerance in Georgia’ Program financed by USAID. Civil Georgia is also supported by Friedrich Ebert Stiftung.363 Articles
The Catholic News Agency (CNA) has been, since 2004, one of the fastest growing Catholic news providers to the English speaking world. The Catholic News Agency takes much of its mission from its sister agency, ACI Prensa, which was founded in Lima, Peru, in 1980 by Fr. Adalbert Marie Mohm (†1986).560 Articles
COHA, or Council on Hemispheric Affairs, was founded in 1975, the Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA), a nonprofit, tax-exempt independent research and information organization, was established to promote the common interests of the hemisphere, raise the visibility of regional affairs and increase the importance of the inter-American relationship, as well as encourage the formulation of rational and constructive U.S. policies towards Latin America.511 Articles
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for nearly a century.30 Articles
Daily Gains Letter
The goal at the Daily Gains Letter is to provide its readership with personal wealth guidance, money management and investment strategies to help readers make more money from their investments.
The Daily Gains Letter provides independent and unbiased research. Its parent company, Lombardi Publishing Corporation, has been in business since 1986.3 Articles
Daniel Wagner is CEO of Country Risk Solutions, a cross-border risk advisory firm, and author of the book "Managing Country Risk".34 Articles
David J. Theroux
David J. Theroux is Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Independent Institute and Publisher of The Independent Review. He received his B.S., A.B., and M.S. from the University of California, Berkeley, and his M.B.A. from the University of Chicago. Books produced by Mr. Theroux have been the recipients of the Eric Hoffer Book Award Grand Prize, Templeton Freedom Award, two Mencken Awards for Best Book, seven Sir Antony Fisher International Memorial Awards for Best Book, two Benjamin Franklin Awards, four Independent Publisher Book Awards, Peter Shaw Memorial Award, and three Choice Magazine Awards for Outstanding Book. He is Founder and President of the C.S. Lewis Society of California, and he was founding Vice President and Director of Academic Affairs for the Cato Institute and founding President of the Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy.8 Articles
Dean Baker is the co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR). He is the author of Plunder and Blunder: The Rise and Fall of the Bubble Economy.185 Articles
Dr Ehsan Azari Stanizi
Dr Ehsan Azari Stanizi is an Adjunct Fellow with the Writing & Society Research Group, University of Western Sydney (UWS)14 Articles
Dr. Fayaz Ahmad Bhat
Dr. Fayaz Ahmad Bhat is a student of Sociology, social activist, teaching Sociology at Government Degree College, Banihal, India. He is an alumnus of Jamia Millia Islamia.
Dr. Fayaz Ahmad Bhat has many research publications to his credit. His columns and analyses appear in international, national and local news papers, web portals and blogs. He has awards and fellowships to his credit as well.
Dr. Fayaz has proposed and developed many concepts and theories and has been in news for his theory of "mal-education." He has received invitations across the globe to present and share his research, opinion and views in academic, seminars and conferences.
He can be reached at: [email protected]</a4 Articles
Dr. Gursharan Singh Kainth
Dr. Gursharan Singh Kainth is the Director at Guru Arjan Dev Institute of Development Studies, Amritsar, India.11 Articles
Dr. Gyan Basnet
Dr. Gyan Basnet, who holds a Ph.D. and an LL.M degree in International Human Rights Law at Lancaster University, U.K, is a Prominent Columnist, Lecturer & Researcher in International Human Rights Law and a Human Rights and Constitutional Law Lawyer in the Supreme Court and Subordinate Court of Nepal. Email: [email protected]37 Articles
Dr. Habib Siddiqui
Dr. Habib Siddiqui has a long history as a peaceful activist in an effort towards improving human rights and creating a just and equitable world. He has written extensively in the arena of humanity, global politics, social conscience and human rights since 1980, many of which have appeared in newspapers, magazines, journals and the Internet.
He has tirelessly championed the cause of the disadvantaged, the poor and the forgotten here in Americas and abroad. Commenting on his articles, others have said, "His meticulously researched essays and articles combined with real human dimensions on the plight of the displaced peoples of Rohingya in Myanmar, Chechnya, Bosnia, Kosovo and Palestine, and American Muslims in the post-9/11 era have made him a singular important intellectual offering a sane voice with counterpoints to the shrill threats of the oppressors and the powerful. He offers a fresh and insightful perspective on a whole generation of a misunderstood and displaced people with little or no voice of their own."
He has authored 11 books, five of which are now available through Amazon.com. His latest book - Devotional Stories is published by A.S. Noordeen, Malaysia.71 Articles
Dr Hakim, ( Dr. Teck Young, Wee ) is a medical doctor from Singapore who has done humanitarian and social enterprise work in Afghanistan for the past 9 years, including being a friend and mentor to the Afghan Peace Volunteers, an inter-ethnic group of young Afghans dedicated to building non-violent alternatives to war. He is the 2012 recipient of the International Pfeffer Peace Prize.7 Articles
Dr. Kashinath Pandit
Dr. Kashinath Pandit specialization is in Iranian and Central Asian Studies, which encompasses history, society, culture and languages of Farsi/Dari/Tajik speaking peoples in the region of Central Asia, Iran, Afghanistan and Northern and North Western Pakistan.
From 1970 onwards, Dr. Pandit has collaborated with the Tajik Academy of Science entailing frequent visits to Tajikistan and Central Asian regions in the quest of updated knowledge on current history, politics, regional strategies, society and culture of the people in the entire region.
During past fifteen years, Dr. Pandit has participated and presented papers in scores of national and international seminars on a variety of themes, dealing with regional strategies, security issues, terrorism, drug trafficking, cross-border terrorism and human rights issues.
Dr. Pandit is a Human Rights Activist at the UN and currently serving as Secretary General of a Delhi-based NGO, Asian-Eurasian Human Rights Forum with branches in Geneva and Colorado, presently awaiting ECOSOC status.1 Article
Dr. Muhammad Aslam Khan Niazi
BrigGen (ret) Dr. Muhammad Aslam Khan Niazi, has military experience of about 32 years and is from the Regiment of Artillery.
Recipient of sitara-e-imtiaz (military), he served on various command, staff, instructional, administration, operational, research and evaluation appointments during his career. Holds first class Masters’ degree in International Relations as well as doctorate from University of Peshawar, Pakistan.10 Articles
Democratic Voice of Burma
The Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB) is a non-profit Burmese media organization committed to responsible journalism.
Their mission is:
- to provide accurate and unbiased news to the people of Burma,
- to promote understanding and cooperation amongst the various ethnic and religious groups of Burma,
- to encourage and sustain independent public opinion and enable social and political debate
- to impart the ideals of democracy and human rights to the people of Burma.406 Articles
The East-West Center promotes better relations and understanding among the people and nations of the United States, Asia, and the Pacific through cooperative study, research, and dialogue. Established by the U.S. Congress in 1960, the Center serves as a resource for information and analysis on critical issues of common concern, bringing people together to exchange views, build expertise, and develop policy options.38 Articles
Elcano Royal Institute
The Elcano Royal Institute (Real Instituto Elcano) is a private entity, independent of both the Public Administration and the companies that provide most of its funding. It was established, under the honorary presidency of HRH the Prince of Asturias, on 2 December 2001 as a forum for analysis and debate on international affairs and particularly on Spain’s international relations. Its output aims to be of use to Spain’s decision-makers, both public and private, active on the international scene. Its work should similarly promote the knowledge of Spain in the strategic scenarios in which the country’s interests are at stake.107 Articles
Canadian Eric Walberg is known worldwide as a journalist specializing in the Middle East, Central Asia and Russia. A graduate of University of Toronto and Cambridge in economics, he has been writing on East-West relations since the 1980s. He has lived in both the Soviet Union and Russia, and then Uzbekistan, as a UN adviser, writer, translator and lecturer. Presently a writer for the foremost Cairo newspaper, Al Ahram, he is also a regular contributor to Counterpunch, Dissident Voice, Global Research, Al-Jazeerah and Turkish Weekly, and is a commentator on Voice of the Cape radio.43 Articles
The EU-Asia Centre aims to be a mirror to the world of EU-Asia relations. A new think-tank, the EU-Asia Centre is dedicated to promoting closer relations between the EU and Asia.29 Articles
EurActiv.com is the independent online media network dedicated to European Union policies, counting 590,000 monthly unique visitors together with the Web 2.0 platform BlogActiv.eu.736 Articles
Originally published by EurasiaNet.org. EurasiaNet provides information and analysis about political, economic, environmental, and social developments in the countries of Central Asia and the Caucasus as well as in Russia, the Middle East and Southwest Asia.
Copyright (c) 2003 Open Society Institute. Reprinted with the permission of the Open Society Institute, 400 West 59th Street, New York, NY 10019 USA, www.EurasiaNet.org or www.soros.org344 Articles
Forum 18 believes that religious freedom is a fundamental human right, which is essential for the dignity of humanity and for true freedom.69 Articles
Fikrejesus Amahazion is a PhD candidate focusing on Political Economy, Development and Human Rights.2 Articles
Foreign Policy in Focus (FPIF) is a “Think Tank Without Walls” connecting the research and action of more than 600 scholars, advocates, and activists seeking to make the United States a more responsible global partner. It is a project of the Institute for Policy Studies.379 Articles
Published by the Foreign Policy Research Institute
Founded in 1955, FPRI (http://www.fpri.org/) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization devoted to bringing the insights of scholarship to bear on the development of policies that advance U.S. national interests and seeks to add perspective to events by fitting them into the larger historical and cultural context of international politics.336 Articles
Franklin Lamb, a former Assistant Counsel of the US House Judiciary Committee at the US Congress and Professor of International Law at Northwestern College of Law in Oregon, earned his Law Degree at Boston University and his LLM, M.Phil, and PhD degrees at the London School of Economics.
