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Tariq Abdell.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

Analyst of Middle Eastern affairs,

Writer for Iraq Business news.



Bill Hagestad II.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

Global Information Security Intelligence Researcher

His previous experience include:

NASK, Knowfar Institute (A Chinese Defense Think Tank)

Central Military Commission (OGA)

Red Dragon Rising and Publishing

University of Minnesota



Ulugbeck A. Khasanov, PhD.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

Former Press Secretary to the President

Associate Professor at the IR Department

University of World Economics & Diplomacy

Tashkent, Uzbeksistan



Richard Kaplan 

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

Senior United Nations International Security Affairs Advisor

His previous experience includes:

U.S. Department of Energy – Office of Intelligence and Counter Intelligence

ISAF – Combined Air Operations Center

USCENTCOM – Deep Operations Targeting Cell



Todd Steinmetz.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is a homeland security and counterterrorism subject matter expert

with significant proven knowledge and practical experience in intelligence analysis,

counterterrorism, physical security, and disaster preparedness,

management, and response. He holds a Master of Science in Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies.

As an intelligence and security Subject Matter Expert (SME),

he develops daily risk-based threat and vulnerability assessments

and analysis and provides risk mitigation recommendations to public

and private stakeholders. He regularly hosts physical security meetings

and collaborates with both private and public security partners to develop

security standards and informational requirements.

He performs extensive outreach to federal and private sector security partners

involved in national critical infrastructure protection, participating in collaborative security

working groups and threat briefings.

He has also coordinated, developed, and delivered training

and exercises for emergency management

and disaster response operations in healthcare, food, and military arenas.



Reggie Middleton.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is an American financial analyst who is the founder and editor of the financial blog,

Boom Bust Blog.He regularly appears on CNBCBloomberg and on the Keiser Report

to discuss his research and opinions, and has also been interviewed on CNN

and BBC World News. Until 2011, he wrote about financial evaluation

and the global financial crisis at the Huffington Post. According to Forbes,

Middleton “combines self-promotion with meticulous financial analysis

that is often delivered with a whiff of bathroom humor”.

Eric Sprott, CEO of Sprott Asset Management, a Toronto firm that manages a fund

of $5 billion, said of Middleton: “His work is so detailed, so accurate,

it’s among the best in the world”.



Yoram Yahav.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is an accomplished global executive,

adventurer and reverse futurist thought leader.

He has been lecturing and consulting leaders,

organizations and corporations on practical futurist

management methodologies and skills worldwide.

Today he is a renowned global specialist in change management and transformation.

He has been involved with developing breakthrough futurist business

methodologies including the PFF(Photograph from the Future business model)

and the BCSP (Back Casting Scenario Planning) model.

The latter is based on breakthrough backcasting scenario planning

and processes which are done with countries, companies and leaders alike. .

Yoram has filled top management positions (Including in Fortune 500 companies)

as well as CEO and Director General roles in companies such as CDI,

Media General-West Coast USA, AEI and others.

He founded and directed the US-Israel High Tech Commission – a President Clinton initiative.

He set up TIM (Technion Institute Management) – an organization specializing

in developing global executive teams and established the Yoyah Group together

with a team of award-winning experts including; Prof. Lester Thurow, Prof. Shlomo Maital,

Prof. Ronald Heifetz, Prof. Ingemar Dierickx, Dr. Shuki Gleitman, Nira Adler and more…

Together they help leaders, countries, organizations

and corporations successfully manage change and transformation

based on practical futurist business approaches.

Yoram has worked with an impressive list of clients including;

IBM, GE, Siemens, Johnson and Johnson, Teva, Strauss Elite,

Insightec, Harel Finances, Credit Swiss and more…

He is an avid adventurer, has Black Belt in Ninjutso

and dives the exotic seas of the world.

Specialties: Helping companies and countries successfully design their future

Change management / Revolutionary futurist methodologies / Breakthrough strategic planning

Innovative scenario planning and backcasting mentoring

global leaders and business executives


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Lucas Juan Manuel Alonso. 

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

PhD Economics (graduated with honours) with specializations in Research

in the Management of Organizations (Methods & Techniques)

and Investment & Financing, MBA Executives Degrees in International Commerce

and Innovation & Management, University of Santiago de Compostela.

I have served as Institutional Relations Head, Business School Staff,

International Business Consultant, Deputy General Manager,

Guest Professor of International Trade at higher education centres

and business organizations, ICEX/PIPE Consultant;

I have been living and developing SMEs’ internationalization processes in South America,

China (Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Hangzhou, Ningbo…) and Spain.

Extensive knowledge and practical experience in:

  • Facilitation/Project management in international commerce.
  • Potential International Markets Analysis/Marketing Strategies.
  • Business Development (China/South America)
  • Innovations (Marketing/Processes) to change customers’ perception.
  • Brand Management/NPD/Techniques to create differentiated products.

Within the field of international market analysis, and in order to evaluate investments,

I developed econometric models and I wrote research papers about capital real options,

ARCH & GARCH processes and Brownian motion which are considered applicable in reality.

