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Robert C. Pozen.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

He is currently a Senior Lecturer at Harvard Business School

and a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution.

In 2012, he won acclaim for a popular book showing professionals how to get more done at work,

entitled Extreme Productivity: Boost Your Results, Reduce Your Hours.

In 2004, Bob became the executive chairman of MFS Investment Management,

which now manages over $300 billion for mutual funds and pension plans.

Between 2004 and 2010, MFS’s assets under management doubled.

During his distinguished career, he has been active in business, government and academia.

Prior to joining MFS, Bob was vice chairman of Fidelity Investments

and president of Fidelity Management & Research Company.

During Bob’s five years as president, Fidelity’s assets increased from $500 billion to $900 billion.

In late 2001 and 2002, Bob served on President Bush’s Commission to Strengthen Social Security,

where he developed a progressive plan to make the system solvent. In 2003,

Bob served as Secretary of Economic Affairs for Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.

In 2007, he served as chairman of the SEC’s Committee to Improve Financial Reporting.

Bob is currently an independent director of Medtronic, Nielsen and AMC (a subsidiary of the World Bank).

He is also a member of the governing board at the Commonwealth Fund.

Bob frequently writes articles for the Financial Times, the New York Times,

the Wall Street Journal and the Harvard Business Review.

He has published a book on the recent financial crisis, Too Big To Save?

How to Fix the US Financial System, and a guide for investors entitled

The Fund Industry: How Your Money is Managed.

Bob graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College and holds a law degree from Yale,

where he also obtained a doctorate for a book on state enterprises in Africa.

He lives in Boston with his wife of 37 years.



John C. Wilcox

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is a Chairman of Sodali Ltd, a global consultancy providing companies and boards

with corporate governance, shareholder response and transactional services in Europe,

Asia, Latin America and other emerging markets. From 2005 to 2008 he served as Senior Vice President

and Head of Corporate Governance at TIAA-CREF, one of the world’s largest private pension systems.

Prior to joining TIAA-CREF he was chairman of Georgeson & Company, the U.S. proxy and investor relations firm.

During his career he has specialized in corporate governance, corporate control transactions,

capital markets regulation, director education, crossborder voting and investor communication,

combining working knowledge of both the corporate and the shareholder perspective.

Mr. Wilcox’s memberships include: the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals

and its Securities Law Committee; the National Investor Relations Institute;

the American Bar Association – Committee on Corporate Laws;

the National Association of Corporate Directors – NY Chapter Advisory Board;

the International Corporate Governance Network, where he served on the Board of Governors

and chairs the Committee on Cross-Border Voting Practices; the Council of Institutional Investors;

the Aspen Institute Corporate Values Strategy Group;

the Committee for Economic Development – Subcommittee on Corporate Governance and Capital Markets.

He is co-chair of ShareOwners.org and serves as a trustee of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.

His articles have appeared in The London Financial Times, The New York Times, The New York Law Journal,

The American Lawyer, Insights, Pensions & Investments, The Corporate Governance Advisor,

Directors & Boards, wallstreetlawyer.com and other books and publications.

He has testified before Congress and regulatory agencies on matters relating to securities regulation

and is on the faculty of a variety of director education programs. He speaks frequently before professional groups.

Mr. Wilcox received a B.A. from Harvard College, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa,

an M.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, where he studied as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow,

a J.D. from Harvard Law School and an LL.M degree from New York University Graduate School of Law.

He is a member of the American and New York Bar Associations.



Peter J. Wallison.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is  a codirector of AEI’s program on financial policy studies,

researches banking, insurance, and securities regulation.

As general counsel of the U.S. Treasury Department,

he had a significant role in the development of the Reagan administration’s proposals

for the deregulation of the financial services industry.

He also served as White House counsel to President Ronald Reagan

and is the author of Ronald Reagan: The Power of Conviction and the Success of His Presidency

(Westview Press, 2002). His other books include

Competitive Equity: A Better Way to Organize Mutual Funds (2007);

Privatizing Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Federal Home Loan Banks (2004);

The GAAP Gap: Corporate Disclosure in the Internet Age (2000);

and Optional Federal Chartering and Regulation of Insurance Companies(2000).

He also writes for AEI’s Financial Services Outlook series.

His experience includes: Cochair, Financial Reform Task Force, 2009

Member, Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, 2009\

Member, Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee, 1991-2009

Member, Advisory Committee on Improvements to Financial Reporting,

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, 2007-2008

Partner, Gibson, Dunn, & Crutcher, 1987-98, 1985-86

Counsel to President Ronald Reagan, 1986-87

General Counsel, U.S. Treasury Department, 1981-85

Partner, Roger & Wells, 1977-81

Special Assistant to Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller; Counsel during Rockefeller’s Vice Presidency, 1972-76

LL.B., Harvard Law School, B.A., Harvard College



Lynn Stout.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

She is the Distinguished Professor of Corporate and Business Law, Clarke Law Institute, at Cornell Law School.

Professor Stout is an internationally recognized expert in the fields of corporate governance,

securities regulation, financial derivatives, law and economics, and moral behavior.

She is the author of numerous articles and books on these topics and lectures widely.

Her most recent books are The Shareholder Value Myth: How Putting Shareholders First Harms Investors,

Corporations and the Public (Berrett Koehler Publications, 2012;

named 2012 Governance Book of the Year by Directors and Boards Magazine and selected for 2012 Award

for High-Impact Publication by the Media Consortium) and Cultivating Conscience:

How Good Laws Make Good People (Princeton University Press, 2011).

Professor Stout also serves as an Independent Trustee for the Eaton Vance family of mutual funds;

as a member of the Board of Advisors for the Aspen Institute’s Business & Society Program;

as Executive Advisor to the Brookings Institution Project on Corporate Purpose;

as Advisor to the Conference Board’s Governance Center; and as a Research Fellow

for the Gruter Institute for Law and Behavioral Research.

She has also served as Principal Investigator for the UCLA-Sloan Foundation Research Program

on Business Organizations; as a member of the Board of Directors of the American Law and Economics Association;

as Chair of the American Association of Law Schools Section on Law and Economics;

and as Chair of the American Association of Law Schools Section on Business Associations.

Professor Stout has also taught at Harvard Law School, NYU Law School,

Georgetown University Law School, UCLA Law School, and the George Washington University National Law Center,

and served as a Guest Scholar at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC.

She holds a B.A. summa cum laude and a Masters in Public Affairs

from Princeton University and a J.D. from the Yale Law School



Jimmy Kainja.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is a Malawian academic, blogger,columnist

and communications scholar.He’s interested in political & social changes

in sub-Saharan Africa, Malawi in particular.



Mr. Iván Gómez.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

He is a Spanish-born political risk analyst, freelance researcher and writer.

He has been appointed to high responsibility positions in several multinational corporations

such as the Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ and Zurich Insurance.

He has been in charge of the political risk underwriting of the Spanish market at Zurich

from 2008 until 2012.He also took part in several projects related to global governance

and human rights such as contributions to Amnesty International.

Mr.Gómez completed his B.A (Hons) in International Studies degree at the Open University.

He also achieved his Master degree in International Relations

with specialization in Human rights at Universidad Internacional de la Rioja.

Among Mr.Gómez’s research papers we find Spanish written publication

“Retroceso de los derechos humanos en el mundo como consecuencia de la crisis económica y financiera global”.



Timothy R. Furnish.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

holds a PhD in Islamic, World and African history and works as a writer,

lecturer, analyst and consultant to the US government and military.

His first book was Holiest Wars: Islamic Mahdis, their Jihads and Osama bin Laden

and he is currently writing another, on the usages of military history in fiction

(particularly in Tolkien’s Middle-earth).  He has written for, among other venues,

“The Weekly Standard,” “History News Network,” “The Washington Times”

and “PJ Media”; he also blogs regularly on Islamic eschatology and Mahdism

at his site,www.mahdiwatch.org“.



John Hauserman. 

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is a Baltimore area native who is actively involved in his community.

He is the creator of the RetirementQuest® interactive financial planning map,

the RetirementQuest® Toolbox (both available no-cost at www.RetirementQuest.com)

and author of the book RetirementQuest: Make Better Decisions (December, 2011).

John serves on the board of the Howard County Academy of Finance

and mentored the 2013 senior class team to a 1st place finish in the Maryland Personal Finance Challenge.

His firm specializes in retirement planning and investor education.

In 2011, 2012, and 2013 John was named a Baltimore Magazine 5-Star wealth manager.

In addition, John makes regular guest appearances on area radio

and television news broadcasts in which he discusses important financial planning topics.

He has appeared on WMAR-TV, WBAL-TV, WBAL-Radio, CBS-Radio, WBFF-TV.

When not working, John enjoys spending time with his wife Diane and two children Jackson

and Leah, who share his love for football, music, and the outdoors.

John lives in Ellicott City and has offices in nearby Marriottsville and Towson.

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quality of recommendations and overall satisfaction.

No fee is paid to be included in the research or on the final list.

The overall evaluation score reflects an average of all respondents

and may not be representative of any one client’s evaluation.

The award is not indicative of the wealth manager’s future performance.

Securities and Advisory Services offered through Commonwealth Financial Network,

a registered investment advisor. Member

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Branch office located at 2600 Longstone Lane, Suite 105, Marriottsville, MD 21104



Dave Kaiser.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

He spent more than 30 years in the Middle East where he wrote and edited news

and feature stories for consumer and business newspapers and magazines.

In 1977, after working for the Miami Newsand Hollywood Sun Tattler

 he became managing editor of the Houston-based news bureau for Arab News andAsharq-al-Awsat,

two 150,000-circulation daily newspapers published in London and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

In 1979 he transferred to Jeddah, where as editor newspapers.

Kaiser managed news bureaus and covered stories in in Cairo; Chicago; Houston;

London; Los Angeles; New York; Paris; and Washington, D.C.

He wrote news and feature stories in Asia, Europe, the Middle East,

the Far East and the United States. He has remained a contributing editor to these publications for 35 years.

In 1989 Kaiser became a public relations writer and editor with the Saudi Arabian Oil Company in Dhahran,

Saudi Arabia, where he was responsible for writing and editing all English-language publications.