Following three summers at the International Court of Justice in The Hague, Lamb was a visiting fellow at the Harvard Law School’s East Asian Legal Studies Center where he specialized in Chinese Law. He was the first westerner allowed by the government of China to visit the notorious “Ward Street” Prison in Shanghai.
Lamb is doing research in Lebanon and works with the Palestine Civil Rights Campaign-Lebanon and the Sabra-Shatila Foundation. His new book, The Case for Palestinian Civil Rights in Lebanon, is due out shortly.170 Articles
FRIDE is a think tank based in Madrid that aims to provide the best and most innovative thinking on Europe’s role in the international arena. It strives to break new ground in its core research interests of peace and security, human rights, democracy promotion, and development and humanitarian aid, and mould debate in governmental and non-governmental bodies through rigorous analysis, rooted in the values of justice, equality and democracy.106 Articles
CIRSS Commentaries is a regular short publication by the research specialists from the Center for International Relations and Strategic Studies (CIRSS) of the Foreign Service Institute (FSI). It serves as a timely response and brief analysis of latest regional and global developments and issues that impact Philippine foreign policy. The CIRSS Commentaries also aims to contribute to a wider and deeper discussion of issues as they affect the Philippines and the region.
The Foreign Service Institute (FSI) was established by Presidential Decree Number 1060 on 9 December 1976 as the career development arm of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). It was also tasked to provide training to personnel of the DFA and other government agencies assigned to Philippine foreign service posts. Since 1987, the FSI has been mandated to provide research assistance to the DFA and to participate in the Department’s planning review process.
The Center for International Relations and Strategic Studies (CIRSS) of the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) undertakes studies in support of the formulation, review, and dissemination of Philippine foreign policy. It also organizes conferences, roundtable discussions (RTD), lectures, and forums as channels for interaction, cooperation, and integration of the efforts of local and foreign experts from government, private and academic sectors on foreign policy issues and their domestic implications.4 Articles
Gabriel Gasave is a Research Fellow and Director of elindependent.org at the Independent Institute. He has studied political science at Lock Haven State College in Pennsylvania, and received his master degree in economics and business administration from the Graduate School of Economics and Business Administration (ESEADE) in Buenos Aires, and his law degree from the University of Buenos Aires. He has taught economics and law at the Argentina Chamber of Commerce, University of Buenos Aires, and Instituto Ecuatoriano de Economía Política (Ecuador). In addition, Mr. Gasave has been Academic Secretary for ESEADE, commentator on Cable Channel Política and Economía (Buenos Aires), columnist for Impuestos Magazine, consultant for Junior Achievement Argentina, and an intern at the Reason Foundation.1 Article
Gabriela Ionita is editor to Cadran Politic (http://www.cadranpolitic.ro), analyst in the field of International affairs (mainly connected with the Russian Federation and Community of Independent States). Also maintains a frequently updated blog Power&Politics World (http://gabrielaionita.wordpress.com). She graduated from the National School of Political and Administrative Sciences - Bucharest, specialization in Communication and Public Relations. Ms. Ionita lives in Bucharest City, and can be reached via e-Mail at gabriela.ionita(at)mail.ru.7 Articles
Gajanan Khergamker is an independent editor and legal counsel with over three decades of experience. He heads DraftCraft – an India-based media-legal think-tank. His areas of expertise include policy, inclusion, foreign affairs, law and diversity. He can be reached at [email protected]36 Articles
Gateway House: Indian Council on Global Relations is a foreign policy think-tank established in 2009, to engage India’s leading corporations and individuals in debate and scholarship on India’s foreign policy and its role in global affairs.
Gateway House’s studies programme will be at the heart of the institute’s scholarship, with original research by global and local scholars in Geo-economics, Geopolitics, Foreign Policy analysis, Bilateral relations, Democracy and nation-building, National security, ethnic conflict and terrorism, Science, technology and innovation, and Energy and Environment.72 Articles
Geopoliticalmonitor.com is an open-source intelligence collection and forecasting service, providing research, analysis and up-to-date coverage on situations and events that have a substantive impact on political, military and economic affairs.232 Articles
Giorgio Cafiero is the co-founder of Gulf State Analytics and a research analyst for Country Risk Solutions53 Articles
Graham Peebles is a freelance writer and director of The Create Trust a UK registered charity he founded in 2006. He has run education projects & teacher training programs in Palestine, India and Ethiopia where he spent two years working with acutely disadvantaged children, young people and women in Addis Ababa. He is currently working on a book project about Ethiopia.
Contact: [email protected]74 Articles
Greg Palast is the author of Vultures' Picnic: In Pursuit of Petroleum Pigs, Power Pirates and High-Finance Carnivores and the New York Times bestseller, "Armed Madhouse" (Penguin Paperback 2007).35 Articles
Gulf Research Center
People have many different impressions of the Gulf region. These impressions are mostly shaped by the media and they are often negative and inaccurate. This is why the Gulf Research Center (GRC) was founded in July 2000 by Dr. Abdulaziz Sager, a Saudi businessman.
At a time when the need for an independent think tank focused on the critical Gulf region was greater than ever, Dr. Sager established the GRC to fill an important void and to conduct scholarly, high quality research about the GCC area as well as Iran, Iraq and Yemen. Its research focuses on the social sciences. The Gulf Research Center operates on an independent, not-for-profit basis.
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Gulgiz Dadashova is a Deputy Editor-in-Chief at Baku-based AzerNews Newspaper. She is specialized in online media, and covers a wide range of topics including national and international politics, business and society. She has won the UGUR national award for contributing to the promotion of Azerbaijan’s realities.12 Articles
Haluk Direskeneli, is a graduate of METU Mechanical Engineering department (1973). He worked in public, private enterprises, USA Turkish JV companies (B&W, CSWI, AEP, Entergy), in fabrication, basic and detail design, marketing, sales and project management of thermal power plants. He is currently working as freelance consultant/ energy analyst with thermal power plants basic/ detail design software expertise for private engineering companies, investors, universities and research institutions. He is a member of Chamber of Turkish Mechanical Engineers Energy Working Group.26 Articles
Harun Yahya has authored more than 300 books translated into 73 languages on politics, religion and science.4 Articles
Hipolitus Yolisandry Ringgi
Hipolitus Yolisandry Ringgi is a visiting scholar in the equality development and globalization studies program at the Buffet Center for International and Comparative Studies, Northwestern University, the US.2 Articles
Hudson Institute is a nonpartisan policy research organization dedicated to innovative research and analysis that promotes global security, prosperity, and freedom.190 Articles
Human Wrongs Watch
Human wrongs Watch informs about some of the so many human ‘wrongs’–it’s our way to draw your attention. Maybe this initiative can help correct some of our misdoing.6 Articles
The Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) is a non-partisan, autonomous body dedicated to objective research and policy relevant studies on all aspects of defence and security. Its mission is to promote national and international security through the generation and dissemination of knowledge on defence and security-related issues. IDSA has been consistently ranked over the last few years as one of the top think tanks in Asia.839 Articles
IESE Insight is produced by the IESE Business School, a top-ranked business school that is committed to the development of leaders who aspire to have a positive, deep and lasting impact on people, firms and society through their professionalism, integrity and spirit of service.93 Articles
Imran Ali Sandano
Mr. Imran Ali Sandano is author of “Sufism and Peace: A Counter Strategy of Extremism” and Separatist Movement of Balochistan: A Nontraditional Security Threat books. Currently, he is working as Research Fellow at Center for Nontraditional Security and Peaceful Development Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China. His areas of interest are nontraditional security issues, human security, peace studies, terrorism, conflict resolution and sufism. Mr. Sandano is a regular writer of different newspapers, magazines and research journals. He holds a Masters degree in International Relations from Sindh University Jamshoro, M.Phil degree in Peace and Conflict Studies from National Defence University Islamabad and is doing a PhD at Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China. The author can be reached at [email protected]27 Articles
The Indo-Pacific Review (IPR) provides monitoring and analysis on Southeast Asia's rapidly evolving political, security, and economic dynamics viewed through the lens of the larger contextual forces at play in the region. Through the careful monitoring of open-source reporting, analysis, commentary, and social media in conjunction with its own independent network of skilled contributors, IPR presents a comprehensive view of the people and events shaping the Indo-Pacific. Indo-Pacific Review5 Articles
INEGMA is a Free Zone Limited Liability Company based in Dubai Media City, in the United Arab Emirates. Established in 2001, INEGMA was set up to provide media organizations, think tanks, non-governmental organizations, militaries and governments of the Middle East, and international private companies with various services related to military and strategic affairs.103 Articles
International Crisis Group
The International Crisis Group is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organisation committed to preventing and resolving deadly conflict.