As for example:

1. Call Options Positions: “Analysis of the factors Gamma, Delta and Zeta”,

2. Coordinating Collateral and Loan: “Equity among Lender and Borrower”

3. Summary of controversies among ARR & IRR.

As economist and researcher,

I devote a lot of my time to study and write about the following matters:

  • Global geopolitical situation
  • Countries’ structural and socio-economic conditions
  • Emerging and advanced economies
  • GDP & Progress, wealth distribution, public debt,
  • aggregate demand, macroeconomic performance…etc.
  • Triggers to internationalization
  • Market selection for international expansion…etc.



Shane Obata. 

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

Finished a BA completed the CSC & wrote the GMAT in 2012,

did an internship & began writing economic reports in 2013,

and passed the CFA level 2 exam in 2014.

Looking for a start in finance; will do whatever it takes to help the team.

Able to work long hours, perform under pressure, and meet deadlines.

Skills: economic, technical, & fundamental analyses, investment strategy,

Microsoft Office, problem solving, critical reasoning, time management,

communication, and marketing via social media.”



Daniel Djouder.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

He is a Multilingual Economist and Geopolitical Analyst.

He is a part of a team of Advisors and focuses on consulting Governmental entities

and Corporations in crisis situations.

He also contributes analysis articles to the Russian International Affairs Council,

Geopoliticalmonitor, and Forbes.


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Jamil Maidan Flores. 

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

Jamil Maidan Flores has been speechwriter to the President

and the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Indonesia from January 1992

to the present—a period of more than 22 years.

He has served under five presidents (Suharto, Bacharuddin Habibie, Abdurrahman Wahid,

Megawati Soekarnoputri, and Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono)

and four foreign ministers (Ali Alatas, Alwi Shihab,

Noer Hassan Wirajuda and Marty M. Natalegawa).

The late statesman Ali Alatas recruited him in late 1991.

In this capacity, he is directly consulted

on how best to present the foreign policy of Indonesia through speeches,

interventions in conferences, correspondence and other forms of communication.

He has attended all but a few of the summits and ministerial conferences

of ASEAN from 1994 to the present as a member of the Indonesian delegation.

From 1996 to the present, except in 2000,

he has attended all United Nations General Assembly Sessions as Adviser to the Foreign Minister.

In the same capacity he has attended summits of such international organizations

as the G-20, APEC, the Non-aligned Movement (NAM) and the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM).

He has written six books about ASEAN, a book on the partnership

between the Republic of Indonesia and the United Nations,

and a book on the labor movement in the US military bases in the Philippines.

He lectures at the Center for Education

and Training of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia.

He has also given courses in writing to journalists.

In the field of literature, he has won prizes for his fiction, poetry,

one-act plays and essays. His poetry has been anthologized.



Allan Grant.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is an account manager for JLA,

described by the Financial Times as “The UK’s Leading Speaker Bureau”.

 JLA was established in 1990. There are now 25 agents and support staff based

in our central London offices – booking speakers, presenters

and performers for almost 2000 corporate and public sector client events each year. 

As the biggest specialist agency, JLA has unparalleled buying power as well

as depth and breadth of industry knowledge. Drawing on these relationships

and a constant flow of feedback, account managers offer impartial advice on who best suits any brief.

Allan was educated at the Royal Northern College of Music

and obtained a Masters Degree in European Politics from the University of Sussex



Maha Hamdan. 

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

Political advisor, Anderson, International Defense&Security Consulting

Intelligence Analyst@The Intelligence Community LLC 2013- Present

External Consultant-Consultancy African Intelligence

Government Relations Manager\Intelligence Analyst

at CET international group (IRAQ) 2014-Present External

Consultant-Consultancy African Intelligence

Consultant, Islamic Chamber of Commerce and Trade

(52 Islamic Countries go under its umbrella -www.icci.net)

Intelligence Analyst \ Government Relations Manager 

Regional Manager\Media Broker\Media Consultant for SCOLA TV (www.scola.org)

Middle East Media Post LLC, (Owner) www.middleeastmediapost.us

Hamdan Communications – January 2011 – Present, Beirut – Lebanon (Owner)


Blogger http://www.chainsoff.wordpress.com

PAO\Spokesperson-American Embassy Beirut (1992-2000)

War Reporter (Lebanese National News Agency),

Political Analyst (Hayat Newspaper)-(1985-1992)

Main Skills&Expertise:

Public Diplomacy, Strategic Communications,

International Relations, Politics, Social Media, Public Relations,

Public Speaking, News Analysis, Intelligence Analysis, Media Relations, Political Campaigns

Extensive real-world connections and personal relationships with political, business,

media, and military leaders throughout USA, Russia, China, Poland,

North Africa and the Middle East, Analysis of North Africa and Middle East issues,

Analysis of insurgency and irregular warfare in the Arab world.

Training Courses on Public Diplomacy \Organizing workshops for Iraqi Officials

Full Member of International Public Relations Association (IPRA) 


Rahul K Bhonsle.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is an army veteran with over three decades active service.

He is an independent  consultant on research in defence

and security issues in South Asia   and Director Security Risks Asia.

He  has written a number of books on defence and security issues

and publishes a monthly South Asia Security Trends

which has extensive coverage of Afghanistan each month

and has emerged as a source of input for a number of agencies in India and abroad.

He is regular on the national and international media

and his web site www.security-risks.com extensively covers defence

and security issues of the region.