See: http://www.saudiaramco.com/en/home.html#news%257Chttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.saudiaramco.com%


At present, Dave is a freelance writer; a video-journalist for Fox News in Tampa, Fla.;

and contributes to many of the publications he has edited.

Samples of his work can be seen at: http://www.FloridaPublishing.com.


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Wanda Krause.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

holds a PhD in Politics of the Middle East from the University of Exeter, UK (2007).

She has taught strategic management and planning in the public policy program at QFIS,

Hamad bin Khalifa University, and Gulf policies and politics at Qatar University;

was senior lecturer at the Department of Politics and International Studies, SOAS, University of London;

and research fellow at the London School of Economics (LSE), UK.

Wanda is the author of forthcoming book Spiritual Activism (Dec. 2013),

author of books Women in Civil Society; Civil Society and Women Activists in the Middle East;

and editor of Citizenship, Security and Democracy: Muslim Engagement with the West.

Through her writings, lectures and consulting, Wanda strives to contribute to strategic planning

and raising consciousness in civil society and political activism using integral approaches.


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Dr. Sergei Gretsky.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

A Professorial Lecturer at the Elliott School of International Affairs

and Member of the Central Asia Program, George Washington University.

He is also the Chair (contract), Central Asia Area Studies at the Foreign Service Institute.

Dr. Gretsky is the author of Russia’s Policy Toward Central Asia

and of a number of book chapters and articles in English, Russian,

and Tajik on Islam and various aspects of domestic and foreign policy issues of Central Asian states.

He is a member of the advisory board of the Central Asia and the Caucasus Journal(Sweden).

In 1994-97, he participated as an advisor at the U.N.-mediated intra-Tajik peace talks.



Reem Khalifa. 

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

Khalifa is a Bahraini Journalist worked in various Arabic

and international media firms in London and Bahrain.

She now writes on Bahraini matters for the Associated Press

as a correspondent and weekly op-eds for Bahraini Al Wasat and Qatari Al Raya on MENA affairs.

Khalifa  studied in Kuwait, Bahrain, and in the UK. In London,

she obtained her BA( 1996) and MA degrees in International Relations,

Mass Communications and Diplomatic studies(1997).

She is passionate with journalism since she was in high school in 90s

and experience reporting during the Iraqi invasion to Kuwait in 1990.


Horia-Victor Lefter.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He  is a political analyst and historian based in Bordeaux, France.

He is specialized in Central and Eastern Europe, with a particular focus on Belarus, Romania

and Moldova as well as Abkhazia. He has graduated a BA in Law and Political Science in Lyon,

an MA in Political Science as well as an MA in History in Bordeaux.

He currently teaches in Secondary School and is regularly contributing to several online European magazines

and foundations in English and French. Last, but not least, he is regularly interviewed

by US Voice of Russia either on the current French situation

or the relations between France, EU, Belarus and Russia.



Aleksandar Đelošević,

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

Director of Belgrade-based think tank Balkan Security Agenda (BSA),

neutral regional platform and strategic thinking on Defence and Security.

Aleksandar is leading the Balkan blog on Russian International Affairs Council,

a non-profit membership organization aimed at strengthening peace,

friendship and solidarity between the peoples,

preventing international conflicts and promoting crises settlement.

He was among high foreign affairs representatives of Kosovo

and Serbia on their first common meeting just few hours after the historic agreement reached in Brussels.

He is closely cooperate with The Parliamentarians Network for Conflict Prevention,

an initiative of the East West Institute’s International Task Force on Preventive Diplomacy

which applies its collective early warning capacity to raise government,

media and public attention to prospective violent conflicts.

Aleksandar was participant and speaker on more then 100 international conferences

and seminars in country and abroad. He was long year member of Atlantic Council of Serbia

and member of Editorial Work of newsletter “Atlantis”.

He is an experienced professional in International Security,

Author of several notice analysis on terrorism threat in Europe,

and Co-author of First Vocabulary of Europian Security in Balkan region.

He is a member of Terrorism Research and Analysis Consortium (TRAC) and Network for European Security.

His research interests focus on Geopolitics, Strategy and International Security,

Southeast-European politics and Security



Ephraim Percy Kenyanito.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is an Author and Translator through various online publications such as Global Voices Online

and through a personal blog, “The Diary of a Global Citizen”. 

He has as well been a Reporter and Multimedia Team member

at European Journalism Centre’s “ThinkBrigade Project.

” Ephraim has also been carrying out various projects

with the East African Community Secretariat and Transparency International

among other diverse-range of social development organizations.

He is currently studying for a Bachelor of Law (LLB) Degree (LLB)

at Moi University and a French Diploma at Alliance Française.



Giorgia Manno. 

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

Political Analyst and International Affairs Officer, ENI.

Member of the Global Shapers Community, World Economic Forum.

Works at ENI since 2009, responsible for country reports

and political analysis (MENA and South America),

monitoring evolution of regional or national crises.

Was in Afghanistan (Herat, Farah, Italian FOB in Bala Baluk)

in Dec. 2012, embedded with the Italian Army.

Publications of foreign policy articles.

Formerly: Programme coordinator during the EU Italian Presidency 2003;

internship at the Polish embassy in Dublin (2004);

Assistant at the Italian Task Force for the Memory of the Holocaust

(responsible for the organization of events and Seminars in Italy and Israel).

Education: Master’s degree in International Relations

and winner of the Lumsa University Award “Giuseppe Pizzardo 2007”

for the contribution of the thesis to historical research.

Postgraduate courses in International Studies and Security Studies.

Lived in Cuba, Poland, Austria, Ireland, UK. Speaks Italian, French,

English, Spanish, Polish, German. Interests: Voluntary work, literature, classical/contemporary Ballet.




Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

Ann-Marie Murrell is the anchor and National Director/Editor-in-Chief of PolitiChicks.tv,

which was recently nominated at CPAC as the “People’s Choice Blogger of the Year”.

writes for dozens of respected Conservative websites including TownHall,

Daily Caller, Front Page Magazine, The Blaze and more.

Ann-Marie is often a guest on radio and TV shows throughout the nation.

She has been featured on Fox Business and is a regular commentator on One America’s Rick Amato Show

and on Front Page Magazine’s Glazov Gang.  Ann-Marie has also been interviewed on dozens of radio shows

including the Dennis Prager Show, several Fox News affiliates, Frank Gaffney’s Secure Freedom radio,

The Janine Turner Show, Dr. Gina Show, and she is a semi-regular on the Mark Isler Show on 870/The Answer.

Ann-Marie has reported from and spoken at rallies and events across the United States

and she has interviewed almost every Conservative leader including Congresswoman Michele Bachmann,

Lt. Col. Allen West, Rep. Louie Gohmert, Pamela Geller, Dr. Ben Carson and many more.


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Dr. Sam Mullins.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

He is a Professor of Counter-terrorism at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies.

He arrived at the Marshall Center in October 2012 from the Centre for Transnational Crime Prevention

at the University of Wollongong in Australia, where he is an Honorary Fellow.

 Dr. Mullins serves on the editorial board of two highly regarded journals:

‘Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression’ and ‘Perspectives on Terrorism’.

He has presented his work at numerous international conferences around the globe

and has delivered professional training seminars at the senior level for a variety of government agencies

including the FBI, the Australian Federal Police, the Chinese Ministry of Public Security,

the Australian Attorney General’s Department, the Serbian Ministry of Defence

and the Indonesia National Armed Forces, among others.

Currently, Dr. Mullins is working on a book on Islamist terrorism in the US and UK.



Heather Katharine McRobie.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

University of Oxford: DPhil (PhD), Socio-Legal Studies

Universita di Bologna – Univerzitet u Sarajevu:

MA, Human Rights and Democracy in SEE, Distinction 10/10

McGill University: Canadian Rhodes Foundation Scholarship study abroad, Islamic Studies

University of Oxford: BA (Hons), Modern History and Politics, 1st Distinction

Writer for publications such as the Guardian, the New Statesman,

the Times Literary Supplement, the Globe and Mail, the Daily Telegraph,

openDemocracy, Limes geopolitical magazine/ La Repubblica, and Balkan Insight,

covering Middle Eastern politics, the Arab Spring, Canadian politics/ society,

Balkan politics and British politics and society.



Jana Kobzova.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

She works on Eastern Europe at EED in Brussels and is an associate fellow

at the European Council on Foreign Relations. Before September 2013,

she worked as a policy fellow and coordinator of the Wider Europe programme

at the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR), a London-based foreign-policy think tank.

At ECFR, she wrote policy reports on Eastern Europe, Russia and the EU’s relations with its eastern neighbours,

worked on increasing ECFR’s profile in this area and on expanding the programme’s activities.

In 2006-2009, Jana led the Belarus democratisation programme at the Pontis Foundation in Slovakia

and before that, she helped establish the Slovak branch of the European webzine ‘Café Babel’.

Jana studied Russia and Central Asia studies at the School of East European and Slavonic Studies

and School of Oriental and African Studies at the University College London

and political science at the Comenius University in Slovakia.

She has co-authored several books on Eastern Europe and the EU’s eastern policy

and continues to write about the subject as an associate fellow at ECFR.



Annemarie Osborne.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

Writer, Producer, Marketing Strategist

A marketing strategist, writer and producer, Ms. Osborne’s background includes entertainment,

documentary, business communications and educational program development and production,

as well as live event production. As a producer, she has worked on numerous documentaries,

corporate image and educational programs for organizations including Special Olympics International,

Cambridge University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the United Nations Environment Programme,

Amtrak and the U.S. Department of Transportation. She is an associate producer of “The Science of Peace,”

hosted by LeVar Burton, which is currently in development. A German-born naturalized American

she is bi-lingual and bi-cultural. She has worked on location in Schladming, Salzburg and Mattsee,

Austria. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in German literature from the University of Minnesota.



Aditya Pandey.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

Pursuing Bachelors Degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering

from the Maulana Azad National Institute Of Technology, Bhopal (India).

Working part-time as an activist for PETA in Bhopal.

Also involved in social upliftment through innovation by being a part of UNICEF.