Crisis Group decides which situations to cover based on a number of factors. These include: the seriousness of a situation, whether we can add value to international understanding and response, whether we have or can raise the necessary resources to ensure high-quality reporting and effective follow-through, and whether we can safely operate in the field.3 Articles
IPCS (Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies) conducts independent research on conventional and non-conventional security issues in the region and shares its findings with policy makers and the public. It provides a forum for discussion with the strategic community on strategic issues and strives to explore alternatives. Moreover, it works towards building capacity among young scholars for greater refinement of their analyses of South Asian security.1262 Articles
The Institute for Public Policy, or IPP, is a Bishkek-based independent research and policy-making institution. The IPP's goals are to promote a participatory approach in establishing public policy; to strengthen expert analysis in order to promote effective and informed decision-making in matters of public policy, and to create an independent platform for dialogue on public policy issues.5 Articles
The Portuguese Institute of International Relations and Security (IPRIS) is a non-profit and independent NGO, based in Lisbon. IPRIS is an institution dedicated to research on issues of International Relations, with particular interest regarding Portuguese foreign and defense policies.74 Articles
IPS is a communication institution with a global news agency at its core. IPS raises the voices of the South and civil society. Articles here are reprinted with permission.87 Articles
Iran Review is a Tehran-based site that claims to be independent, non-governmental and non-partisan and representing scientific and professional approaches towards Iran’s political, economic, social, religious, and cultural affairs, its foreign policy, and regional and international issues within the framework of analysis and articles.423 Articles
IRIN is the humanitarian news and analysis service of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.280 Articles
Institute of South Asia Studies
The Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS) was established in July 2004 as an autonomous research institute at the National University of Singapore (NUS).
The establishment of ISAS reflects the increasing economic and political importance of South Asia, and the strong historical links between South Asia and Southeast Asia.
ISAS is dedicated to research on contemporary South Asia. The Institute seeks to promote understanding of this vital region of the world, and to communicate knowledge and insights about it to policy makers, the business community, academia and civil society, in Singapore and beyond.21 Articles
Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
The Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) was established as an autonomous organization in 1968 by an Act of Parliament. Its aims are:
- To be a leading research centre and think tank dedicated to the study of socio-political, security, and economic trends and developments in Southeast Asia and its wider geostrategic and economic environment.
- To stimulate research and debate within scholarly circles, enhance public awareness of the region, and facilitate the search for viable solutions to the varied problems confronting the region.
- To serve as a centre for international, regional and local scholars and other researchers to do research on the region and publish and publicize their findings.
To achieve these aims, the Institute conducts a range of research programmes; holds conferences, workshops, lectures and seminars; publishes briefs, research journals and books; and generally provides a range of research support facilities, including a large library collection.6 Articles
ISN Security Watch
The International Relations and Security Network (ISN) is a leading open access information service for international relations and security professionals.212 Articles
Ivan Eland is Senior Fellow and Director of the Center on Peace & Liberty at The Independent Institute. Dr. Eland is a graduate of Iowa State University and received an M.B.A. in applied economics and Ph.D. in national security policy from George Washington University.
He has been Director of Defense Policy Studies at the Cato Institute, and he spent 15 years working for Congress on national security issues, including stints as an investigator for the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Principal Defense Analyst at the Congressional Budget Office. He is author of the books "Partitioning for Peace: An Exit Strategy for Iraq", and "Recarving Rushmore".177 Articles
The Institute for War and Peace Reporting gives voice to people at the frontlines of conflict and transition to help them drive change. IWPR empowers citizens and their communities to make a difference -- building their skills, networks and institutions, supporting development and accountability, forging peace and justice.191 Articles
James M. Dorsey
James M. Dorsey is a senior fellow at Nanyang Technological University's S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies in Singapore and the author of the blog, The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer.434 Articles
James Petras is the author of more than 62 books published in 29 languages, and over 600 articles in professional journals, including the American Sociological Review, British Journal of Sociology, Social Research, and Journal of Peasant Studies.
He has published over 2000 articles in nonprofessional journals such as the New York Times, the Guardian, the Nation, Christian Science Monitor, Foreign Policy, New Left Review, Partisan Review, TempsModerne, Le Monde Diplomatique, and his commentary is widely carried on the internet.
For more of his writings, check out the The James Petras Website.136 Articles
Jan Agha Iqbal
Mr. Jan Agha Iqbal is a former diplomat and international affairs analyst. He has served as representative of Afghanistan to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), as well as head of department and senior advisor in the same organization. Mr. Iqbal has been published widely and has vast experience in diplomacy and international relations4 Articles
The Journal of Alternative Perspectives in the Social Sciences was established in September 2008 by a group of scholars from around the world to give voice to young scholars in the process of making a reputation and international scholars who are marginalized by the dominant center of Anglo-American Academia.6 Articles
Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs
The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs is a leading independent research institute specializing in public diplomacy and foreign policy. Founded in 1976, the Center has produced hundreds of studies and initiatives by leading experts on a wide range of strategic topics. Dr. Dore Gold, Israel’s former ambassador to the UN, has headed the Jerusalem Center since 2000.1 Article
Jim Kouri, CPP, formerly Fifth Vice-President, is currently a Board Member of the National Association of Chiefs of Police, an editor for ConservativeBase.com, and he's a columnist for Examiner.com. In addition, he's a blogger for the Cheyenne, Wyoming Fox News Radio affiliate KGAB (www.kgab.com). Kouri also serves as political advisor for Emmy and Golden Globe winning actor Michael Moriarty.761 Articles
Joel S. Hirschhorn
Joel S. Hirschhorn is the author of Delusional Democracy - Fixing the Republic Without Overthrowing the Government. His current political writings have been greatly influenced by working as a senior staffer for the U.S. Congress and for the National Governors Association. He advocates a Second American Revolution, beginning with an Article V Convention to propose constitutional amendments. He was Chair of the Independent Party of Maryland. Contact Joel S. Hirschhorn through delusionaldemocracy.com.23 Articles
John C. Goodman
John C. Goodman is a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute and President and Kellye Wright Fellow in Health Care at the National Center for Policy Analysis. The Wall Street Journal and the National Journal, among other media, have called him the “Father of Health Savings Accounts.”62 Articles
John R. Graham
John R. Graham is Senior Fellow at The Independent Institute. He has served as Vice President of Research, Payment and Health Care Delivery Policy at the Advanced Medical Technology Association; Director of Health Care Studies at the Pacific Research Institute; Executive Director of the Benjamin Rush Society; Director of Health and Pharmaceutical Policy Research at the Fraser Institute; Assistant Vice President at Kidder, Peabody Securities Company; Associate at Goldman Sachs and Company; Political and Military Analyst for the United Nations Operation in Somalia; Development Consultant for Covenant House Vancouver; and Captain in the Canadian Army.23 Articles
Syria Comment - Joshua Landis
Joshua Landis maintains Syria Comment and teaches modern Middle Eastern history and politics and writes on Syria and its surrounding countries. He writes “Syria Comment,” a daily newsletter on Syrian politics that attracts some 3,000 readers a day. It is widely read by officials in Washington, Europe and Syria. Dr. Landis regularly travels to Washington DC to consult with the State Department and other government agencies. He is a frequent analyst on TV and radio.181 Articles
Karl Starns is a recent M.A. graduate in International Studies with a regional focus on Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia; and specializations in global business and supply chain management from the University of Washington. He recently relocated to the Beltway from Seattle after completing contract work at Amazon.com to pursue opportunities in international affairs. He originally heralds from Louisiana where he completed B.A’s in both History and German Language from Louisiana State University.2 Articles
Kelly is an American peace activist, pacifist and author, as well as one of the founding members of Voices in the Wilderness. She has been arrested more than sixty times at home and abroad, and written of her experiences, including among targets of U.S. military bombardment.52 Articles
Kaveh L. Afrasiabi
Kaveh L. Afrasiabi, Ph.D. is a political scientist specializing in Iran’s foreign and nuclear affairs, author of several books including the forthcoming: Nuclear Iran: Detente and Negotiations Since the Geneva Accord of 2013 (co-authored with Dr. Nader Entessar).27 Articles
Keith K C Hui
Keith K C Hui is a Chinese University of Hong Kong graduate, a Fellow of The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK), a former Manager (Asset Management) at HK Monetary Authority and now a retired businessman; and the author of “Helmsman Ruler: China’s Pragmatic Version of Plato’s Ideal Political Succession System in The Republic”.10 Articles
Genomeken was a former senior editor/journalist of the Hong Kong Economic Journal (HKEJ) in Hong Kong and a newspaper columnist for 13 years. He is currently a regular columnist in the financial Monthly of the HKEJ as well as news commentator for other media publications in Hong Kong. He can be reached at: [email protected]4 Articles
Keshab Giri is a political analyst currently Master of Research student in the University of Essex, UK, and writes articles on current issues, mainly on politics of South Asia, small state foreign policy, etc.6 Articles
Keshav Prasad Bhattarai
Keshav Prasad Bhattarai is the former President of Nepal Teachers’ Association,Teachers’ Union of Nepal and General Secretary of SAARC Teachers’ Federation.