Mark Stevens.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is the CEO of a world class, results driven

management and marketing firm, a best selling author, and

popular philosopher on the intersection of business and private

life. Never one to steer clear of hard truths, unconventional

wisdom or controversial commentary, Stevens shook the

marketing establishment with his Business Week best seller, “Your

Marketing Sucks” (Crown Business, 2003), and is redefining the

rules of business management in his new book, “Your

Management Sucks” (Crown Business, May 2006).

Stevens’ company, MSCO (www.MSCO.com), is an ROIfocused

marketing and management firm representing a stellar

roster of clients including Nike, Starwood, GE, Guardian Life,

Intrawest, Estee Lauder and many others. His latest book, “Your

Management Sucks,” turns traditional management dogma on its head

by presenting a new framework for growing businesses of all sizes

and empowering careers through the application of a unique and powerful

philosophy based on challenging “the oxymoron of conventional wisdom.”

A self-made man, Stevens has developed one of the most innovative,

effective and iconoclastic ways of looking at the world of business,

the business of living and how the lessons of both can be applied to

achieve extraordinary personal growth and success.

He is the author of more than 20 books including the

best sellers: The Big Eight; King Icahn; Sudden Death:

The Rise and Fall of EF Hutton (a Wall Street

Journal bestseller and Library Journal “Business Book of the Year”);

and the enormously popularYour

Marketing Sucks, which continues to sell briskly in paperback

and is enjoying bestseller status inChina. Mark Stevens is a gifted promoter backed

by the resources of his high-powered firm, MSCO. Represented

by the Lavin Agency, Stevens delivers more than 40 speeches annually

and is a regularly featured media commentator,

lending his insights and opinions to everything from Tom Cruise’s image for Fox News

Channel/“The Big Story with John Gibson,” to Kate Moss’s personal crisis

(The New York Post/Page Six), and Why Successful Business People Don’t Sleep

(The New York Times).



Karl Idsvoog.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is a highly versatile and cost-effective multimedia trainer

consultant who has completed highly successful media developmen

training missions for the U.S. Department of State,

the International Center for Journalists, Internews, Radio Free Asia and IREX.

Having worked as an investigative reporter/producer/manager in local, network,

syndicated television and online journalism, Idsvoog moved into training

consulting and education following the bankruptcy of APBnews.com

in New York where he got a superb education in the online world.

At APBnews.com, Idsvoog oversaw usability testing and project managed

the site’s most successful interactive applications.

Idsvoog partnered with Ohio’s premier 1st Amendment attorney,

Dave Marburger of BakerHostetler to write the definitive book

on Ohio’s public records law, Access with Attitude, available on Kindle and hard copy.

Idsvoog has a BA and MA in journalism from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

He was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University.

He is married.  He and his wife Kathy have two adult children,

Kate an elementary school teacher and Adam who is working in corporate sales

for a national company.  Idsvoog teaches a range of multimedia journalism courses at Kent State University.

Feel free to link to my blog:  When Journalism Fails (http://www.whenjournalismfails.com)


Kathryn Lukaske.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

She is a Sr. Copywriter with a robust background in SEO,

Digital Content Management, Marketing and Social Media.

She makes every effort to inject a little humor into everyday life.



Tom Ogwe Otieno.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

I have been engaged and have actual “boots

experience” in security enforcement,

intelligence production, security

research and Standard operational development…

I am the founder of Seaside and Landside Forensic Intelligence

Consultancy, based in Mombasa Kenya with corroborative networks in East

and Central Africa. The Consultancy provides the following services:-

Technical supports in drawing up of counter measures to deal with organize

crime in Sub Sahara Africa.

Litigation intelligence services.

Geopolitical risk assessments and forecasting with a bias towards Africa.

Postmortems to examine intelligence failures and deficits.

Physical and Logical Security audits.

Forensic litigation support.

Provide practical and theoretical training on ISPS Code

and other maritime applications to Import and Exports enterprises.

Assist organizations contain the threats of organized crime in

and disrupt the criminal networks.

Further to the above, I am an active member of National Association of

Kenya’s Investigators.

I am the owner of “Sub-Saharan Community Intelligence Analysts”,

a Linkedin group that focus on Africa’s threats. The group seeks to bring

Africa’s security professionals together, to share intelligence and

network with the objective of improving and upgrading the capacity of

Africa’s security professionals in intelligence analysis.

I am particularly excited to be a contributor and a member to this expert

community.  The benefit of being a member is invaluable to me and other

Africa’s security professionals who engaged with the Community of

Neo-Journalism. I am also looking forward in establishing new professional contacts,

which Africa can build on to further the course of global security.



Arlen Meyers.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

I’m a professor of otolaryngology, dentistry,

and engineering at the University of Colorado Denver with adjunct appointments elsewhere.

I am the cofounder, President and Chief Medical Officer ofwww.medvoy.com,

a globally integrated, doctor to doctor referral platform. In addition,

I have created several other medical device companies.

My primary research centers around commercialization of devices

that optically detect surface and near surface cancers.

I consult for and speak to companies, governments, colleges

and universities around the world who need my expertise

and contacts in the areas of bio entrepreneurship, bioscience,

healthcare, healthcare IT, medical tourism — nationally and internationally,

new product development, product design, and financing new ventures.