Selected as a top tester by the UNICEF-GIS Technical Team.

My core interests range from the analysis of social and economic issues, cultural issues,

microfinance to climate change and human evolution.

I am also interested in the behavioral analysis of citizens who led the mass movements

like the Anna Hazare movement in India and mass protests in Egypt.



Shaukat Qadir.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is a former infantry officer who sought early retirement in 1999,

after having reached the rank of Brig. During his career, apart from commanding every sub-unit from section,

platoon, company, to a unit and three brigades, and seeing action in each rank,

he has been a staff officer in his unit, a brigade HQ, Division and corps HQ,

and an instructor in the Infantry School, Command and Staff College, Quetta,

and at the War Wing of the erstwhile National Defense College (now University).

Post retirement, he was the founder Vice President (and later President) of a government funded think tank.

He also was visiting faculty at the Fatima Jinnah University on a vast variety of subjects.

He is a part-time journalist and Consultant on Security related and political issues.

Currently, he is a consultant (Adviser) on the Awareness program of the National Accountability Bureau.



Paolo Raffone. 

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

For almost 25 years, Paolo Raffone (1963) has been engaged in international,

strategic and security affairs in institutional and business environments.

Legal advisor for the democratic transition and the human rights protection in Latin America,

then joined the United Nations. In this capacity he progressed through a variety of positions

– from legal expert for refugee law in South East Asia to member of the Advisory Group

to the Under-secretary general for human rights (responsible for the political and operational programs

for the democratic transition in Eastern Europe; co-established the UN Voluntary Fund for human rights)

and later as civilian officer in the peace-keeping mission in the former Yugoslavia

(responsible for civilian police and military-civilian security unit,

and later coordinator for humanitarian contingencies). After obtaining an MBA,

he has been working for international corporations in the field of energy, high technology, and defence.

In 2005, he co-founded the Italian Center for International Perspective (CIPI network)

and in 2011 the online magazine Strat-EU on intelligence and geopolitics. As a consultant,

he has been engaged in open-sources intelligence analysis, lobbying, and negotiations for businesses

and institutional clients. Paolo keeps partnerships with a variety of international think tanks and organization,

and he is a regular guest speaker on international media on strategic and security issues.

Paolo is also a prolific author of books and essays and he is a frequent teacher in post-graduate university courses,

masters and seminars. Last but not least, Paolo has been working and living in more than 30 countries

in 3 continents and he is fluent in 4 languages.


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Pramod Sedhain.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

– Working as a journalist since 2006

–  Directed and produced several popular programs & documentaries

– Have covered the French Mali Intervention “Operation Servel”

(This is the first time in Nepal’s media history)

– Have covered the 2012 French Presidential election

(This is the first time in Nepal’s media history)

–  Reported from world’s most closed state – North Korea

(For the first time in Nepal’s TV history)

– Reported From South Korea

–  Reported from Belgium, Spain, Portugal, and Holland, China etc.

–  Reported from Bahrain & UAE.

–  Exclusive Interview with Nepal’s former King & Crown Prince

(For the first time in Nepal’s media history)

–  Covered a wide variety of subjects such as politics, social, cultural,

Human interesting features, reviews, interviews, history, travel etc.)

– Reported from UNIFIL (Peacekeeping mission in Lebanon)

& UNAMID (Peacekeeping mission in Darfur, Sudan)

–  Have gained experience on online as well as in-depth reporting as well as several breaking & exclusive stories

–  Exclusive Interview with various national & International personalities

– Experience in delivering live reports of major functions –

political, military and other security organs as well as local, national and international events.

– Regular writer in International Situation



Georgios Protopapas. 

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

He is Research Associate – Media Analyst at Research Institute of European

and American Studies (RIEAS) based in Athens.

Since 2000 he is editor of international diplomacy at the Hellenic weekly political

and financial newspaper “The Investor”. Moreover he is analyst of geopolitics

at the Hellenic monthly periodical Defence & Diplomacy.

His research interests focus on public diplomacy, new media, geopolitics,

international diplomacy, energy and terrorism.



Djan Sauerborn.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

He is currently in the final stages of pursuing his Masters in Political Science

and Anthropology from Heidelberg University, Germany.

Policy Adviser at South Asia Democratic Forum, a Think Tank based in Brussels

Editor in Chief of  “Think South Asia” (monthly Bulletin of SADF)

Editor at “International Security Observer”

Mostly involved with giving people from South Asia, especially Women,

Children and minorities, a voice in the EU parliament regarding their Human Rights Situation

Hobby Poet, Sports Fanatic, Balancing on the thin rope between contemplation and spontaneity

“A sceptic is supposed to withhold judgement. He’s supposed to be imperturbable;

This does not mean he lacks passion”.



Ilgar Gurbanov.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

is an Analyst on Russian and Energy Affairs for Strategic Outlook

(Turkey-based Think Tank) from Azerbaijan. He is currently pursuing his second master

on EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies at the College of Europe in Belgium.

Gurbanov got his bachelor degree from the faculty of International Economic Relations

in Azerbaijan State Economic University and specialized in the area of Azerbaijan and European Union Relationship.

He got his first master degree from the faculty of International Economic Relations

in Azerbaijan State Economic University and specialized in the area of Russian Foreign Policy

and Energy Security. Moreover, Gurbanov is an alumnus of different NGOs

and programs in Europe dealing  with Trans-atlantic and security issues.

From 2008 to 2012, He worked and served (internship) in various international organizations,

government bodies, international and youth projects. He has been worked as a Project Consultant in

“Promoting Development of Sustainable Energy in Azerbaijan” Project of the United Nations Development Program

in Azerbaijan and as a Teaching Assistant at the Department of International Economic Relations

in Azerbaijan State Economic University. Gurbanov is an author of numerous articles and columns

published in Azerbaijan and abroad. He is engaged in research area on Russian Foreign Policy,

Energy Security and Policy, Caspian basin, Arctic basin, South Caucasus region, NATO and EU.

He speaks Azerbaijani, Turkish, English, Russian and French languages.



Dr. al-Sabaileh.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

He is a University professor, political analyst and columnist based in Amman,

Jordan, whose articles on Middle Eastern affairs have been published on various dailies

and magazines in English, Arabic and Italian language (most of Dr. al-Sabaileh’s articles

are available on his personal blog: http://amersabaileh.blogspot.com/).



Frank Salvato.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is the Executive Director for BasicsProject.org a non-partisan, 501(c)(3) research

and education initiative focusing on Constitutional Literacy and the threats of Islamofascism and Progressivism.

His writing has been recognized by the US House International Relations Committee

and the Japan Center for Conflict Prevention. His organization, BasicsProject.org,

partnered in producing the original national symposium series addressing the global threat of Islamofascism.

He has been a featured guest on al Jazeera’s Listening Post, Radio Belgrade One,

ITN Production’s Truthloader Program in the UK and on Russia Today.

Mr. Salvato sits on the board of directors for Founders Alliance USA, a solutions-oriented non-profit organization.

He also serves as the managing editor for The New Media Journal.

Mr. Salvato has appeared on The O’Reilly Factor on FOX News Channel, and was featured in the documentary,

“Ezekiel and the MidEast ‘Piece’ Process: Israel’s Neighbor States.”

He is the author of the book Understanding the Threat of Radical Islam.

Mr. Salvato is a regular guest on talk radio including on The Captain’s America Radio Show,

nationally syndicated by the Phoenix Broadcasting and ABC Starguide Satellite Networks,

catering to the US Armed Forces around the world. He is also heard weekly on

The Roth Show with Dr. Laurie Roth syndicated nationally on the IRN-USA Radio Network. Mr. Salvato’s opinion

and analysis have been published by The American Enterprise Institute, The Washington Times,

Accuracy in Media, Human Events, and are syndicated nationally. He is a featured political writer

for EducationNews.org, BigGovernment.com, Family Security Matters,

Examiner.com and TavernKeepers.com. He is occasionally quoted in The Federalist.



Dr. Murray Sabrin.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is Professor of Finance in the Anisfield School of Business.

He has been a member of the faculty since 1985.

He has his Ph.D. in economic geography from Rutgers University,

an M.A. in social studies education from Lehman College and a B.A. in history,

geography and social studies education from Hunter College.

Sabrin has worked in commercial real estate sales and marketing,

personal portfolio management, and economic research.

Dr. Sabrin is president and co-founder of Inversquare LLC, which manufactures

and distributes CongerLH™, the world’s first Lubrihibitor.™

Sabrin’s essays have appeared in The Record (Hackensack, NJ), The Star Ledger,

Trenton Times, the Asbury Park Press, and NJBIZ.   His essays have also appeared in Commerce Magazine,

Mid-Atlantic Journal of Business, and Privatization Review, www.lewrockwell.com and www.etherzone.com.

He is the author of Tax Free 2000: The Rebirth of American Liberty.

Sabrin is a contributing columnist for www.politickernj.com, and writes commentary about New Jersey

and the national economy at www.MurraySabrin.com.

He is currently working on a documentary about the Federal Reserve and writing a book,

Ask Me About My Ponzi Scheme:  Deceit and Deception from Woodrow Wilson to Barack Obama.

Sabrin was the Libertarian Party candidate for governor in 1997 and was the first third party candidate

to participate in the official debates with the two major candidates.

In 2000 and 2008 he sought the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate.

In 2007 Dr. Sabrin and his wife, Florence made a $250,000 gift to Ramapo College to establish

the Sabrin Center for Business Excellence in the Anisfield School of Business.

Dr. Sabrin arrived in America with his parents and older brother on August 6, 1949.

His parents were the only members of their respective families to survive the Holocaust.

He became a U.S. citizen in 1959 at age 12, and was graduated from the Bronx High School of Science in 1964.



Juliette Schmidt. 

She is the Director of the Partners in Humanity program for Muslim-Western understanding.

A member of the program since 2003, she manages an international team

and has significant experience designing and leading programming and training workshops in the Middle East,

Southeast Asia and South Asia. She is also Editor-in-Chief of the Common Ground News Service.

Juliette’s prior non-profit experience includes the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies

and the Forum for Development, Culture and Dialogue, both in Beirut,

and she has private sector marketing and public relations experience in Canada and the UK.