He writes for Eurasia Review. Earlier he worked as a columnist in an English language weekly from Nepal – ‘The Reporter’ and Rajdhani – a Nepali language daily. Before that as a freelancer, he wrote for different Nepali newspapers.
For his long association with national and international trade union movement, he usually prepares concept papers on educational issues, economic development, trade union movement and democratic development for different organizations in Nepal from the perspective of teachers’ trade union but in a critical way.
Keshav Prasad Bhattarai has also authored three books -- two of them are about Nepal's Relations with India and one on educational issues.48 Articles
Khalil Nouri is a member of NWSC (New World Strategies Coalition) a think tank founded by native Afghans that creates nonmilitary solutions for Afghanistan. The NWSC has outlined a comprehensive reconciliation process in a white paper entitled Restoring the Tribal Balance. Afghanistan National Reconciliation: Facebook.2 Articles
Khan A. Sufyan
Khan A. Sufyan is a security analyst on South Asia and has advised government, semi-government and private organizations and institutions on national and international security issues, as well as participating in number of national and international seminars and presented papers on various regional and global security issues.9 Articles
Kourosh Ziabari is an award-winning Iranian journalist, writer and media correspondent. He represents *Fair Observer* and *Your Middle East *in Iran. He also interviews and writes commentaries for the Iran Review news and analysis website. His articles and interviews have been published in Tehran Times, Press TV, International Policy Digest, Foreign Policy Journal, Global Research, Turkish Weekly Journal, Strategic Culture Foundation, Al-Arabiya, Counterpunch, Voltaire Network, Baltimore Chronicle and Opinion Maker.
He has conducted interviews with some 380 prominent world leaders, politicians, diplomats, UN officials, academicians, public intellectuals, authors, media personalities, journalists, historians and other thinkers including the former Italian Prime Minister Massimo D'Alema, former Lithuanian Prime Minister Gediminas Kirkilas,1996 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jose Ramos-Horta, former South African President F. W. de Klerk, former Latvian President Vaira Vike-Freiberga, former Portuguese President Mario Soares, former Mexican President Vicente Fox, former Swedish Prime Minister Carl Bildt, former Swedish Foreign Minister and IAEA Director General Hans Blix, former Spanish Foreign Minister Ana Palacio, Greek Deputy Prime Minister Evangelos Venizelos, Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn, Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders, former Italian Culture Minister Massimo Bray, former Italian Foreign Minister Emma Bonino, Slovak Deputy Prime Minister Miroslav Lajcak, former Finland Finance Minister Jutta Urpilainen, Slovenian Parliament Speaker JankoVeber, former British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, President of the 68th session of the UN General Assembly John W. Ashe, former Commander of the U.S. European Command Admiral James Stavridis, UN special rapporteur on Palestine Richard Falk, former UN Assistant Secretary General Denis Halliday, Israeli historian Ilan Pappe, former EU ambassador to Afghanistan Francesc Vendrell, Malaysian intellectual Chandra Muzaffar, former Archbishop of Washington Archbishop Theodore McCarrick, Polish philosopher and public intellectual Zygmunt Bauman, award-winning British journalist Glenn Greenwald, renowned professor of international law Francis Boyle, leading Canadian cultural critic Henry Giroux, Nobel Peace Prize laureate in economics Edmund Phelps, former IAEA Deputy Director General for Safeguards Olli Heinonen, renowned American journalist Dave Lindorff, former EU Commissioner for Justice Viviane Reding, Senator Richard H. Black, former U.S. ambassador to Egypt and India Frank Wisner, leading American Middle East expert Juan Cole, Bulgarian EU commissioner Kristalina Georgieva, Canadian political scientist James Petras, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Thomas R. Pickering, American political scientist John Mearsheimer and the former chief of staff to the U.S. Secretary of State Lawrence Wilkerson.
Kourosh Ziabari is the winner of the silver medal at the National Festival of Superior Iranian Youth. He has won three awards in Iran's National Press Festival and represented the Middle East students at the International Student Energy Summit 2009 in Calgary, Canada. He was a member of Stony Brook Independent magazine's editorial board and a member of World Student Community for Sustainable Development.69 Articles
Latinamerica Press is a product of Comunicaciones Aliadas, a non-profit, non-governmental organization based in Lima, Peru, specializing in the production of information and analysis about events across Latin America and the Caribbean with a focus on rights, while strengthening the communications skills of local social leaders.259 Articles
Lawrence S. Schneiderman
Lawrence S. Schneiderman is an International Consultant and Dr. of Public Policy, Vanderbilt University. The opinions expressed are the author's own.16 Articles
Lloyd Billingsley is Policy Fellow and Communications Counsel at the Independent Institute,a think tank based in Oakland, CA.1 Article
Lloyd Marcus is the songwriter and vocalist of the "American Tea Party Anthem." He currently serves as president of NAACPC (National Association for the Advancement of Conservative People of Color). Visit his website at http://www.LloydMarcus.com159 Articles
Lucio Blanco Pitlo III
Lucio Blanco Pitlo III is an independent researcher on Philippine foreign policy and maritime security issues and is formerly a Research Associate at the University of the Philippines Asian Center. His commentaries have been published in Forging a New Philippine Foreign Policy, Rappler, East Asia Forum, ISN Blog, and Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies, among others.26 Articles
Launched in 2005, Ma'an News Agency (MNA) publishes news around the clock in Arabic and English, and is among the most browsed websites in the Palestinian territories, with over 3 million visits per month.557 Articles
The Magharebia web site is sponsored by the United States Africa Command, the military command responsible for supporting and enhancing US efforts to promote stability, co-operation and prosperity in the region.697 Articles
Margaret Flowers, co-director of Its Our Economy, is a Maryland pediatrician. After graduation from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 1990 and completion of pediatric residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Flowers worked first as a hospitalist and then in private practice. She left practice in 2007 to advocate full-time for a single payer health care system at both the state and national levels. co-hosts, Clearing the FOG radio which airs on We Act Radio, 1480 AM. Her twitter is @MFlowers8.17 Articles
Ms. Kimberley lives in New York City, and can be reached via e-Mail at Margaret.Kimberley(at)BlackAgandaReport.com.138 Articles
Marjorie Cohn is a former president of the National Lawyers Guild and a professor at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, where she teaches criminal law and procedure, evidence, and international human rights law. She lectures throughout the world on human rights and US foreign policy. She is a member of the Bureau of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers.28 Articles
Mary L. G. Theroux
Mary L. G. Theroux is Senior Vice President of The Independent Institute. Having received her A.B. in economics from Stanford University, Ms. Theroux is Managing Director of Lightning Ventures, L.P., a San Francisco Bay Area investment firm, and Vice President of the C.S. Lewis Society of California.61 Articles
Matthew Batten-Carew is a Researcher for the geostrategic consultancy WikiStrat and is currently studying towards an MA in Geopolitics & Grand Strategy at the University of Sussex. He also works as a Research Assistant with the Armed Conflict Locations & Events Dataset (ACLED) tracking political violence in Africa, and has experience in policy development in both the public and private sectors.1 Article
Matthew Raphael Johnson is a contentious and idiosyncratic scholar of Russian Orthodox history and philosophy. His research interests focus on Russian political theory and religious ideas, concentrating on the central role of nationalism, Eurasianism and the Orthodox tradition as forms of rebellion against globalism and liberalism.
He received his master’s degree at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, writing his thesis on Hegel's concept of alienation. He soon completed his doctorate at the University of Nebraska in 1999 as a recipient of the Sennen Fellowship, focusing on anti-modernist social philosophy. His dissertation surveyed Michael Oakeshott’s critique of positivism.
Having taught at the University of Nebraska and Mount St. Mary's University in Maryland, he continues to translate, write and lecture, regularly drawing disapproval from left and right alike. An agrarian, royalist and Slavophile, his writing relegates him to the periphery of American life, a place he finds quite congenial.
Dr. Johnson is the author of several books, including Sobornosti: Essays on the Old Faith; Heavenly Serbia and the Medieval Idea; Orthodoxy, Autocracy, Nationality: Lectures on Medieval Russia; The Ancient Orthodox Tradition in Russian Literature; The Third Rome: Holy Russia, Tsarism and Orthodoxy; and Russian Populist: The Political Theory of Vladimir Putin.6 Articles
Mazhar Iqbal is a peace and human rights activist from Pakistan Administered Kashmir, and has written for a number of newspapers, magazines and websites. Born and raised in a conflict area, he has a natural bent to study and reflect on the happenings across the Line of Control in Kashmir. Thus, generally but not exclusively focus of his writings is on situation of human rights, peace and political developments in this zone. He is associated with Press for Peace and can be reached at [email protected]12 Articles
Michael Averko is a New York based independent foreign policy analyst and media critic.
He has appeared as a guest commentator on the BBC and WABC talk radio, in addition to having been a panelist at the World Russia Forum and US-Russia.org Experts' Panel.
Besides Averko's Eurasia Review column - Counterpunch, Foreign Policy Journal, Global Research, History News Network, InoSMI.Ru, Johnson's Russia List, Kyiv Post, Journal of Turkish Weekly, Strategic Culture Foundation, Oriental Review, Pravda.Ru, Pravoslavie.Ru, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Russia Insider, The Huffington Post and Valdai Discussion Club are among the numerous venues where his articles have either appeared or been referenced.