I am involved with several global bioentrepreneurship education,

research and practice initiatives and serve as the founding CEO

and President of the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs at www.sopenet.org

and Director of the Certificate Program in Bioinnovation

and Entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado http://business.ucdenver.edu/bard

 I am the cochairman of the 3rd International Bioentrepreneurship Education Summit

and Associate Editor of the Journal of Commercial Biotechnology

at www.commercialbiotechnology.com

and Editor In Chief of Medscape Reference Otolaryngology.

I am a former Harvard-Macy fellow and In 2010, I completed a Fulbright at Kings Business,

the commercialization office of technology transfer at Kings College in London.

Publications this year include several articles in the Journal of Commercial Biotechnology

and co-editor of a bioscience business casebook, “Building the Case for Biotechnology.”

“Optical Detection of Cancer”, and ” The Life Science Innovation Roadmap”

I am honored to be named by Modern Healthcare

as one of the 50 Most Influential Physician Executives of 2011

and nominated in 2012 and Best Doctors 2013​


Mr. Mark  Borkowski.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is a graduate of the University of Toronto with an MBA in Business and Finance.

Mark has spoken at more than 30 national conferences on Mergers & Acquisitions

and Private Equity. Mark has also written over 750 articles in various trade publications,

daily newspapers and other media on these subjects.


Paul Winghart. 

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

Prior to founding SurplusProductivity.com

(A Premier Source of Original Economic Content),

Paul Winghart graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1998

completing a BA degree in Economics. Since that time, Paul has been employed

in the financial sector working as a Senior Fixed Income Strategist

for a global wealth management company, achieving the level of Vice President.

Based on the reputation earned over the years as a consistent

prognosticator of economic fundamentals, Paul has also had the opportunity

to speak at a number of events as well as serve as an adjunct instructor of business

for a local Twin Cities university. Additionally, Paul is a two-time nominee

(2011, 2012) for selection into the Financial Advisor/Private Wealth

magazine’s national Due Diligence/Research Manager All-Star Team.

Paul resides in St.Paul, MN with his wife and four children.



James O’Connor.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

I am a journalist dedicated to knowledge and the power it gives the public.

My expertise include American and international business, global marketing,

American politics, and social issues. Born in Chicago, raised in Portland, Oregon,

and current resident of Salt Lake City, Utah,

the west has always been my home but the state of the modern world has

always been my concern, interest, and passion.



Omid shokri Kalehsar.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He received his first Master’s degree in Translation Studies from Istanbul University

and second Master’s in Political Science and International Relations from Yeditepe University,

Istanbul, Turkey. At present he is PhD Candidate in International Relations

at Yalova University and is working as an independent political researcher.

He has had some contributions and translated books in the fields of,

Iran – Russia Relations, Iran-Turkey Relations, Iran Energy Policy,

Turkey Energy Policy including. His research interest mainly focuses

on Energy Policy, Oil and Gas and  Iran-Turkey Relations,



Brad Thomas.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He researches and writes on a variety of real estate based fixed- income alternatives

including both publicly-traded and non-traded REITs.

Given his knowledge in originating income producing assets,

Mr. Thomas has a broad background in capital markets.

Mr. Thomas also writes weekly articles

for The Motley Fool, The Street and Seeking Alpha, where he maintains

“real time” research on many of the equity REITs and REIT Mutual Funds.

As a “life-long” student of Benjamin Graham (1894-1976),

Mr. Thomas conducts all of his research, analytics and writing based upon Mr. Graham’s

principles and investment strategies. Mr. Thomas focuses his research on value investing,

and his primary objective is to determine whether “an investment operation is one which,

upon thorough analysis promises safety of principal and adequate return.

Operations not meeting these requirements are speculative.” (Security Analysis – Ben Graham)

In addition to writing and lecturing, Mr. Thomas is a commercial real estate strategist,

consultant and advisor. He was most recently Director of Strategic Markets for Embree Group,

and he was a Senior Vice President for Thompson National Properties,

Phillips Edison and Wilton Partners. Mr. Thomas was a partner

in a regional development company and also a multi-unit

franchisee for two international franchisors.

Mr. Thomas has consulted for several equity REITs. He has been a licensed real estate

agent in South Carolina for more than 24 years, and he has provided net lease strategies

for a variety of lecture and industry relevant forums.

He maintains a current industry database of more than 50 national retailers

who are expanding facilities nationwide. Given his broad background in design,

construction, development, finance and capital markets,

Mr. Thomas has become an expert in creating sustainability in the net lease industry.

Mr. Thomas received a Bachelor of Science degree in business

and economics from Presbyterian College,

and he has been a member of ICSC for more than 24 years.



Mohamed Aden Farah

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

Deputy representative at Puntland State of Somalia

Likes to study major causes of conflicts and way of understanding each other

and to see a World which is peace.



Sebastian Sarbu.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

He is a researcher, military analist

and Vicepresident of National Academy of Security and Defense Planning,

member of Transatlantic Press Club.



Silviu Craescu.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist  

Currently he works for the American Diplomatic Mission for International Relations,

International Organization for Security and Intelligence (IOSI Global),

National Security Academy for Defense Planning- (NSADP).