Juliette holds an M.A. in International Affairs and Conflict Resolution

from the Elliot School of International Affairs at the George Washington University.


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Ashok Patnaik.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

Journalist of 17 years’ standing. Wrote for all major newspapers in India and South Asia,

and probably the youngest to write edit-page articles in India.

For nearly a decade, I have been heading the editorial desk

in some of the leading English news dailies and magazines.

Wrote on a range of topics – social issues, international relations, books, politics, profiles among other things.

A recipient of two international awards for writings including the prestigious The Moscow News Award.

Over the course of my career I have handled books, international and edit pages

in the India Today Group, Pioneer, Hindustan Times, The Independent (Mauritius)

and The Himalayan Times (Nepal) and other publications.

Also, I was heading the desk team in India & Global Affairs (IGA)

– India’s first international journal – published on the lines of Foreign Affairs (United States).



Saifur Rahman.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

A professional journalist for 23 years, Saifur Rahman,

worked for mainstream news media including the Gulf News

– the largest circulated English daily in the Middle East – for 21 and a half years.

Hailing from Dhaka, Bangladesh, he has more than 6,000 published articles,

including news reports, features, reviews, analyses, and in-depth special reports on various socio-economic,

regional, international and political issues that affects human lives.

He has been a keen observer of the developments of last two decades in the Middle East,

North Africa, South Asia and beyond. He currently lives in Dubai with his family.



Frank’s Palatnick.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

Frank’s educational and personal philosophy includes empathy,compassion and humanism.

It also is based on the statement ‘ It’s not about me. It’s about the student ‘.

It’s also based on a permutation of John F. Kennedy’s speech in which he says ”

Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country “.

In Mr. Palatnick’s version it is changed to ‘ Ask not what teachers can do for students.

Ask what students can do for us. They are our future. Let them show us the way ‘.

Mr.  was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 2008 for ” networking global education administrators

in order to understand other countries, cultures and specifically students

in order to create a pathway to a sustained peace “. He is also listed,

in most Who’s Who including Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Education,

Who’s Who in the World and Who’s Who in Teaching and Education.

He has accomplished the following: Visited and participated in numerous fora,

seminars, and summits in over twelve (12) countries including China, Australia, Jordan,

Canada, Mexico, Siberia ( Russia) , Cech Republic and England; Educational Testing Service

certificated to teach education administration standards; World Education Service certificated

to assess documentation of foreign students applying for college entrance in the U.S.; interviewed by UNTV;

interviewed by student television from a Chinese university; endorsed as a professor of education

administration and management by the coordinator of G15 summits

as well as invited to speak at the Third Regional Conference on Education Administration

and Management in Malaysia; Endorsed by international judges and deputy chief judges on judicial training;

creating an international advisory board law as well as a new judicial training academy

both to be located in Canada; endorsed for his college executive expertise by the Leadership Chair of UNESCO,

Dr. Adel Safty; Member of the International Criminal Court

and European High Court of Human Rights Groups on LinkedIn;

Created the ‘ Palatnick Table of Educational Elements ‘ which was endorsed as the rewriting

of teacher training manuals by college executives; endorsed by Mary Jean Eisenhower,

granddaughter of the ex-President of the U.S,, for my expertise in education administration;

endorsed for my education administration expertise by the following individuals: Eugene Boyko

( Rector of the Siberian Academy of Public Administration, Novosibirsk, Siberia, Russia ),

V.A. Tolokonsky ( Governor of Novosibirsk, Siberia ) and John J.A. Burke

( Rector of the Graduate School of Law and Publisher/Author of the,

‘ Revised European Law Rules Commission/ Martindale- Hubbel.



Ahmad Qisai.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Political Science (by research) from Aligarh Muslim University,

Aligarh, India with a thesis on “Development of Party System in Indonesia:

A Study of Political Stability and Legitimacy” Master of Arts (MA) in Political Science

(specializing in South Asia) from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India

Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in Linguistics with Arabic Literature and Islamic Studies

as minor subjects from Aligarh Muslim University, India

Academically, his interest is on issues related to South Asia, especially India,

Islam and politics, civil society and democratization, international relations and governance.

Professionally, he works on governance issues related to civil society empowerment,

bureaucratic reform, public service, decentralization, anti corruption, human rights

and conflict resolutions among others. His decade long stay in India to pursue his higher education

has shaped his views and understanding on living in a multi-faceted society as has been expressed

in many of his articles published in national and international media.

Project Cycle Management (PCM) organized by Partnership for Governance Reform in Indonesia

and IMA International, 14 – 18 July 2008, Jakarta

Program Manager for Civil Society and Open Governance, Partnership for Governance Reform, Jakarta


Simone Pasquazzi.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He received a PhD in Political Science from the University of Bologna at Forlì,

an MA in Strategic Studies from the Center for Higher Defense Studies,

a Graduate Certificate in International Politics from St. John’s University and a BA in Political Science

from the University of RomaTre.  He is a Visiting Fellow at the Italian Institute

of Strategic Studies ‘Niccolò Machiavelli’ and a Strategic Analyst at BIGTRES Network.

He has been a Lecturer in International Relations at LUISS ‘Guido Carli’

and a Visiting PhD Candidate at the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research.

A former ENI intelligence analyst, he has published dozens of articles on international affairs,

geopolitics and security, and is the author of the book “Dopo la guerra”.

Hobbies and Sports: Cooking, Movies / Combat Survival CKM, Jogging. He is a supporter of AS Roma


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Nancy Morgan.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

She is a columnist and senior editor for www.RightBias.com, a conservative news site.

Her weekly columns are published in dozens of print and Internet publications, including American Thinker,

Human Events, Worldnetdaily, Chicago Sun-Times, Washington Examiner, Insight and World Tribune.

Locally, her columns appear in the Georgetown Times. Until 2001, Nancy was a producer

of conservative programming in Los Angeles. Her company, Morgan Productions,

was one of the very few conservative production companies on the west coast. Product included shows,

documentaries, commercials and infomercials.

After 33 years of living in Los Angeles, Nancy relocated to a climate more tolerant of conservatives,

settling in beautiful Murrells Inlet, S.C. in 2002, where she lives today.

Nancy is a graduate of the National Journalism Center.

She has served on the boards of Accuracy in Media and the South Carolina Club For Growth.

She is a frequent speaker at both Republican and conservative events.

Her goal and her passion is making available the conservative point of view, which she has been doing since 1992.


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Peter Ryan. 

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Business Editor,

contributing to a range of ABC News programs

including the flagship radio current affairs program AM and ABC News 24.

Peter developed ABC business programs including Lateline Business and Business Today.

He was the ABC’s Washington Bureau Chief in the 1990s

and has served in management positions including Head of TV News & Current Affairs in Melbourne.


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Milton Ramirez, Ed.D. 

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

Milton is an educator and one of the top influential bloggers in the world, according to Technorati.

He has plenty of experience in the education area, apart of being bilingual,

he is being teaching for more than five years in the U.S.

and prior to getting immerse in the windows industry he was working at different High Schools

inEcuador and the last one was St’ Mary’s in New Jersey.

He is a former Quality Assurance Supervisor in Silver Line, LLC.

Silverline which was lately purchased by one of the largest windows production companies, Andersen Corporation.

Widely viewed as an expert on the windows business industry,

Milton is often sought as a speaker, teacher or writer.

Prior to joining Silverline in 2005, he spent five years at UnitedWindows&Door Company, both in NJ.

Global Voices Online is one of the most important citizen journalism where Milton translates,

writes and expresses his interest by the community and Ecuadorian society.

GeeksRoom is one of the top 10 technology blogs in Spanish and Milton has been writing here for over two years now.

Milton Ramirez has a couple of professional and personal blogs: miltonramirez.net,

educationandtech.com, miltonramirez.org and voces-lojanas,blogspot.com.

Here you’ll find his thoughts in English and Spanish about a variety of topics of his personal interest.

Milton works for ThermoPlastic where he works on manufacturing design using

two of the most popular software in the market: AutoCAD & Mastercam Pro.



Chryssoula Katsikoudi.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

She  is an international affairs expert with area of interest women’s rights in the Middle East.

She has extensively studied and worked on various Middle East politics and history.

Miss Katsikoudi has a BA in Political Science and History from Coastal Carolina University,

and MA in Middle East and Mediterranean Studies from King’s College London, University of London.

In addition, she is a contributor, analyst and researcher of Middle Eastern Affairs and Women’s Issues

in the Middle East at Geostrategic Forecasting Cooperation – GSFC.

She is also a  member of various boards regarding international relations.

In addition, Miss Katsikoudi is a polyglot and fluent in Greek, English, German,

and Hungarian. She resides in Chicago, Illinois U.S.A.



John M. Nomikos.  

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

(PhD) is the Director at the Research Institute for European and American Studies,

Chairman of the Mediterranean Council for Intelligence Studies (MCIS),

Chairman of the Greek Intelligence Studies Association (GISA),

Founder of the Athens Security Forum (ASF), Chairman of the European Intelligence Academy (EIA)

and Founding Editor, Journal of Mediterranean and Balkan Intelligence (JMBI).

He is a Professor of International Intelligence and Senior Fellow of New Westminster College in British Columbia,

Canada, as well as Visiting Professor at the Peace Keeping Security Studies (postgraduate program)

in the University of Rome (Tre) in Italy. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the Department of International Relations

in the University of Indianapolis (Athens Campus). He earned his Bachelor Degree in Sociology

at the Northeast Louisiana University in 1987, his Masters Degree in European Integration

and Cooperation at the University of Hull, 1991, and his Doctorate Diploma in International Relations

and Diplomacy at the Washington International University in 2001.

He specializes on transatlantic intelligence studies, intelligence reform, and national security architecture.

He has done research and studied in various research institutions in USA, UK, Norway, Finland, Germany and Israel.

John M. Nomikos directed the Greek team in a consortium of five countries (Northern Ireland-UK,

Spain, Germany, Bulgaria, and Israel) and completed successfully a two year (2009-2011)

European Union-FP7 research project titled: SAFE COMMS on “Counter-terrorism Crisis Communication Strategies

for Recovery and Continuity.”  He is a Certified Master Antiterrorism Specialist (CMAS)

by the Antiterrorism Accreditation Board (ATAB) in USA.