The American Institute in Ukraine and the Lord Byron Foundation for Balkan Studies, have referenced some of his commentary, along with academic white papers prepared for NATO Watch, Ohio State University, Problems of Post-Communism and the Royal College of Defence Studies. He is source referenced in Richard Sakwa's recently released book "Frontline Ukraine".
Averko's Eurasia Review article on Pavlo Skoropadsky, provides the first full online transcript of Skoropadsky's edict calling for an "All-Russian Federation", inclusive of Russia and Ukraine, while (among other things) explaining the relationships among the major combatants in the Russian Civil War.
He can be reached via [email protected]28 Articles
Prof. Hudson is Chief Economic Advisor to the Reform Task Force Latvia (RTFL). Michael Hudson is President of The Institute for the Study of Long-Term Economic Trends (ISLET), a Wall Street Financial Analyst, Distinguished Research Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri, Kansas City and author of Super-Imperialism: The Economic Strategy of American Empire (1968 & 2003), Trade, Development and Foreign Debt (1992 & 2009) and of The Myth of Aid (1971). For more of his writing check out his website: http://michael-hudson.com.49 Articles
Michael Moore is an American filmmaker, author and liberal political commentator.3 Articles
Mike Whitney writes on politics and finances and lives in Washington state. He is a contributor to Hopeless: Barack Obama and the Politics of Illusion, forthcoming from AK Press. He can be reached at [email protected]327 Articles
MISNA, or the Missionary International Service News Agency, provides daily news ‘from, about and for’ the 'world’s Souths', not just in the geographical sense, since December 1997.646 Articles
Mehr News Agency (MNA), as a private and non-official media was officially launched with Farsi (Persian) and English language services on June 22, 2003. As a matter of development and based on the will of clients, Arabic language service was also introduced on January 4, 2004. “Mehr” in Persian means: kindheartedness.6 Articles
Mondoweiss is a news website devoted to covering American foreign policy in the Middle East, chiefly from a progressive Jewish perspective. Mondoweiss is maintained by Philip Weiss and Adam Horowitz. Weiss is 54 and lives in New York state. Horowitz is 36 and lives in New York City.174 Articles
Abbās Varij Kāzemi
Abbās Varij Kāzemi is a visiting scholar at the Center for Urban and Global Studies at Trinity College and a former professor of sociology at the University of Tehran. He received his PhD in cultural sociology from the University of Tehran in 2005. His teaching and research focuses on media, urban spaces and everyday life in Iran and sociology of modern Islam. Kāzemi has published four books in Iran in the field of sociology of culture. He is the author of Appropriating the Past: The Green Movement in Iran published by Global Dialogue, the International Sociological Association (Volume 3, Issue 3, 2013).1 Article
Chandan Kumar Duarah
Chandan Kumar Duarah is an Indian science journalist and former Robert Bosch Fellow (Germany)19 Articles
Sam Badger is an associate lecturer of philosophy and graduate student at San Francisco State University.5 Articles
Xiangming Chen has been serving as the founding Dean and Director of the Center for Urban and Global Studies (CUGS) at Trinity College since July 1, 2007. Chen leads CUGS in developing and strengthening meaningful and synergistic linkages of teaching, research, and service in urban and global studies, broadly defined, between Trinity’s academic programs and its various forms of experiential learning on campus, in Hartford, and globally.5 Articles
Murray Hunter has been involved in Asia-Pacific business for the last 30 years as an entrepreneur, consultant, academic, and researcher. As an entrepreneur he was involved in numerous start-ups, developing a lot of patented technology, where one of his enterprises was listed in 1992 as the 5th fastest going company on the BRW/Price Waterhouse Fast100 list in Australia.
Murray is now an associate professor at the University Malaysia Perlis, spending a lot of time consulting to Asian governments on community development and village biotechnology, both at the strategic level and “on the ground”. He is also a visiting professor at a number of universities and regular speaker at conferences and workshops in the region.
Murray is the author of a number of books, numerous research and conceptual papers in referred journals, and commentator on the issues of entrepreneurship, development, and politics in a number of magazines and online news sites around the world. Murray takes a trans-disciplinary view of issues and events, trying to relate this to the enrichment and empowerment of people in the region.72 Articles
The National Defense University (NDU) is the premier center for Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) and is under the direction of the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff. The University's main campus is on Fort Lesley J. McNair in Washington, D.C. The Joint Forces Staff College is located in Norfolk, Va. The College of International Security Affairs (CISA) has satellite campuses at Fort Bragg, S.C., and Tampa, Fla.25 Articles
Neve Gordon is the author of Israel's Occupation, for more information click here. Neve's website is www.israelsoccupation.info.30 Articles
Neville Teller is the author of the recent book, The Search for Détente: Israel and Palestine 2012-2014”.
Besides maintaining the blog A Mid-East Journal, Teller is also the author of One Year in the History of Israel and Palestine” (2011).
Teller is also a long-time dramatist, writer and abridger for BBC radio and for the UK audiobook industry. Born in London and educated at Owen's School and St Edmund Hall, Oxford, he is a past chairman of the Society of Authors' Broadcasting Committee, and of the Contributors' Committee of the Audiobook Publishing Association. He was made an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours, 2006 "for services to broadcasting and to drama."139 Articles
New Civilisation is an online political journal which provides a unique source of insight and critical analysis regarding the pressing political, economic and ideological issues of the time. Its motivation is to provide an authentic alternative to the standard analysis often found in mainstream outlets – opening a channel for advocates of alternative Islamic political models to present their critiques of other understandings and put forward their own opinions while allowing them to be discussed and challenged within an environment of informed and respectful discourse.149 Articles
News Central Asia
News Central Asia's aim is to provide untainted, unbiased and objective account of what is happening in Central Asia.34 Articles
Nikhil Vaish grew up in India, The Czech Republic (formerly Czechoslovakia), UK, Hong Kong and USA, an upbringing which affords him a global perspective.
A career in advertising agencies in Bombay, London and New York kept him busy until 2008, when he took the plunge and co-founded a brand strategy, design & technology consulting firm.
Writing is his love on the side, and he maintains a blog where he can let loose his alter ego and write about life, advertising, politics and other useless things.
On twitter @nikhil_vaish
Email: [email protected]12 Articles
Observer Research Foundation
ORF was established on 5 September 1990 as a private, not for profit, ’think tank’ to influence public policy formulation. The Foundation brought together, for the first time, leading Indian economists and policymakers to present An Agenda for Economic Reforms in India. The idea was to help develop a consensus in favour of economic reforms.597 Articles
OilPrice.com is the fastest growing energy news site online. Analysis focuses on Oil and Gas, Alternative Energy and Geopolitics.162 Articles
OtherWords distributes commentary and cartoons aimed at amplifying progressive analysis in the national conversation. It empowers readers to become more engaged citizens.170 Articles
The Palestine Chronicle publishes news and commentary related to the Middle East Peace Conflict.1100 Articles
‘Pambazuka’ in Kiswahili means the dawn or to arise as a verb. Pambazuka News is produced by a pan-African community of some 2,600 citizens and organisations - academics, policy makers, social activists, women's organisations, civil society organisations, writers, artists, poets, bloggers, and commentators who together produce insightful, sharp and thoughtful analyses and make it one of the largest and most innovative and influential web forums for social justice in Africa.314 Articles
PanARMENIAN Network is the first Armenian online news and analytical agency and one of the most cited Armenian informational resources worldwide.1227 Articles
Patrick J Buchanan
Patrick J. Buchanan is an American conservative political commentator, author, syndicated columnist, politician and broadcaster.299 Articles
Paul Driessen is senior policy analyst for the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow (www.CFACT.org</a?) and author of Eco-Imperialism: Green power - Black death.22 Articles
Paul Goble is a longtime specialist on ethnic and religious questions in Eurasia. Most recently, he was director of research and publications at the Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy. Earlier, he served as vice dean for the social sciences and humanities at Audentes University in Tallinn and a senior research associate at the EuroCollege of the University of Tartu in Estonia. He has served in various capacities in the U.S. State Department, the Central Intelligence Agency and the International Broadcasting Bureau as well as at the Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Mr. Goble maintains the Window on Eurasia blog and can be contacted directly at [email protected] .171 Articles
Paul Woodward - War in Context
Paul Woodward describes himself by nature if not profession, as a bricoleur. A dictionary of obscure words defines a bricoleur as “someone who continually invents his own strategies for comprehending reality.” Woodward has at various times been an editor, designer, software knowledge architect, and Buddhist monk, while living in England, France, India, and for the last twenty years the United States. He currently lives frugally in the Southern Appalachians with his wife, Monica, two cats and a dog
Woodward maintains the popular website/blog, War in Context, which "from its inception, has been an effort to apply critical intelligence in an arena where political judgment has repeatedly been twisted by blind emotions. It presupposes that a world out of balance will inevitably be a world in conflict."401 Articles
News agency PenzaNews is Russian independent information project, which supplies a steady stream of news. The website is constantly updated to bring the top stories from the city of Penza and the Penza region. The Analysis center of the agency covers important political, economic, cultural and other significant events in Russia and abroad.60 Articles
Peter Tase is a contributor, freelance journalist and a research scholar of Paraguayan Studies and Latin American Affairs in the United States; he is the founder of Paraguay Economic Forum in Milwaukee, United States. Educated at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee and Marquette University, Tase is the author of "Simultaneous Dictionary in Five Languages: Guarani, English, Italian, Albanian and Spanish" and "El Dr. FEDERICO FRANCO y Su Mandato Presidencial en la Historia del Paraguay."