He previously worked for  Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA)

ICHR – International Human Rights Commission, Candidate for Romanian Senate

His education includes: U.S. Department of Homeland Security.



Jack Shaka.  

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

He is a Conflict, Security and Democratic Governance specialist

currently based in Somalia and Kenya.

He has over 13 years experience in the NGO sector in Africa and Europe.

Mr. Shaka is the author of ‘The Refugee.’ A poetical odyssey into the refugee life

and coauthor of ‘Silent No More – Youth Legislative Theatre Process in Kenya.’

He is also the author of ‘Different Pigments’ a book on race,

racism and identity.He has written opinion pieces on conflict,

security and democracy for several newspapers,

academic journals and magazines around the world.

He holds a Masters in Conflictology,

Post Graduate Diploma in Armed Conflict and Crisis Management,

Post Graduate Diploma in Social and Business Conflicts

all from Universitat Oberta de Catalunya(UOC) in Barcelona,Spain.



Yan St-Pierre. 

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

CEO and Counter-Terrrorism Policy Consultant

at Modern Security Consulting Group – MOSECON GmbH.

He is done field work and security related research on various continents,

mostly focusing on terrorism and counter-terrorism.

He is worked as an electoral observer, a researcher,

translator and consultant among other things.

He also provide risk assessment for security issues such as terrorism

and insurgency as well as consulting on security policy making and agenda setting



Mark Clodfelter.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is a professor of military strategy

at the National War College in Washington, DC.

He has also taught at the Air Force Academy,

the School of Advanced Air and Space Studies,

and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,

and was an Air Force officer for nearly 23 years.

He is the author of The Limits of Air Power:

The American Bombing of North Vietnam

(Free Press, 1989; University of Nebraska Press, 2006)

and Beneficial Bombing: The Progressive Foundations of American Air Power,

1917-1945 (University of Nebraska Press, 2010).



Dr. Lars-Erik Lundin.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

(www.lelundin.se), @londil is Distiguished Associate Fellow at SIPRI.

Ph.D. political science/international relations 1980,

former Swedish diplomat (1976-1996). Served in the European Commission

from 1996-2009 and as EU Ambassador to the international organisations in Vienna.

Currently also Senior Research Fellow to the Swedish National Defence College

and to the Institute for Security and Development Policy,

specialising on European security policy.

He is an elected member of the Swedish Royal Academy of War Sciences.



Paul Goble.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is a longtime specialist on ethnic and religious questions in Eurasia.

Most recently, he was director of research and publications at the

Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy.

Earlier, he served as vice dean for the social sciences and humanities

at Audentes University in Tallinn and a senior research associate at the EuroCollege

of the University of Tartu in Estonia. While there, he launched the “Window on Eurasia” series.

Prior to joining the faculty there in 2004,

he served in various capacities in the U.S. State Department,

the Central Intelligence Agency and the International Broadcasting Bureau

as well as at the Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

and at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

He writes frequently on ethnic and religious issues and has edited five volumes on ethnicity

and religion in the former Soviet space.

Trained at Miami University in Ohio and the University of Chicago,

he has been decorated by the governments of Estonia,

Latvia and Lithuania for his work in promoting Baltic independence

and the withdrawal of Russian forces from those formerly occupied lands.



Jack Goldstone. 

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

He has worked extensively on forecasting global conflict and terrorism,

and with the US Agency for International Development and the World Bank

on providing democracy assistance to fragile states.

His recent essay in Foreign Affairs, “The New Population Bomb”

has received world-wide attention.  He has been a Fellow at the Center

for Advanced Study at Stanford University, and won Fellowships

from the MacArthur Foundation and the American Council of Learned Societies.

His current research focuses on conditions for building democracy

and stability in developing nations, the impact of population change

on the global economy and international security, and the cultural origins

of modern economic growth. Goldstone is a life member

of the Council on Foreign Relations, and serves on the advisory board

of the Council’s Center for Preventive Action.  His latest book is Political Demography:

How Population Changes are Reshaping International Security

and National Politics (Oxford U. Press, 2011).

He blogs regularly on global trends and world events at www.newpopulationbomb.com.



Kate Kelly.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

She is author of Election Day:

An American Holiday, an American History

 as well as a six-volume history of medicine. On her website,

America Comes Alive!, she chronicles stories of America’s past

that are relevant to life today. Kate frequently addresses civic groups,

and she has been quoted in publications such as Time

and The Wall Street Journal and has appeared on World News Tonight,

Good Morning America, The View, and The CBS Early Show.



Francesco Brunello Zanitti.

Contributor for The Daily Jourmalist 

Specialized in Contemporary History, international relations,

geopolitics of South Asia, history and politics of India.

Scientific Director of IsAG, the Italian Istituto di Alti Studi in Geopolitica

e Scienze Ausiliarie (IsAG). IsAG is and independent

and not-for-profit think tank whose aim is to promote the study

of geopolitics and the public debate around the foreign policy in Italy.



Dr. Peter Caddick Adams. 

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

Peter has been Lecturer in Military and Security Studies

at the Defence Academy, Shrivenham, since 1999.

He specialises in current defence analysis, military doctrine,

military history, terrorism, psychological, information and

military-media operations.