He is a Member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the International Journal of Intelligence and

Counterintelligence (IJIC); Editorial Advisory Board for the Spanish Journal of Intelligence Studies

(Inteligencia Y Seguridad: Revista De Analisis Y Prospectiva); International Editorial Board

of the Bulgarian Military History Journal (Voenen Zhurnal); the Advisory Board for the Police,

Practice and Research Journal (PPR); Editorial Board of the European Journal of Intelligence Studies (EJIS);

Editorial Board of the Journal for Intelligence, Propaganda and Security Studies (JIPSS);

Editorial Board of the Journal of Military and Strategic Affairs;

International Advisory Board for the World Security Network Foundation (WSN);

Editorial Board of the International Journal of Intelligence Ethics (IJIE), Editorial Board of the Geopolitics,

Geostrategy, International and European Policy in Civitas Gentium Journal.

He is also a Member of the International Association for Intelligence Education (IAFIE),

the International Association for Counterterrorism and Security Professionals (IACSP),

International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts (IALEIA),

International Counter-Terrorism Academic Community (ICTAC), International Counter-Terrorism

and Critical Incident Network (CTCIN) and International Counterterrorism Officers Association (ICTOA).



Dr. Zabikhulla S. Saipov.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist  

He is a political scientist with practical and theoretical experience.

He works as an Associate Professor at the International Relations Department of the University of World Economy

and Diplomacy in Tashkent where he teaches World Politics, Sociology, Geopolitics of Uzbekistan

and International Journalism courses involving foreign and domestic policy analysis as well as research methodology skills.

Most recently he was a Visiting Scholar at the Ronald and Eileen Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia,

International Institute, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; earlier at the Center for Development Research,

University of Bonn, and UNESCO Chair on Comparative Study of World Religions,

Tashkent Islamic University researching the issues of US-Central Asian relations, Islam, conflict, governance,

formal and informal institutions. He had also a pedagogical experience

at the Management Development Institute of Singapore in Tashkent.

He presented papers and presentations at international conferences held at Columbia, Harvard,

National Defense University, Sri Lanka and Uzbekistan. His commentaries and analysis have been appeared

at Asia Times Online, BBC Uzbek, Eurasia Review, Jamestown Foundation, NewsBase Intelligence and VOA Uzbek,

and quoted by think tanks and media outlets like Barcelona Centre for International Affairs, CSIS,

Central Eurasia Standard, Danish Institute for International Studies, Defining Geopolitics and Strategy in Central Asia,

Greek Institute of Int’l Relations, Korea Compass, Netherlands Institute of International Relations,

New Eastern Outlook, PRC’s Central Compilation and Translation Bureau, RFE/RL Kyrgyz,

Russian Higher School of Economics, The Times of Central Asia, World Net Daily and G2 Bulletin.

Previously he held consultancy positions with UNDP Uzbekistan’s project on public diplomacy

and interpretation and translation job at the Institute for Training and Development, Amherst, MA.

He worked as the Uzbek language editor/transcriber of the New York Times Television’s Documentary

on Afghan children and an intern volunteer at Human Rights Media Advocacy NGO WITNESS in New York.

Prior to his academic tenure Dr. Saipov was in a diplomatic service with the Uzbek MFA (1994-2001)

including Third Secretary of the Uzbek Embassy in Islamabad performing the duties of the Embassy’s media

and PR officer. Follow him at www.twitter.com/zabisaipov



Major Chad M. Pillai.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

He is an Army Strategist who recently served as a Special Assistant to the Commander,

International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and the 38th Army Chief of Staff.

He has published articles in Military Review and Small Wars Journal, and has been interviewed

and cited in “Military Leadership: In Pursuit of Excellence” and “A Soldier’s Dream:

Captain Travis Patriquin and the Awakening of Iraq.”

Major Chad Pillai received his Masters in International Public Policy from the Johns Hopkins School

for Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in 2009.



Joe Peyronnin.

He  is currently a senior advisor and investor in several new media companies,

as well as an associate journalism professor at Hofstra University

and an adjunct journalism professor at New York University.

In 1999 he founded Telemundo Network News and served as its Executive Vice President until 2006.

There he created and launched several news programs, including SIN FRONTERAS,


He led Telemundo to its first national Emmy Award

for its round the clock coverage of the terrorist attack on New York’s World Trade Center.

Prior to that he was a media and communications consultant at Osgood, O’Donnell & Walsh.

In 1995 and 1996 he was President of Fox News, where he put together

the core organization of what would become the Fox News Channel.

Prior to that, Peyronnin served six years, 1989-1995, as Vice President and Assistant to the President CBS News,

the division’s number two executive, where he oversaw global newsgathering and news programming,


Before being promoted to New York, Peyronnin served as CBS News Vice….



Anis H. Bajrektarevic.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

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). Senior Legal Officer and Permanent Representative to the UN Office in Vienna

of the Intergovernmental Organization ICMPD (1990s).

Attached to the IMC University of Austria as a Professor and Chairman for Intl.

Law and Global Political Studies (2000s). For past 15 years, he teaches subjects of Geo-political Affairs,

International Law (including Intl. Relations, Law of IOs and EU Law) and Sustainable Development

(Institutions and Instruments of). Besides, he served as a pro bono expert numerous academic institutions,

think-tanks and intergovernmental institutions (such as the UN ECE, OSCE, Council of Europe, American Bar,

Oxford Academy of Total Intelligence, Geopolitics of Energy, IFIMES, etc.).

Prof. Bajrektarevic is the author of dozens presentations, publications, speeches, seminars, research colloquiums

as well as of numerous public events (round tables & study trips, etc.).

His writings are frequently published on all five continents (in over 50 countries and in 20 languages).

Author of the book Is There Life After Facebook? – Geopolitics of Energy and other Foreign Policy Essays

(Addleton Academic Publishers, New York, 2013), and the forthcoming book No Asian Century.

He lives in Vienna, Austria.



 Shermineh Salehi Esmati.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

She is a graduate from the University of Toronto.

She holds an Honors BA Specializing in Political Science

and History with a focus on International Affairs.

Her most recent experience researching was for the International Center on Human Rights

as an Executive Assistant and Development Officer, editing journal articles (Huffington Post

Globe and Mail) and writing communication letters to Canadian

Diplomats for the protection of Iranian human rights.

As well, Shermineh is a member of Amnesty International’s ‘Iran Action Circle’

where she provides minutes and strategies to improve public awareness.

All the more, she has worked in Canadian Politics since the age of seventeen

and as a child of the Iranian Revolution she has never shied away from activist roles.



Tamara Santos.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

She is a communications assistant  at UNDP International

Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth. She earned a BA in International

Relations from La Salle University and a MA in Conflict Resolution in

Divided Societies from King’s College, London. Follow her on twitter

@tamara_ds.Read more articles by Tamara.



Olga Karatch. 

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

Master of Arts in Political Sciences, European Humanitarian University, Vilnius, Lithuania

Graduate, Russian Philology, Masherov University, Vitebsk; with Red Diploma

– for political activity Graduate, High School No. 6,, Vitebsk; with Gold Medal

August 2012–present – “Press Club Belarus” in Warszaw, Poland: member.

2006-present: Our House (“Nash Dom”) National Association, a national civic NGO: founder and leader

2004-present: “International Centre for Gender initiatives “Adliga:

Women for Full Citizenship” (NGO Centre for gender initiatives, Vitebsk): Co-chair

1996 – 2003: “The Seventh Side” Youth Centre (“Sed’maya gran’” – of the hexagon),

a civicNGO, Vitebsk: founder and leader 1999-present: Belarusian Association of Journalists: member

2001-present: author of some 60 articles in the fields of civic and political work

(non-violent resistance, conflict resolution, gender problems etc.),

in main national independent media, some foreign media, Internet (list of articles is attached).

Publication of civic work manual “Good morning, Belarus!” – 2010, Russia.

European strategy for Belarus after the Parliamentary Elections of 2008 – 2008:

[about results of parliaments elections in Belarusi]//News of IISEPS.-2008.-N.3.-p.56-58.

Civil society and youth: demotivators.//Youth and civil society in Belarus:

new generation. O.Manaev. – S-Petersburg, 2011, 346.

Problems of Belarusian Civil Society. In: Rising Tide For Cooperation?

Nordic-Baltic Relations in the 21st Century. Nordic Forum For Security Policy, 2012.

International Award “For civil courage” – Radebeul, Germany 2007:

“Person of the Year” – Amnesty International for Belarus (for being best in Human Rights defense).



Emanuele Scimiari.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is a journalist and geopolitical analyst based in Italy.

His articles appeared in the Jerusalem Post, Asia Times Online,

Asia Sentinel, Eurasia Review and Limes Italian Review of Geopolitics.

He holds a degree in Political Sciences and a master of Geopolitics

and also served as communication manager for the Italian Civil Service.

He has a special focus on the EU foreign policy,

China’s strategic projection and geopolitical dynamics across Eurasia.



David Ruben.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is Senior Executive Producer, and Team Leader at the creative boiler room

for the Audio Taskforce at Talk Radio Network

(the 2nd largest distributor of Talk programming in America).

Over the past 4 years David has won 3 LA Comedy Awards in the voice/production category.

David has produced some of the most successful nationally syndicated radio personalities

such as Michael Savage, The Jerry Doyle Show and The Rusty Humphries Show

and The Andrea Tanteros Show to name just a few.



Dr. Zoi Aliozi.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

was born in Serres, Greece, on 21st of March 1980.

She is a human rights expert/ lecturer/ lawyer/ activist. Her academic research is focused

on human rights through a multi-disciplinary methodology, which is employing

philosophy and international law. In 2012, the University of Madrid awarded her the 1st

prize for Young Philosophy Researchers with an international background. She also holds

an award for Best Young Human Rights Lawyers. She has been a human rights activist

for more than a decade, raising human rights awareness, through art, films, publications,

and advocacy, while she is collaborating with human rights NGOs. Worked in

international human rights legal cases all around the globe. She has been a film critic and

jury member in the Venice Film Festival, where she awarded the Best Human Rights

Film 2007. She organizes and participates in international film and art human rights related festivals.