Tase has written many articles on Paraguay's current Foreign Policy, Latin American Affairs and MERCOSUR regional trade issues for Eurasia Review and the Council on Hemispheric Affairs in Washington, D.C.. Peter has appeared on SNT Cerro Cora, Asuncion and appeared in “Tribuna Pública” in TV Publica Paraguay, as well as given interviews for Diario 5 Dias in Paraguay, ABC Color, Ultima Hora, IP Paraguay, Revista PLUS+, Radio Ñandutí, Radio Nacional del Paraguay, www.datamyne.com and Spero News.
Tase completed a Congressional Internship in the Office of Congressman Richard Pombo (CA-11), U.S. House of Representatives, and studied U.S. Government and International Affairs at the Les Aspin Center for Government in Washington, D.C.. In 2012 he was an adviser of Foreign Affairs and International trade Issues to the Chairman of the Committee on Trade, Tourism and Industry in the National Congress of Paraguay. Peter Tase is fluent in Guarani, Italian, Spanish, Albanian and mainly writes in English and Spanish.171 Articles
Press TV is a 24-hour English language global news network owned by Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB). Its headquarters are located in Tehran, Iran. Press TV carries news analysis, documentary talk shows and sports news worldwide with special focus on West Asia, Central Asia, and the Middle East.332 Articles
Prof. Anis Bajrektarevic
Prof. Anis H. Bajrektarevic, Geopolitics of Energy Editorial Member, Chairperson for Intl. Law & Global Pol. Studies.Former legal practitioner and the president of Young Lawyers Association of BiH Bar (late 1980s). Former MFA official and career diplomat (early 1990s).
Research Fellow at the Institute for Modern Political-history analyses, Dr. Bruno Kreisky Foundation as well as the Legal and Political Advisor for CEE at the Vienna-based Political Academy, Dr. Karl Renner (mid 1990s).
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Profit Confidential publishes daily articles for its Lombardi Financial customers.67 Articles
Rabbi Allen S. Maller
Allen Maller retired in 2006 after 39 years as Rabbi of Temple Akiba in Culver City, Calif. He is the author of an introduction to Jewish mysticism. God. Sex and Kabbalah and editor of the Tikun series of High Holy Day prayerbooks.46 Articles
Since 2006 Radio Zamaneh has successfully facilitated Persian writers, Islamic scholars, prominent Iranians and personalities at the heart of Iranian culture to provide their views and thoughts.982 Articles
Dr. Rajaram Panda
Dr. Rajaram Panda, a leading expert from India on East Asia with focus on Japan and the Koreas, was formerly Senior Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, and is currently Visiting Faculty at the Centre for Japanese, Korean and Northeast Asian Studies, School of Language, Literature & Culture Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
E-mail: [email protected]55 Articles
Ralph Nader is a politician, activist and the author of Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us!, a novel.270 Articles
Ramzy Baroud (www.ramzybaroud.net) is an internationally-syndicated columnist and the editor of PalestineChronicle.com. His latest book is My Father Was a Freedom Fighter: Gaza's Untold Story (Pluto Press, London), now available on Amazon.com218 Articles
Randall G. Holcombe
Randall G. Holcombe is Research Fellow at The Independent Institute, DeVoe Moore Professor of Economics at Florida State University, past President of the Public Choice Society, and past President of the Society for the Development of Austrian Economics. He received his Ph.D. in economics from Virginia Tech, and has taught at Texas A&M University and Auburn University. Dr. Holcombe is also Senior Fellow at the James Madison Institute and was a member of the Florida Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors.81 Articles
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders defends journalists and media assistants imprisoned or persecuted for doing their job and exposes the mistreatment and torture of them in many countries.78 Articles
Copyright © 1998-2011, RFA. Used with the permission of Radio Free Asia, 2025 M St. NW, Suite 300, Washington DC 20036.537 Articles
RFE/RL journalists report the news in 21 countries where a free press is banned by the government or not fully established.
RFE/RL is supervised by the Broadcasting Board of Governors, a bi-partisan federal agency overseeing all U.S. international broadcasting services.1135 Articles
RIA Novosti is Russia's leading news agency in terms of multimedia technologies, website audience reach and quoting by the Russian media.1989 Articles
Richard Rousseau is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates. His research, teaching and consulting interests include Russian politics, Eurasian geopolitics, international political economy and globalization.68 Articles
Richard Silverstein is an author, journalist and blogger, with articles appearing in Haaretz, the Jewish Forward, Los Angeles Times, the Guardian’s Comment Is Free, Al Jazeera English, and Alternet. His work has also been in the Seattle Times, American Conservative Magazine, Beliefnet and Tikkun Magazine, where he is on the advisory board.
Check out Silverstein's blog at Tikun Olam, one of the earliest liberal Jewish blogs, which he has maintained since February, 2003.482 Articles
Richard Weitz is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for Political-Military Analysis at Hudson Institute. His current research includes regional security developments relating to Europe, Eurasia, and East Asia as well as U.S. foreign, defense, homeland security, and WMD nonproliferation policies. Dr. Weitz also is a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Project on National Security Reform (PNSR), where he overseas case study research, and a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), where he contributes to various defense projects.28 Articles
Rick Rozoff is a journalist and blogger and many of his articles may be found at the Stop NATO blog.86 Articles
Robert Amsterdam is an international lawyer and founding partner of the law firm Amsterdam & Peroff. The articles originally appeared at the Robert Amsterdam: Perspectives on Global Politics and Business website.87 Articles
Robert Higgs is Senior Fellow in Political Economy for The Independent Institute and Editor of the Institute’s quarterly journal The Independent Review. He received his Ph.D. in economics from Johns Hopkins University, and he has taught at the University of Washington, Lafayette College, Seattle University, and the University of Economics, Prague. He has been a visiting scholar at Oxford University and Stanford University, and a fellow for the Hoover Institution and the National Science Foundation.38 Articles
Robert J. Burrowes
Robert has a lifetime commitment to understanding and ending human violence. He has done extensive research since 1966 in an effort to understand why human beings are violent and has been a nonviolent activist since 1981.
He is the author of 'The Strategy of Nonviolent Defense: A Gandhian Approach', State University of New York Press, 1996.
His email address is [email protected]46 Articles
Robert Reich is Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley. He has served in three national administrations, most recently as secretary of labor under President Bill Clinton.
He has written thirteen books, including The Work of Nations, Locked in the Cabinet, Supercapitalism, and his most recent book, Aftershock. His "Marketplace" commentaries can be found on publicradio.com and iTunes. He is also Common Cause's board chairman.
His website is: http://robertreich.org353 Articles
Roger N. McDermott
Roger N. McDermott has specialized in Russian and Central Asian defence and security studies. He is an Affiliated Senior Analyst; Danish Institute for International Studies, Copenhagen, Senior International Fellow, FMSO, Fort Leavenworth, Advisory Scholar, Military Affairs, Centre for Research on Canadian-Russian Relations (CRCR), Georgian College Ontario, Canada, and Senior Fellow in Eurasian Military Studies, The Jamestown Foundation, Washington D.C.6 Articles
Ronald Ernest "Ron" Paul (born August 20, 1935) is an American physician, author, and politician who served as the U.S. Representative for Texas's 14th congressional district, which includes Galveston. He was a three-time candidate for President of the United States, as a Libertarian in 1988 and as a Republican in 2008 and 2012.197 Articles
RSIS Commentaries are intended to provide timely and, where appropriate, policy relevant background and analysis of contemporary developments. The views of the author/s are their own and do not represent the official position of the S.Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), NTU, which produces the Commentaries.814 Articles
RT, previously known as Russia Today, is a global multilingual television news network based in Russia. RT was the first all-digital Russian TV network.2445 Articles
SAAG is the South Asia Analysis Group, a non-profit, non-commercial think tank. The objective of SAAG is to advance strategic analysis and contribute to the expansion of knowledge of Indian and International security and promote public understanding.1165 Articles
Sabahudin Hadžialić http://sabihadzi.weebly.com was born in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Europe. He is a member of the Bosnia and Herzegovina Association of Writers (Sarajevo, BiH), Croatian writers association Herzeg Bosnia (Mostar, BiH), Association of writers Serbia (Belgrad, Serbia), Association of writers of Montenegro (Podgorica, Montenegro) and Journalists Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Association of independent intellectuals “Circle 99”, Sarajevo and Ambassador of POETAS del MUNDO in Bosnia and Herzegovina. He is Freelance Editor in Chief of the electronic and print magazine DIOGEN pro culture and Editor in Chief of E–magazine MaxMinus from Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
He has the status of the Self-sustained artist in the Canton of Sarajevo since Jan. 1, 2009. As of Jan. 1, 2013 he has a status of Distinguish self-sustained artist in Canton of Sarajevo by the Decision of the Minister of Culture and Sport of the Canton. He writes poetry and prose with the editing and reviewing books of other authors. He has published 16 books of poetry and prose (stories, aphorisms, stage plays, novels) and esssays in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, France, Italy and Switzerland. Since school year 2011/2012 he works as part-time teacher (Assoc. Prof.) on IUT - International University Travnik (BiH), Faculty of Media and Communications. He has Master of Science (MSc.) in Media and Communications and he is doctorand of IUT. He is International Relations Coordinator as well as Coordinator of IUT Institutes. He is the member of International boards of several scientific and cultural magazines in BiH and internationally. So far he published a several scientific papers in national and international scientific journals. He is author of scientific papers, articles, and bibliography and review articles published in domestic and foreign magazines. He has participated in numerous international and national scientific conferences.