He also lectures on aspects of airpower to RAF students.

Peter regularly broadcasts on TV and radio, also writing for newspapers

and websites, on current affairs and is the author of numerous books

and articles, including By God They Can Fight (1996),

The Fight For Iraq (2004), Monty and Rommel: Parallel Lives (2011)

and Monty Cassino: Ten Armies in Hell (2012).



Manoj Rawat. 

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

Defence and Maritime Security Analyst, Researcher, Speaker and Writer


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J. Michael Cole. 

Contributor for The Daiy Journalist 

Taipei-based Senior Non-Resident Fellow at China Policy Institute,

associate researcher at CEFC, editor in chief Thinking Taiwan.

M.A. War Studies Royal Military College of Canada,

International Diploma in Humanitarian Assistance from CIHC, CX-77

(peacekeeping) Lester Pearson Peacekeeping Centre, B.A. English literature.

I was deputy news editor and a reporter at theTaipei Times from 2006-2013.

Prior to moving to Taiwan in 2005,

I was an intelligence officer for the Canadian Security Intelligence Service.

I have been published in the Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor,

National Interest, Jane’s Defence Weekly, Jane’s Intelligence Review,

Jane’s Intelligence Weekly, Jane’s Navy International,

Jane’s International Defence Review, the Ottawa Citizen,

China Brief, CounterPunch, FrontLine Security,

Strategic Vision, Asia Today International, The News Lens and The Diplomat.

I was the 2012 recipient of the award for Outstanding Journalism

from the Chen Wen-chen Memorial Foundation.

I have appeared on BBC, CBC, VOA and Al-Jazeera.



Dr. Peter Caddick–Adams.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

Has lectured at the UK Defence Academy since 1999,

where he worked under the legendary Professor Richard Holmes.

He was educated at Shrewsbury School, Sandhurst and

Wolverhampton University, gaining First Class Honours in War Studies;

he received his PhD from Cranfield University.

Peter is now widely regarded as the battlefield guide of choice for princes,

peers and politicians, military commanders and senior executives,

having taken literally thousands of British,

US and NATO troops to battlefields across the world;

in 2008 led a private tour of British royals to Normandy.

When walking the terrain, he explores the challenges of senior leadership,

strategy and logistics in a crisis – “how to react when the wheel comes off”.

With over 500 battlefield visits around the world to his credit,

he covers all periods in history from the Romans to the present day,

and has also led many official commemorations with serving soldiers and veterans.

Peter first visited Normandy in 1975 in a Jeep driven by a D-Day veteran,

and has studied the campaign ever since.

A Fellow of the Royal Historical Society,

he was previously a Visiting Lecturer at Oxford and Birmingham Universities,

and now lectures at staff colleges around the world on military history,

doctrine, terrorism, psychological and media operations,

most recently in Afghanistan.

Peter has pursued a second career in the UK Regular and Reserve Forces,

with experience of the Balkans, Middle East and Afghanistan.

During 1996–7 he was the official NATO Historian in Bosnia, based in Sarajevo.

Awarded the Territorial Decoration in 1997, he was also the UK Historian

during the Iraq War of 2003, based in Qatar and Iraq,

and has written extensively on the campaigns he witnessed.

He also commentates on BBC and Sky for major events.

Peter is a member of many organisations, including the Guild of Battlefield Guides

and the British Commission for Military History.

His recent books include Monty and Rommel: Parallel Lives 

(Random House, 2011) and Monte Cassino: Ten Armies in Hell (Oxford University Press, 2012).


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Haytham Mouzahem. 

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

Executive director of The-Levant.com

The Levant is an independent and responsible journal

that covers the Levant and the whole Middle East.

He is also the director of the Beirut Center for Middle East Studies



Sergio Lardón Rusiñol.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

Expert Spanish professor of Political science and Law



Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

She is Founder and CEO of the New York-based

American Center for Democracy and the Economic Warfare Institute.

Dr. Ehrenfeld is an authority on economic warfare,

including Weapons of Mass Effect (WME), lawfare,

terror financing, disinformation, jihadist movements and corruption.

Dr. Ehrenfeld has a unique ability and an impressive track record

to connecting the links between seemingly unrelated foreign

and domestic event into identifiable threats to the US economy,

financial, social and political systems and its national security in general.

Dr. Ehrenfeld has initiated the anti-libel tourism legislations in the United States.

Rachel’s Law“ passed in 2008 unanimously

in New York State (New York Libel Terrorism Protection Act 2008).

At least 10 other U.S. states had passed similar legislation.

The “Speech Act,

by the U.S. Congress ans signed into law by President Obama in 2010.

The laws protect all American journalists, publishers,

and writers in print and on the Internet in the U.S.

from the enforcement of foreign libel judgments.

Dr. Ehrenfeld has published widely, lectured

and organized international conferences/workshops

and specialized briefings and wargaming  in many countries

and advised governments, law enforcement and the financial industry.

Dr. Ehrenfeld has testified before Congressional Committees,

as well as the Canadian and European Parliaments, and provided evidence on states,

organizations and individuals’ support and methods of funding terrorist groups

also to the British Parliament, consulted government agencies such as the Department of Defense,

Treasury and Homeland Security.