She is a native Greek, political activist, with an international career, engaging with global

justice’s issues and global politics. Her publications deal with human rights issues,

philosophy or international law; social and political topics, state-terrorism, climate

change, feminism, as well as aesthetics, cinematography, and art. Currently she engages

more actively in the climate change and human rights debates, and works in an

international climate change related institute (www.climatemergencyinstitute.com), as a

human rights expert.



Pratibha Singh.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

I am now residing in Germany as a DAAD scholar

She is currently worked as a Research Assistant with an Indian Armed Forces think tank

called Centre for Land Warfare Studies in New Delhi, India.

Her research focuses on analyzing the role of women in conflict mitigation

and peace building in South Asia. She is a Graduate from LadyShriRamCollege for Women

and holds a Masters Degree in Gender and Development Studies.

Besides that, she has worked with Swechha as a Program Coordinator

and has supervised programs based on youth, leadership, skill building and active citizenship.

She has been associated with Women in Security, Conflict Management and Peace

where she organized a workshop to promote conflict transformation dialogue between youth from India and Pakistan.

She has also undertaken an independent research project on

“Role of Women in Conflict Mitigation in Jammu and Kashmir”at Institute of Social Sciences,

New Delhi. She writes articles based on women and peace issues for various journals and magazines.

She also runs a blog called Peace Women Watch (http://peacewomenwatch.blogspot.in/)




Contributor for The Daily Journalist

She is a peace and security analyst at

the Institute for Security Studies in Addis Ababa

(Ethiopia), as well as a PhD candidate in International

Relations at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

(Spain). She occasionally collaborates with the Institut Català Internacional per la Pau.



Jose KL Sousa Santos.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

He is a seasoned strategic and security analyst specialising in irregular warfare,

traditional and non-traditional conflict resolution, transnational crime,

and military strategy within the Asia Pacific. He has held field positions with the United Nations

Joint Mission Analysis Cell and has served several terms

as a security sector advisor to the Timorese Government and Office of the President.

A former member of the Australian Defence Force,

he is currently based in New Zealand undertaking post-graduate research.



Adil F Raja.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is an independent Political and Security analyst from Pakistan

with a diverse background in Governance, International Relations,

Special Ops and International Security/Political Consultancy.

He is Masters in International Relations and currently pursuing his PhD

in the same field beside working with the Pakistani Government in superior administrative services.”




Valeria Giannotta.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

She is an Italian scholar expert on Turkish politics and international relations.

She is currently serving as Assistant Professor of Political Science

in the International Relations Department of İstanbul SabahattinZaim University.

She also engages in expert-level in strategic meetings and conferences on international Relation

s organized by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.Dr. Giannotta has been active in Turkey

since March 2009 as a field researcher and lecturer. In addition to her current position,

she has worked as a visiting researcher at the Department of International Relations

of Boğaziçi University in Istanbul, and she has collaborated with the Centre of European Studies

at Ankara University (ATAUM) and at the Center for European Studies Middle East

Technical University (CES), also in Ankara. Dr. Giannotta has also served in this time

as visiting scholar at YildirimBeyazit University in Ankara, chairing the course on

Democratization Process in Muslim Countries, there and at Gazikent University in Gaziantep in 2011.

She has authored and presented several articles during national and international conferences

on her area of expertise, and collaborated with several think-tanks.

Her research interests include International Relations, the Turkish democratic transition

within contemporary Turkish politics, Turkey-EU relations, Turkish foreign policy and

the relationship between religion and politics.



Prof. Saverio Fortunato.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He was born in Vibo Valentia (VV),

he obtained the Triennial post-lauream title of Specialist in Clinic Criminology

in the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery in the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia,

with a degree thesis in Forensic Neuropsychiatry, on the topic: “Criminal sciences and sciences of the spirit,’

for a epistemologic critic to the forensic neuropsychiatric appraisement,

in topic of suspicion of abuse to the childhood, as attempt to reconduct it to criterions of scientificity

with a logically based argument of investigation”, mark 108/110, reporter Prof. Ivan Galliani,

ordinary teacher in Neurology and Forensic Psychiatry.

In the University of L’Aquila, he taught for the Degree Course of Sciences of the Investigation:

– Inquiry and Semiotic of the Language

– Deviances and Educative and Contrast Technology

– Apprenticeship of “Investigation on the Crime Scene”.

He is a member of the scientific committee of the faculty of criminal sciences

and security at the Ludes University of Lugano (Switzerland)

He’s member of the Comité Scientifico y de Apoyo Docente,

of the Master Internacional  en Psicología Jurídica y Forense Basada en la Evidencia –

Reconocido para el Ejercicio Profesional por la Sección Jurídica del Colegio Oficial de Psicólogos de Catalunya),

years 2006/2007 and 2007/2008

He’s President of  CSI:FORENSIC, UNITED NATIONS Academic Impact Member

He published a lot of works about criminology and sciences of the mass communication, last work:

“Sense and knowledge in criminal sciences”, introduction by Thomas Szasz,

Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry, Health Science Center State University of Syracuse,

New York, Colacchi editions, L’Aquila 2007.

Here below, you can find the links related to the 108 american newspapers

that followed the interview to Prof. Saverio Fortunato launched by Associated Press

regarding the sadly famous murder of Perugia

Regarding the Perugia Murder, Prof. Saverio Fortunato is also interviewed  by the newscast of London “Sky News”.

Los Angeles – prize to Dr. S. Fortunato for the criticism on Psychiatry.

Criminal factors in the American school”, this article of Dr. Saverio Fortunato,

Professor at the University of L’Aquila and Director of Criminologia.

it is mentioned in the official website of Barack Obama


Prof. Saverio Fortunato was a warded honorary citizenship of the city of Capistrano (VV) Italy



Eric M. Tope.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

Eric holds a B.A. in History and an M.A. in Political Science with a focus on International Relations.

He primarily writes on Middle Eastern security affairs including: terrorism, counterinsurgency

and American foreign policy in the region. He is a contributor for the International Security Observer

and his work has also appeared in Counterterrorist Trends and Analysis, Foreign Policy Journal and Small Wars Journal.


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Jeffrey Albert Tucker.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He  is the executive editor of Laissez Faire Books.

Tucker is also a Distinguished Fellow of the Foundation for Economic Education,

an adjunct scholar with the Mackinac Center for Public Policy and an Acton University faculty member.

He is past editorial vice president of the Ludwig von Mises Institute and past editor for the institute’s website, Mises.org.

He studied economics as an undergraduate at Texas Tech University and Howard Payne University,

where he first encountered the literature of the Austrian School.

He later enrolled as a graduate student in economics at George Mason University,

but developed an interest in journalism and went to work for Ron Paul

during a period when Paul was not in public office

Tucker first interacted with the Mises Institute while attending a journalism program in Washington, D.C.,

where the organization maintained an office at the time.



Faisal Kapadia.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

Imaginaut, Writer, Explorer, Entrepreneur, Social activist & Cultural critic

FK believes in working against the tides of corruption,

negativity & exploitation that threaten to engulf his country Pakistan.

Using new media platforms like Mindmap communications,

where he creates and implements online advocacy campaigns to bring up issues demanding change.

He also takes a hands on approach whenever the situation demands I.e Organizing Flood relief 2010

and helping form Sarelief which is a crowd sourcing success story having collected USD 256,000 in eight months online.

His podcasting/videocasting career started from “The Laidbackshow”

Which was awarded best podcast from Pakistan in the 2010 Cio/Google Blog awards. I

n total he has since then hosted three more videocast/podcast series, i.e

“The out of bounds show” (48 episodes) “Tashadud namanzur” (10 episodes)\

“Aaj ka vote kal ka pakistan” (10 episodes)

He usually blogs at his personal portal along with Global voices, Express tribune blogs

andFuturechallenges. In the mainstream press he currently writes on

and off for the Express tribune, The dailytimes & The Friday times.



Seyed Mostafa Mousavipour.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

I hold an M.A. in British Studies from the Faculty of World Studies in the University of Tehran, Iran.

I did my B.A. in English Literature. My research focus/interest is terrorism, fundamentalism,

and sectarian violence in South Asia and the Middle East.



Vitaly Vanshelboim.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

He is from Ukraine and has enjoyed a distinguished career

within the international public sector over the past 20+ years.

Mr. Vanshelboim joined UNOPS in July 2006 in the capacity

of Deputy Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer. Previously,

Vitaly Vanshelboim served in various senior roles with the United Nations Development Programme

(UNDP), including Director of the Office of Administration and Security (2005-2006)

and Director of  Staff Administrative Services (2001-2005). Prior to this,

he worked with the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE),

the Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina as Deputy Director of Resources (1997-2001)

and the United Nations office in Ukraine in several posts (1992-1997) ,

the last being that of UNDP Deputy Representative. Before his UN career,

Vitaly Vanshelboim served in various capacities in the state and private sector.

Mr. Vanshelboim is one of the youngest UN staff members to have reached

his present rank of Assistant UN Secretary General. Vitaly Vanshelboim graduated in 1990

from the Kiev National Economics University, and in 2011, he completed

an advanced management programme at the IESE Barcelona business school.



Paul Usiskin.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

He served as an officer in the Israel Defence Forces army of occupation in the West Bank.

He was shot at during riots, and witnessed an assassination of a Palestinian leader

suspected of collaborating with the Israelis. This was a prelude to 10 years of peace activism.

He was Chairman of Peace Now UK and an adviser to the Olive Tree Programme

for Israeli and Palestinian scholarship students. This took him frequently back into the West Bank

which became riskier as time passed and the Israeli authorities tightened up on peace activities.

He was apprehended and questioned during various visits. He was a TV Documentary Producer

and has made a number of TV documentaries and videos including,

The Year of the Family about Jewish family values in the 20 century

and Death At The Caves of Abraham about the Goldstein massacre in Hebron.