His poems, short stories, stage plays, novel and aphorisms have been published in journals in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Slovenia, England, Ireland, Spain, Kosovo, Italy, China, Estonia, Bulgaria, Denmark, Turkey, Lebanon, Bulgaria, Switzerland, Iran, Austria, Malta Estonia, Germany, Greece, Albania, Romania, India and USA. His poetry and prose were translated into English, French, German, Spanish, Turkish, Italian, Arabian, Polish, Estonian, Albanian, Maltesian, Bulgarian, Persian, Chinese and Romanian.
He was the co-owner of the first private newspaper in Socialist Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina (as part of former Yugoslavia) titled "POTEZ", Bugojno, Bosnia and Herzegovina back in 1990.41 Articles
Said Temsamani is a member of the National Press Club, Washington DC. and a political analyst who follows events in Morocco and across North Africa.194 Articles
The South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) has a long and proud record as South Africa’s premier research institute on international issues. It is an independent, non-government think-tank whose purpose is to encourage wider and more informed awareness of the importance of international affairs. It is both a centre for research excellence and a home for stimulating public debate.21 Articles
Sajid Rizvi is Chief Executive Officer and Editor-in-Chief of EAPGROUP International Media.4 Articles
Salma Yusuf is a Visiting Lecturer, Masters in Human Rights, University of Colombo and University of Sydney; Visiting Lecturer, Bachelor of Laws, University of Northumbria – Regional Campus for Sri Lanka & Maldives; LL.M, Queen Mary, University of London; Queen Mary Scholar 2008-2009; LL.B (Hons), University of London.
She provides legal and policy advisory services on both national and international programmes in the fields of human rights law, transitional justice, comparative social justice, and peace-building.
She has authored publications for the Sri Lanka Journal of International Law; the Seattle Journal for Social Justice; the Complutense University of Madrid; the Institue of Human Rights; and the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.
Email: [email protected]65 Articles
SATP, or the South Asia Terrorism Portal (SATP) publishes the South Asia Intelligence Review, and is a product of The Institute for Conflict Management, a non-Profit Society set up in 1997 in New Delhi, and which is committed to the continuous evaluation and resolution of problems of internal security in South Asia. The Institute was set up on the initiative of, and is presently headed by, its President, Mr. K.P.S. Gill, IPS (Retd).551 Articles
Security-risks.com is an independent venture by Rahul K Bhonsle, a veteran soldier and Promila Bhonsle. This endeavor is devoted to risk reduction and security through the processes of information and knowledge.22 Articles
Seema Sengupta is a Calcutta based journalist and columnist. She is a recipient of National Award for Excellence in appreciation of excellent services rendered in the field of Freelance Journalism. Her columns are published regularly in international and national publications like Arab News, The Guardian, The Age, The Korea Times, South Asia Journal, Muscat Daily, South China Morning Post, Eurasia Review, Asia Times Online, The Bengal Post, The Tribune, The Pioneer, The Telegraph, The Asian Age among others and syndicated globally.26 Articles
The Southeast European Times Web site is a central source of news and information about Southeastern Europe in ten languages: Albanian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, English, Greek, Macedonian, Romanian, Serbian and Turkish. The Southeast European Times is sponsored by the US European Command, the joint military command responsible for US operations in 52 countries. EUCOM is committed to promoting stability, co-operation and prosperity in the region.804 Articles
Shenali Waduge is a Sri Lankan civil society writer concerned about fair play in all matters that concern citizens of her country as well as the world at large.
She strongly advocates the belief that all the countries of the world can live in peace if they only learn to respect the space of others.152 Articles
Simon Saradzhyan is a fellow at Harvard University’s Kennedy School Belfer Center. His research interests include international security, arms control, counter-terrorism as well as political affairs in post-Soviet states and their relations with major outside powers. Prior to joining the Belfer Center in 2008 Saradzhyan had worked as deputy editor of the Moscow Times and a consultant for the United Nations and World Bank. Saradzhyan holds a graduate degree from the Harvard University.4 Articles
The Southwest Initiative for the Study of Middle East Conflicts (SISMEC) is a consortium of instructors, researchers and students based at The University of Arizona, and dedicated to furthering understanding of conflict in the greater Middle East and Northern Africa through curriculum development, advanced research, diverse partnerships and community outreach. 5 Articles
South Asia Monitor
South Asia Monitor is an independent web journal and online resource dealing with strategic, political, security, cultural and economic issues about, pertaining to and of consequence to South Asia and the whole Indo-Pacific region.
Developed for South Asia watchers across the globe or those looking for in-depth knowledge, reliable resource and documentation on this region, the site features exclusive commentaries, insightful analyses, interviews and reviews contributed by strategic experts, diplomats, journalists, analysts, researchers and students from not only this region but all over the world. It also aggregates news and views content related to the region.174 Articles
Stewart Taggart, a former energy journalist, is principal of Sydney-based Grenatec, a research organization studying the viability of a Pan-Asian Energy Infrastructure comprised of highly-integrated gas pipelines, high-capacity power lines and fiber optics. He can be reached at [email protected]3 Articles
STWR is an independent civil society organisation campaigning for a fairer sharing of wealth, power and resources within and between nations.
Through STWR's research and activities, it aims to make a case for integrating the principle of sharing into world affairs as a pragmatic solution to a broad range of interconnected crises that governments are currently failing to address – including hunger, poverty, climate change, environmental degradation, and conflict over the world’s natural resources.2 Articles
swissinfo is an enterprise of the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation (SBC). Its role is to inform Swiss living abroad about events in their homeland and to raise awareness of Switzerland in other countries. swissinfo achieves this through its nine-language internet news and information platform - www.swissinfo.ch.389 Articles
Tahir Nazir is a Research fellow at South Asian Strategic Stability Institute. He has done master in Defense and Strategic Studies from Quaid-e-Azam University.6 Articles
Tamim Asey is a fellow at Asia Society and a Fulbright scholar at Columbia University pursuing a degree in Economic Policy management. He was also a former Government of Afghanistan official and taught at the American University of Afghanistan (AUAF). He is a regular contributor to Eurasia Review, The Diplomat, Foreign Policy Magazine, 8am Newspaper and appears on regular on national and international media to discuss political and economic developments in Afghanistan and Central Asia.
Previously, he served as Director and Senior Policy Advisor (Private Sector Development) at the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock of Afghanistan (MAIL) and Director of Public Affairs and Strategic Communications at the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum of Afghanistan. He is a development economist with double Masters in Economics and International Business with more than 5 years of national and international experience in foreign aid management, international business, central banking and economic policy. His previous assignments included working at senior management positions with the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) in Afghanistan, ACBAR and other renowned national and international agencies.
He also has a keen interest in national security analysis, geopolitics, energy markets specifically oil and gas. He is an avid reader, writer and has a keen interest in learning foreign languages.8 Articles
Tanveer Jafri is a columnist based in India. He has written hundreds of articles for popular daily news papers/portals in India and abroad. Jafri writes in the field of communal harmony, world peace, anti communalism, anti terrorism, national integration, national & international politics etc. He is a devoted social activist for world peace, unity, integrity & global brotherhood. He is also a receipent of many awards in the field of Communal Harmony & other social activities. (Email : [email protected] )29 Articles
The European Financial Review
The European Financial Review is the leading business intelligence magazine read widely by financial experts and the wider business community. It is designed to ensure you make informed decisions that enhance your finances, your business and your lifestyle.4 Articles
The Henry Jackson Society
The Henry Jackson Society: Project for Democratic Geopolitics is a cross-partisan, British-based think-tank. Its founders and supporters are united by a common interest in fostering a strong British and European commitment towards freedom, liberty, constitutional democracy, human rights, governmental and institutional reform and a robust foreign, security and defence policy and transatlantic alliance.51 Articles
The Heritage Foundation
Founded in 1973, The Heritage Foundation is a research and educational institution—a think tank—whose mission is to formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense.178 Articles
The Jerusalem Fund
The Jerusalem Fund for Education & Community Development is an independent, non-profit, non-political, non-sectarian organization based in Washington, D.C. The Palestine Center is the educational program of the Jerusalem Fund.3 Articles
JTW - the Journal of Turkish Weekly - is a respected Turkish news source in English language on international politics. Established in 2004, JTW is published by Ankara-based Turkish think tank International Strategic Research Organization (USAK).821 Articles
Tierramérica is a joint project of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and The World Bank (WB), with IPS serving as the executive agency.144 Articles
TransConflict was established in response to the challenges facing intra- and inter-ethnic relations in the Western Balkans.