Fluent in several languages, she organized numerous international conferences

and conducted special workshops and briefings. In addition,

she led ACD’s international expert team to observe election in Central Asia,

North Africa and Eastern European countries. She is also a Member of the Board of Directors

of the Committee on the Present Danger.

Dr. Ehrenfeld was a visiting scholar at the Columbia University Institute

of War and Peace Studies, a research scholar at the New York University School of Law,

and a fellow at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies,

and Jesus College at Cambridge University.

She has a Ph.D in Criminology from the Hebrew University School of Law.



Pamela Geller. 

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

She is the founder, editor and publisher of Atlas Shrugs.com

and President of the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI)

and Stop Islamization of America (SIOA).

She is the author of The Post-American Presidency:

The Obama Administration’s War on America, with Robert Spencer

(foreword by Ambassador John Bolton) (Simon & Schuster);

Freedom or Submission: On the Dangers of Islamic Extremism

and American Complacency; and Stop the Islamization of America:

A Practical Guide to the Resistance (WND Books).

She is also a regular columnist for World Net Daily,the American Thinker,

Breitbart.com and other publications.

Geller’s activism on behalf of human rights has won international notice.

She has led awareness campaigns in U.S., Europe,

and Israel on behalf of the victims and potential victims of honor killing,

for the human rights of apostates from Islam, for the freedom of speech,

and more. She has placed ads nationwide on buses, taxicabs,

billboards, and in subway stations, calling attention to the plight of victims of Sharia

and countering the deceptive and misleading ad campaigns of the Hamas-tied Council

on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and other Islamic supremacist groups.

In May 2013, she was awarded the Guardian of Freedom award

by the Nassau County Federation of Republican Women.

The Queens Village Republican Club, the oldest Republican club in America,

honored Pamela Geller as the “American Patriot of the Year” in February 2013.

That same month, the Creative Zionist Coalition gave her the Queen Esther

Award for Jewish Heroism. Pamela Geller also received the Annie Taylor Award

for Courage in 2010 from the David Horowitz Freedom Center.

In October 2011, the United States Marine Corps presented

her with the flag flown on September 11, 2011 over Camp Leatherneck,

“amid the battlefields of Afghanistan during decisive

operations against enemy forces in Helmand Province.”

Pamela Geller has been the subject of a profile on 60 Minutes,

and of cover stories in the Sunday New York Times Metro section

and the UK’s Independent. The Times also published an in-depth interview with her.

She has made appearances on NBC Nightly News, ABC, CNN, AP, Reuters,

the Sean Hannity Show, the Bill O’Reilly Show, Red Eye, Geraldo,

the Mike Huckabee show, and other shows on the Fox News channel.

She has been featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post,

the Los Angeles Times, the Village Voice, the Daily Mail and the Telegraph.

Geller’s articles and op-eds have been published in the Guardian, Fox News…



Paul Rogers.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

is Professor of Peace Studies at Bradford University.

He worked originally in the biological and environmental sciences,

including lecturing at Imperial College, London,

but has worked for the past 35 years on international security.

He is a consultant to Oxford Research Group, an independent UK think tank,

writes on international security issues for www.opendemocracy.net/

and is a frequent broadcaster.

The most recent of his 26 books is the third edition of Losing Control:

Global Security in the 21st Century (Pluto Press 2010).



Stuart Reigeluth.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is editor of Revolve Magazine and works at

the Council for European Palestinian Relations (CEPR) in Brussels.

He is also a columnist at Gulf News in the United Arab Emirates

and has contributed to many Arab and European newspapers and think-tanks.



Luc Reychler.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

(Ph.D Harvard 1976) is Emeritus Professor of International Relations

at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Leuven.

He was past Director of the Center for Peace Research

and Strategic Studies (CPRS) and Secretary General

of the International Peace Research Association (IPRA) from 2004 to 2008.

He has published widely on sustainable peace-building architecture,

planning and evaluation of violence prevention

and peace-building interventions and multilateral negotiations.

His books include Le défi de la paix au Burundi (Paris: L’Harmattan, 1999),

Democratic peace-building : the devil is in the transition

(Leuven: Leuven University Press, 1999),

Peace building: a field guide  (Boulder, CO: Lynne Riener, 2001),

De volgende genocide (“The next genocide”, Leuven: Leuven University Press, 1994),

Aid for peace: a guide for planning and evalution in conflict zones (Nomos, 2007),

Open book D.R. Congo: Positive prospects,

building sustainable peace together (Leuven: Leuven University Press, 2010).

Since becoming Emeritus Professor in October 2010,

he uses his newly found freedom to work on two books

(i.e. ‘Time for peace’ and ‘A theory of sustainable peace building architecture’)

and to speak out on sensitive issues on diplomaticthinking.com.


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Rick Francona.  

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

An acknowledged Middle East expert, dynamic speaker,

author of “Ally to Adversary – An Eyewitness Account of Iraq’s Fall from Grace,

” CNN Military Analyst, retired USAF intelligence officer

and Middle East specialist Lieutenant Colonel Rick Francona offers his thoughts

and opinions on various Middle East topics via customized seminars,

presentations and consultancies.