He was the TV advisor for the Geneva Accord secret negotiations between Israelis

and Palestinians in the UK and Jordan. The Accord won support from the international community

including Presidents Bush and Clinton.  The footage his production team recorded was shown on

BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Al Jazeera, Israel TV and at the formal Accords ceremony in Geneva.

The Accords were negotiated between senior Israeli politicians and generals and their Palestinian counterparts.

Copies of the Accords were sent to every household in Israel, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

To undermine the impact of the Accords, then Prime Minister Ariel Sharon

decided on the Israeli withdrawal from Gaza, ‘putting the Accords into formaldehyde,’

as Sharon’s chief aide described it. Paul has appeared on BBC TV and Radio,

and on many national and local radio programmes commenting on the Israel-Palestine conflict.

He has addressed the Oxford Union and spoken at many conferences in the UK and Europe.

He writes and blogs about both the conflict and Israel-Israeli Palestinian relations.

He describes himself as a ‘moderate critical Zionist



Carrie Devorah.

Contributor of The Daily Journalist

Award winning photojournalist. founded The Center Of Copyright Integrity the first aggregator

of its kind where ARTS, IP, ID, IT and ENFORCEMENT converge. Devorah, cross credentialed as a CCIA,

trained MPI, LACBA-DRS, profiler and CA-BSIS, was active in building

the first discrete site crime analysis lab on a college campus in the Continent.

Devorah covered horseracing, boxing, Red Carpets and news on several continents.

SCOTUS declared her an Authority (Van Orden v Perry)



Wayne White.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

He served 32 years with the U.S. Department of State, overseas in Niger, Haiti, Egypt, Israel,

Sinai and Iraq, first for 7 years as a Foreign Service Officer

and then 25 years as a member of the permanent staff of State’s Office of Analysis

for the Near East & South Asia, Bureau of Intelligence & Research (INR/NESA).

Ending his career as Deputy Director of that office, he spent nearly a year overseas briefing

cabinet level officials and several chiefs of state of the GCC states, Jordan and Israel,

as well as representing State at NATO Middle East & North Africa Working Groups for 12 years.

For his coverage of various crises including the Iraq-Iran War, crises in Syria and Lebanon in the 1980’s,

the 1991 Gulf War, the Algerian Civil War of the 1990’s,

and finally as head of the Department’s Iraqi Intelligence Team for 2 years during

and following the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003,

he received numerous awards such as the National Intelligence Medal of Achievement,

State’s Career Achievement Award, and 5 Departmental Superior Honor Awards.

Currently, he is a Scholar with Washington’s Middle East Institute



Silvia Vinas.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist  

Latin America Regional Editor for Global Voices Online.

‘Tweets in English and in Spanish @silviavinas.



Hamid Lellou.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

He is an analyst for the Middle East and Africa Regions at PROSOL,

a US company based in Alexandria Virginia.



Dennis Kern

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

Graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts,

taught at Second City, Chicago.

Directed the Ark Improvisational Theatre where he taught Joan Cusack,

Chris Farley and many other theatre professionals.

He is the author of the book “Meet Your Playful Self”.



Dr. Ana Ionela Cristea.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

She is a researcher in International Relations and European Governance.

-PhD in International Relations and European Integration-MA in International Law and Human Rights

-MA in International Relations, Security and Development-MA in European Union

-MA in Banking and Finance-BA in International Relations

and European Studies-BA in Economics and BusinessHer research interests are at the intersection

of International Relations and European Union.She is particularly interested in: United Nations, International

Organizations,International Relations, Comparative Politics, European Union,

Anticorruption,Europeanization, European Integration, Policy Analysis, Diplomacy,

International Law, International Cooperation and Human Rights.



Deniz Kite.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

is the first professional mediator of Turkey, trainer at Hacettepe University Conflict Resolution

and Peace Programme, listed trainer and meditor at Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs,

Former Member of BoD at Mediators Beyond Borders Washington D.C, Coordinator

at East Mediterranean University Mediation Programmes in North Cyprus,

the first Turkish Musteshar of Egypt, Founding Member of Mediterranean Mediators Workshop,

listed international mediators of Milan Chamber of Commerce,

Turkey and Northern Cyprus Country Representative of World Mediation Organization,

a professional speaker, author, caoch, poet and trainer.

Before she started her career as a trainer in 2003, she lived 14 years in Vienna

during which she was focused on fashion design and corporate clothing.

Some of her customers were ÖWD, Securitas, Tchibo, Anker Brot, Daimler Benz, etc.

After studying International Relations, MA Physchology and PhD in Management,

she focused on mediation “had her mediation training in Vienna” and as for today,

she trained more than 400 mediators in Turkey who are the first trained mediators in the country.

She has relationships with Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Family and Social Politics,

Ministry of Education and Ministry of Justice, she as well developed considerable programmes

with many Chamber of Commerces such as Kayseri, Gaziantep, Adana, Konya, Mersin,

Ankara, Denizli and with Bar Associations such as Ankara, Adana, Istanbul, Gaziantep.

She delivered trainings such as communication, decision making, problem solving,

time management, coaching, intercultural communication, negotiation, feng shui,

conflict management and resolution, tele-marketing, international marketing,

etc to many national and international organizations such as Marks & Spencer,

Istanbul Municipiality, Aksa Jeneratörleri, Turksih Military Academy,  Inci Yaldız, Coca- Cola,

Acıbadem Hospitals, special categorized Hotels in Cappadokia, Ottoman Imperial Hotel,

at European Development Centers at  Denizli, Gaziantep, Kayseri, Adana, Mersin, Tranzon,

Government SME Development Centres. She served as mediator at different companies;

Coca-Cola, Fenerbahçe, Adana Demirspor, some family businesses which their  names can’t be mentioned

in Gaziantep, Kayseri, Antalya, İstanbul, İzmit, Nevşehir, Adana.

Besides she works closely with different Rotary Clubs and some other respected NGOs in Turkey.

Deniz Kite has written 8 books; 4  peotry books, 2 books on mediation, one included her paintings

and was on meditation and one  philosophical novel between 2005-2013.

Her last book  “A Mediators Hand Book” is at the publisher now and be on sale by september 2013.

She wrote International Politics at Cumhuriyet Newspaper between 2003-2004

and continued her writings at different e-magazines, journals and blogs.

Her last article was publishes at Turksih American Bar Associations Magazine in 2013.

She has been invited many times to Tv programmes,  such as Sky News, Star, Haber 24, Kanal 7

and was speaker at many conferences some of which are American Bar Association Conference,

MBB Congress, United Nations, New York Peace Institute, Turkish Mediators Congress.



Roshanak Taghavi. 

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

She is an independent journalist based between Washington, DC and the Middle East.

She recently completed a New Media Fellowship in India with the International Reporting Project,

and reports on politics, culture, health and economics for numerous publications,

including The Christian Science Monitor, Al-Monitor, The Guardian, TIME, The Huffington Post and Urban Times. 

Roshanak has previously reported as an international correspondent for Dow Jones Newswires 

and The Wall Street Journal.  Roshanak has a Master of International Affairs

from Columbia University in New York.

She received a Bachelor of Science from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College

and has studied at the University of Paris IV (Sorbonne).

Read Roshanak’s work at www.roshanakt.com.  Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/RoshanakT.



Cliff Wachtel.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

CPA, is currently the Director of Market Research, New Media and Training for Caesartrade.com,

a fast growing forex and CFD broker. He covers a variety of topics including global market drivers,

forex, currency hedged and diversified income investing,

and is currently working on a unique project related to that asset class – MLPs.

He is also the author of The Sensible Guide To Forex, and publisher of thesensibleguidetoforex.com.

Both the book and website are uniquely dedicated to providing safer,

simpler ways for active traders and passive long term income investors to use forex markets

to diversify out of currencies like the USD, EUR, JPY, and others that are being debased

by central bank policies, and so hedge currency risk and boost returns.

Since the Great Financial Crisis began in 2007, Cliff was among the first financial writers

to focus on stocks that provide steady, high yields currency diversification for insurance against currencies

being steadily devalued. Articles focus on both top income stocks for exposure to multiple quality currencies,

and safer, simpler less demanding types of longer term forex trades than commonly covered on other forex sites.

He also posts a variety of articles on topics ranging from weekly strategic global market analysis,

conservative forex trading, assorted special reports, currency diversified income investing,

binary options, and trader training articles via multiple websites.

His home sites include: globalmarkets.anyoption.com, thesensibleguidetoforex.com,

caesartrade.com, globalmarkets.com, and others.

Most can also be found at leading financial websites like seekingalpha.com, businessinsider.com

, and forex sites like forexfactory.com and fxstreet.com.

His work is regularly translated into numerous languages, including Spanish, French,

Italian, Turkish and Russian, Arabic, German, and Chinese, often with his express knowledge and permission!

He has appeared in a variety of offline publications including Forex Journal, and John Nyaradi’s book,

Super Sectors, in which he was interviewed along with other market experts like Jim Rodgers,

Dr.Marc Faber, John Mauldin, Robert Prechter, and Tom Lydon.

Prior to his current positions, he was Chief Analyst at avafx.com, and a 30+ year financial market veteran as investor,

trader, writer, analyst and advisor to private clients and institutions.

He attended Vassar College and Cornell University, and is a certified public accountant.

He’s married with 5 children and lives in Jerusalem, Israel, where he can follow Asian markets

in the early morning, Europe through the workday, and the Americas at night.

His book: http://wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1118158075,descCd-buy.html



Claude Salhani.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

Claude Salhani is a journalist, author and political analyst based in the Middle East,

and Washington, DC. and specializes in Middle East politics, politicized Islam and terrorism.

He is the former editor of the Middle East Times and a long-time contributor to the

Commentary pages of the Washington Times and several other publications.

He is the former International Editor with United Press International and also ran UPI’s Terrorism & Security Desks.

He appears on a number of radio and television networks as a political commentator

— including CNN, French radio and TV, Canadian radio and TV (in English and French), al-Hurra

and other Middle East medias. He is a senior associate at the  Washington, D.C.-based Institute of World Affairs

and a member of the London-based International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS).