It is TransConflict’s assertion that the successful transformation of conflict requires a multi-dimensional approach that engages with and aims at transforming the very interests, relationships, discourses and structures that underpin and fuel outbreaks of low- and high-intensity violence.518 Articles
Trend News Agency
Founded in 1995 as a private media outlet in Azerbaijan, Trend News Agency is a leading news provider in the Caucasus, Caspian region and the Central Asia.
The Agency has established Trend Expert Council, which brings together about 40 well-known independent experts from the countries of region and West.198 Articles
UCA News reports about the Catholic Church and subjects of interest to the Church in Asia. Through a daily service, UCA News covers lay activities, social work, protests, conflicts and stories on the faith lives of the millions of Catholics in Asia.419 Articles
Miss Umm-e-Habiba is M.phil research fellow at NIPS, Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad, Pakistan, and a research-analyst of Pakistan and global affairs specifically maritime affairs.10 Articles
UNHCR is The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, which was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly.12 Articles
Uri Avnery is an Israeli writer and peace activist with Gush Shalom. Avnery sat in the Knesset from 1965-74 and 1979-81 and was the owner of HaOlam HaZeh, an Israeli news magazine, from 1950 until it closed in 1993. He is famous for crossing the lines during the Battle of Beirut to meet Yassir Arafat on 3 July 1982, the first time the Palestinian leader ever met with an Israeli. Avnery is the author of several books about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, including 1948: A Soldier’s Tale, the Bloody Road to Jerusalem (2008); Israel’s Vicious Circle (2008); and My Friend, the Enemy (1986).206 Articles
VCNV, or Voices for Creative Nonviolence, has deep, long-standing roots in active nonviolent resistance to U.S. war-making. Begun in the summer of 2005, Voices draws upon the experiences of those who challenged the brutal economic sanctions imposed by the U.S. and U.N. against the Iraqi people between 1990 and 2003.38 Articles
Vicki E. (Murray) Alger is a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute and Senior Fellow and Director of the Women for School Choice Project at the Independent Women’s Forum. She is currently working on a book for the Independent Institute examining the 30-year history of the U.S. Department of Education.
She has been Associate Director of Education Studies at the Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy in Sacramento, California, and the Director of the Goldwater Institute's Center for Educational Opportunity in Phoenix, Arizona. She received her Ph.D. in political philosophy from the Institute of Philosophic Studies at the University of Dallas, where she was an Earhart Foundation Fellow, and she has lectured at universities nationwide, including the U.S. Military Academy, West Point.5 Articles
Vijay Prashad is the George and Martha Kellner Chair of South Asian History and Director of International Studies at Trinity College, Hartford, CT His new book is The Darker Nations: A People's History of the Third World, New York: The New Press, 2007. He can be reached at: [email protected]66 Articles
Vinay Kumar Pathak
Vinay Kumar Pathak is an Associate Research Fellow with the Contemporary Islam Programme at the S.Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University.
Research Interest: Society and Politics in South and Southeast Asia; Islam; Religious and Ethnic Conflict in South and Southeast Asia; Pedagogy and Sexuality in Islam.9 Articles
The VOA is the Voice of America and is one of five civilian U.S. international broadcasters working under the umbrella of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG).
VOA provides programming for broadcast on radio, TV and the internet outside of the U.S., in 43 languages.3395 Articles
VOR, or the Voice of Russia, was the first radio station to broadcast internationally. On the air since October 29th 1929, VOR has been shaping Russia’s image worldwide and introducing Russia to the world and highlighting its opinions on global events1282 Articles
VoxEU.org is a policy portal set up by the Centre for Economic Policy Research (www.CEPR.org) in conjunction with a consortium of national sites. Vox aims to promote research-based policy analysis and commentary by leading scholars.107 Articles
William Donohue is the current president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights in the United States, and has held that position since 1993.289 Articles
William Dunkerley is a media business analyst and consultant based in New Britain, Connecticut, USA. He works extensively with media organizations in Russia and other post-communist countries, and has advised government leaders on strategies for building press freedom and a healthy media sector. He is a Senior Fellow at the American University in Moscow.34 Articles
William Ratliff is a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute and a member of the Board of Advisors of the Institute’s Center on Global Prosperity. He is also a Research Fellow and Curator of the Americas Collection at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and he received his Ph.D. in Latin American/Chinese history from the University of Washington.
Dr. Ratliff is author of China's "Lessons" for Cuba's Transition, Russia's Oil in America's Future, Doing it Wrong and Doing it Right: Education in Latin America and Asia, The Law and Economics of Development (with Edgardo Buscaglia), A Strategic Flip-Flop in the Caribbean: Lift the Embargo on Cuba (with Roger Fontaine), Inside the Cuban Interior Ministry (with Juan Antonio Rodriguez Menier), The Civil War in Nicaragua: Inside the Sandinistas (with Roger Miranda), Castroism and Communism in Latin America, and The Soviet-Cuban Presence in East Africa. He is contributing editor to The Media and the Cuban Revolution and coeditor of Juan Peron: Cartas del exilio. Dr. Ratliff was Latin American editor of the Yearbook on International Communist Affairs, a contributor to the annual Latin America and Caribbean Contemporary Record, and book review editor of the Journal of Interamerican Studies and World Affairs.
His articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, International Herald Tribune, El Mercurio (Santiago), Globe and Mail (Toronto), and South China Morning Post (Hong Kong). He also writes for the MSNBC "Opinion" section and contributed to the award-winning Panama hand-over section of the on-line NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. He has been interviewed on CNN, NPR, PBS, APR, BBC, Voice of America, Radio Marti, and many other radio and TV stations around the world.
He has taught at Stanford University, San Francisco State University, University of San Francisco, Tunghai University in Taiwan, Diplomatic Academy at Lake Tahoe and other universities; monitored elections in El Salvador, Costa Rica, and Chile; and conducted private lecture tours in Latin America, China, and Southeast Asia.2 Articles
William F. Shughart II is Research Director and Senior Fellow at The Independent Institute, the J. Fish Smith Professor in Public Choice in the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University, and past President of the Southern Economic Association. A former economist at the Federal Trade Commission, Professor Shughart received his Ph.D. in economics from Texas A & M University, and he has taught at George Mason University, Clemson University, University of Mississippi, and the University of Arizona.12 Articles
William T. Hathaway
William T. Hathaway’s first novel, A World of Hurt, won a Rinehart Foundation Award, and his new one, Wellsprings, concerns the environmental crisis: http://www.cosmicegg-books.com/books/wellsprings. He was a Fulbright professor of creative writing at universities in Germany, where he currently lives. A selection of his writing is available at www.peacewriter.org.11 Articles
Giovanni Daniele Valvo
Giovanni Daniele Valvo is an independent geopolitical analyst specializing in Eurasian Affairs. Contributor to various online publications on international relations and current affairs, since 2010 he is the founding publisher, editor and writer of the blog on Eurasian geopolitics "Window on Heartland." Italian native speaker, Mr. Valvo has also a fluent knowledge of English, Spanish and Polish, and a good knowledge of Russian.20 Articles
World Nuclear News
World Nuclear News is an online service dedicated to covering developments related to nuclear power. Established in 2007, WNN has grown rapidly to welcome over 40,000 individual readers to the website each month, while its free daily and weekly emails both reach more than 16,000 people. These figures represent a broad audience that includes not only nuclear professionals but also journalists, researchers, opinion leaders, policy-makers, and the general public.149 Articles
World Security Network
The World Security Network is not American, Asian or European: we are the largest global-elite action network for foreign and defense affairs—focusing on the young, new elite of the world83 Articles
World Watch Monitor
World Watch Monitor reports the story of Christians around the world under pressure for their faith. Freedom of belief, guaranteed by the UN Declaration of Human Rights, plays a critical part in the unfolding, complex story of the 21st Century.7 Articles
YaleGlobal Online is a publication of the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale. The magazine explores the implications of the growing interconnectedness of the world by drawing on the rich intellectual resources of the Yale University community, scholars from other universities, and public- and private-sector experts from around the world.
Our aim is to analyze and promote debate on all aspects of globalization through publishing original articles and multi-media presentations. YaleGlobal also republishes, with a brief comment, important articles from other publications that illuminate the many sides of this complex phenomenon. To the extent permitted by copyright arrangements, YaleGlobal archives such articles and makes them available for search and retrieval.53 Articles
Yasir Hussain is a student at Department of International Relations, Quaid-i-azam University, Islamabad6 Articles
Yusuf Jameel, is journalist of South Asia. Formerly a correspondent for the BBC, he is currently the Special Correspondent with Indian global newspaper The Asian Age and its sister publication Deccan Chronicle, based in restive Kashmir besides regularly contributing to the New York Times, Time magazine and the Voice of America. He is recipient of several journalism awards, including the 1996 International Press Freedom award of the CPJ and may be reached at [email protected]12 Articles
Zabihullah Noori, an independent journalist from Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan, is a graduate of Arizona State University with a master's degree in journalism and mass communications. Mr. Noori contributes to different Afghan and international media by writing current affairs analysis, editorials and opinion pieces. He also blogs at (NTR) Noori Truth Reflector4 Articles