Over a span of some 30 years Mr. Salhani has traveled to 84 countries, covered 12 wars

and interviewed numerous world leaders. His reports have been published in major newspapers

and magazines around the world, including The Times (London), The San Francisco Chronicle,

The New York Times, The San Diego Union Tribune, The  Washington Post, Foreign Service Journal,

Middle East Policy Journal, Salon.com, The  American Conservative and many others.

He is the author of Black September to Desert Storm; While the Arab World Slept: the impact of the Bush years

on the Middle East, and contributing author of The Iraq War.

His latest book, Islam Without a Veil,  was published in 2011.

Mr. Salhani was based in Beirut, Cairo, Paris, Brussels, London, New York and Washington, DC.

His assignments included major Middle East conflicts, the Turkish invasion of Cyprus, the Lebanese Civil War,

the insurgency in Oman’s Dhofar region, the Iraq-Iran War, the Israeli invasion of Lebanon (1982)

and subsequent siege of Beirut, the first Gulf War, the Czech Velvet Revolution  and the downfall of communism

in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union and most recently, the war in Iraq, US elections and other major stories.

He was wounded three times while reporting on various Mideast conflicts. He was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize

for his coverage of the bombing of the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut.

Mr. Salhani is fluent in English, French, Italian, Arabic and has a working knowledge of Spanish.

He studied in the Master’s in Conflict Resolution program at Royal Roads University, in Victoria, Canada.



Kevin Rennie.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is a retired secondary teacher and unionist who has been an Australian Labor Party member since 1972.

After teaching in Victorian schools from 1975, he spent 8 years teaching in the Northern Territory:

4 in Katherine, followed by 4 in Maningrida, an aboriginal community in Arnhem Land.

He returned in June 2008 to Melbourne to live after 15 months in Broome.

His website is Red Bluff Media http://www.redbluffr.



Jose Luis Chalhoub Naffah.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

He is a political scientist with a masters in international oil trading

and an independent politics consultant on politics and geopolitical risk based in Venezuela

focusing on Russia AMD Middle East issues. He speaks fluently English Russian Fench and Arabic.

Director of BYBLOS CONSULTING a firm specializing in political risk analyses.



Juan Carlos Zambrana Marchetti.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He was born in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, and resides in the United States.

He is an author and political analyst who specializes in US foreign policy.

His area of analysis expanded from bilateral relations between the United States

and Bolivia to the global scenario, as his native county was used as a guinea pig

for US experiments in interventionism.

He believes that the result of those experiments led to current US foreign policy,

and that Bolivia´s history contains the secret to overcoming US interventionism by democratic means.

In his book Secrets of State, written in the form of a political novel,

he outlines the history of abusive U.S. actions abroad beyond diplomacy.

Zambrana is the correspondent in the United States for Cambio,

the newspaper of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, and a regular contributor

to the television program “Detrás de la noticia”, on the network Russia Today.

He is also the author of numerous analytical articles on the above-mentioned subjects.



John Carlos Frey.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is an Investigative Fund Fellow at The Nation Institute.

An investigative reporter and documentary filmmaker based in Los Angeles,

his work has been featured on 60 Minutes, Dan Rather Reports,

and an Emmy-nominated series for PBS, “Crossing the Line.”

In 2011 Frey documented the journey of migrants across the US-Mexico border

and walked for days in the Arizona desert risking his own life for the documentary Life and Death on the Border.

John Carlos Frey has also written for the Los Angeles Times, Huffington Post, Salon,

Need to Know online, theWashington Monthly, and El Diario(in Spanish).

Frey’s documentary films include The Invisible Mexicans of Deer Canyon,

The Invisible Chapel, and The 800 Mile Wall.



Tom Rhodes.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

CPJ East Africa Representative Rhodes served as CPJ’s Africa Program Coordinator from 2007 to 2010.

He began his journalism career in 2001  as a writer at NewsAfrica magazine

in London and as a contributor to a local radio station.

Rhodes moved to Khartoum, Sudan, in 2002 to work as a university professor

and a contributor for the Integrated Regional Information Network.

In 2004, he helped initiate southern Sudan’s first independent newspaper,

The Juba Post, in Juba, and was the editor of the paper for more than two years while also a

contributor for the BBC. He wrote and edited several pieces for Small Arms Survey,

UNICEF, and UNDP during his stay in Sudan. He is a graduate of history

from the University of Massachusetts and has a master’s degree in African Studies

from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London.



Amy Goodman.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

She is the host and executive producer of Democracy Now!,

A national, daily, independent, award-winning news program airing

on over 1,100 public television and radio stations worldwide.

Time Magazine named Democracy Now! its “Pick of the Podcasts,” along with NBC’s Meet the Press.

Goodman is the first journalist to receive the Right Livelihood Award,

widely known as the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’ for “developing an innovative model of truly independent

grassroots political journalism that brings to millions of people the alternative voices

that are often excluded by the mainstream media.” She is the first co-recipient of the Park Center

for Independent Media’s Izzy Award, named for the great muckraking journalist I.F. Stone.

The Independent of London called Amy Goodman and Democracy Now!

“an inspiration.” PULSE named her one of the 20 Top Global Media Figures of 2009.

Goodman’s fifth book, The Silenced Majority: Stories of Uprisings, Occupations, Resistance,

and Hope, written with Denis Moynihan, rose to #11 on The New York Times bestseller list.

This timely follow-up to her fourth New York Times bestseller, Breaking the Sound Barrier,

gives voice to the many ordinary people standing up to corporate and government power.

She co-authored the first three bestsellers with her brother, journalist David Goodman:

Standing Up to the Madness: Ordinary Heroes in Extraordinary Times (2008),Static:

Government Liars, Media Cheerleaders, and the People Who Fight Back (2006)

and The Exception to the Rulers: Exposing Oily Politicians, War Profiteers,

and the Media That Love Them (2004). She writes a weekly column (also produced as an audio podcast)

syndicated by King Features, for which she was recognized in 2007

with the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Reporting.

Goodman has received the American Women in Radio and Television Gracie Award;

the Paley Center for Media’s She’s Made It Award; and the Puffin/Nation Prize for Creative Citizenship.

Her reporting on East Timor and Nigeria has won numerous awards, including the George Polk Award,

Robert F. Kennedy Prize for International Reporting, and the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award.

She has also received awards from the Associated Press, United Press International,

the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and Project Censored.

Goodman received the first ever Communication for Peace Award from

the World Association for Christian Communication. She was also honored

by the National Council of Teachers of English with the George Orwell Award

for Distinguished Contribution to Honesty and Clarity in Public Language.



Ralph D. Thiele. 

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

• Chairman “Politisch-Militärische Gesellschaft” (Political-Military Society)

• CEO StratByrd Consulting, Colonel (ret.) Thiele has gained in several decades of politico-military service

an extensive broad political, technological, academic and military background.

In the past 15 years he has made the Political-Military Society in Berlin a well-respected forum of high reputation.

Ralph Thiele has studied business administration (MBA) and political science in Munich.

In several commanding officer assignments he has developed valuable operational expertise.

As Commander of the Bundeswehr Transformation Centre he has introduced Network Enabling

Capabilities into the German Armed Forces. While serving in the personal staffs of the German Armed Forces

Vice Chief of Defence Staff and the NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe,

and in the Planning and Policy Staff of the German Minister of Defence,

Ralph Thiele has been directly involved in numerous national, European and NATO strategic,

technological and political issues. In his academic assignments he has been Chef de Cabinet

and Chief of Staff at the NATO Defense College in Rome and Director of Faculty at the German General Staff

and Command College in Hamburg. He has also been involved in numerous national

and European Security Research Programmes. Ralph Thiele has published numerous books

and articles and is lecturing widely in Europe, Asia, in the U.S. and Latin America on current comprehensive

security affairs, network enabling technologies and also historical issues.

Expertise • Comprehensive Security including Critical Infrastructure, Cyber Security, Disaster Response,

Energy Security, Event Protection, Homeland Security, Interagency Operations, Maritime Domain Security,

and Situational Awareness • Armament, Armed Forces Planning, C4ISTAR including Airborne Capabilities,

Collaboration Environments, Concept Development and Experimentation, Defence Industrial

Base, Effects Based Approach to Operations, Network Centric Capabilities, Security Research,

Space, Security Policy, Unmanned Aerial Systems

• Business Development, Lead System Integration, Post Academic Education Memberships

• Political-Military Society, Berlin

• German Atlantic Association, Berlin

• Defence Science Board to the Austrian Minister of Defence, Vienna

• Advisory Board Journal for Foreign and Security Policy, Cologne References

• Speaking engagements in Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Berlin, Brussels, Cologne, Lima, London, Naples, Paris,

Rome, Sao Paolo, Seoul, Ulaanbaatar, Tokyo, Vienna, Washington

• Cooperation Ventures with Washington based Think Tanks i.e. Center for International and Strategic Studies

(CSIS), Center for Transatlantic Relations (CTR) and RAND

• Government Consultancy in Austria, Germany, Mongolia, Peru and Switzerland

• Industry Consultancy for global market leaders

• Film Consultancy



Greg Muttitt.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

He was the  previously co-director of campaigning charity Platform,

which exposes and fights the environmental and human impacts of the oil industry.

Since the Iraq war started in 2003, Greg has investigated the hidden plans for the future of the country’s oil.

This work took him to meetings where the US and UK government officials lobbied Iraqi decision-makers,

and to meetings where Iraqi oil ministry teams discussed their future oil policy with western companies.

He met some of the oil executives who hoped to benefit from transforming Iraq’s oil industry,

and the government officials and advisers they worked with.

Greg also got hold of hundreds of unreleased British and American government documents,

which described their plans and actions to reshape Iraq’s oil industry.

But Greg also talked to ordinary Iraqis, and a few politicians, about what they wanted to happen to their oil.

He attended Iraq’s first anti-privatisation conference in Basra, and the meeting in Amman

at which Iraq’s trade unions decided they would fight the oil law the US was pushing.

He made many Iraqi friends, and came to know some of Iraq’s foremost oil experts.

These experiences gave him  a very different perspective from what we read in the papers.

Greg lives in London and Amsterdam with his wife Rosemary.