Specialties: Middle East military and politics



Mr. Malaiz Daud.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is a Research Associate at CIDOB with an M.A. in Post-War Recovery

from the University of York. A Chevening and OSI scholar

and a Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) fellow,

he has worked for both governmental agencies and NGOs.

He was one of the organizers of Afghanistan’s Constitutional Loya Jirga in 2004

and the Kabul Conference in 2010. Malaiz has also headed Afghan Development Association

(ADA) and Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR) in Afghanistan.

He is a founding member of the Afghan Youth Foundation for Unity (AYFUn)

and Young Leaders Forum (YLF). Malaiz has provided consultancy services

to the Post-War Reconstruction and Development Unit (PRDU) of the University of York,

Center for International Peace Operations (ZIF) Heinrich Boll Stiftung (HBS)

and Barcelona Center for International Affairs (CIDOB), amongst others.

He currently sits on the Board of Directors of Peace Training and Research Organization (PTRO)

and was previously an elected member of the Steering Committee of Agency

Coordinating Body for Afghan Relief (ACBAR)

and a member of Board of Directors of Human Rights Research

and Advocacy Consortium (HRRAC) and Afghan Civil Society Forum (ACSF).



Dr Najibullah Lafraie. 

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Politics, University of Otago.

He holds a BA in Political Science from Kabul University, Afghanistan,

and an MA and PhD in Political Science from University of Hawaii, USA.

He was a member of the anti Soviet resistance movement in Afghanistan in the 1980s

and served as Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan, 1992-96.

Dr. Lafraie migrated, with his family, to New Zealand in September 2000;

and has been teaching at Otago since July 2002.

His research interests include international relations, Islam and politics,

Islamic militancy and insurgency, and Afghanistan politics.



Rakesh Krishnan Simha.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

He is a New Zealand-based journalist and foreign affairs analyst

with the Rossiyskaya Gazeta group, Russia.

According to him the only inspiration he needs is outrage

– when he sees propaganda masquerading as journalism.

He, therefore, writes on stuff the media distorts, misses or ignores.

Rakesh started his career in 1995 with New Delhi-based Business World magazine,

and later worked in a string of positions at other leading media houses such as India Today,

Hindustan Times, Business Standard and the Financial Express, where he was the news editor.

His work has been published by the Centre for Land Warfare Studies,

New Delhi; Oriental Review, Moscow; Foundation Institute for Eastern Studies,

Warsaw; and OneWorld South Asia, a portal on sustainable development and human rights.

His articles have been used as reference at the School of Communication, Rutgers,

The State University of New Jersey; Wikipedia;

and as part of the curriculum at the Anthropology Department

of the National University of Ireland, Maynooth.

He is also a board member of Modern Diplomacy, a Europe-based foreign affairs portal.



Héctor Sánchez Margalef.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

BA in Political Science and MA in International Relations,

Security and Development by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

International Relations Professional working as a researcher at CIDOB.

Views are my own.


Neil Lazarus.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

He is an internationally acclaimed expert in the fields of Middle East politics, 

public diplomacy and effective communication training.

Described as “Mr Israel Advocacy” by the Times of Israel,

he is fast emerging as one of Israel’s leading key note speakers.

His presentations are motivating, informative and challenging.

Neil speaks to over 30,000 people a year and his presentations are causing an international sensation.

He is a  favored speaker for Jewish Federations, Community Leadership

as well  as student leadership groups. He is a welcomed guest at many Christian friends of Israel

organizations. Neil Lazarus has helped train a new generation of Israeli diplomats

and spokespeople. He is the author of “The 5 Rules of Effective Israel Advocacy”

His client list is extensive and have included; The Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs,

The Israeli Ministry of Tourism, Jewish Federations, JCRCs, Sky TV, Russian English TV

Keshet Television, The World Bank, Harvard University Extension Courses in Israel,

Yad Vashem, Hillel, Hadassah, Birthright and The Jewish Agency of Israel,

UNESCO, The Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzalia, and many more.

He acted as the public diplomacy policy advisor for Israel’s leading reality

television program, “The Ambassador.”



Mark Charles Hardie.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is a candidate for the United States Senate representing California in 2016.

Current Senator Barbara Boxer recently announced that she will not seek re-election.

Mr. Hardie served as Special Assistant and Staff Attorney to California Governor Pete Wilson.

He served as a commando in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).

After the September 11th attacks, Mark joined the United States Army

and earned the National Defense Service Medal.

Author of six books, Mark Charles Hardie is seeking election as a member of the Democratic Party.


Eirini Patsea.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

She is an affiliate of the UPF (Universal Peace Federation)

and Guest Editor in Modern Diplomacy,

is a lawyer and specialist in Cultural Diplomacy,

Faith-based Mediation and Reconstruction of Post-conflict societies,

with special focus in the South-eastern Europe and the Middle East.



Mehssen Macary.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is a Law and Politics Professor in a number of highly renowned Lebanese

and Middle Eastern universities: Holy Spirit University, Beirut Arab University,

Lebanese Canadian university and the Higher Collage of Leadership

and Commandment of the Lebanese Army.

As well as he is a private policy consultant in: Diplomacy, Strategic Negotiations

and Political Crisis Resolution. He began his career as a lawyer,

a profession he practiced for almost 8 years before getting into advanced Studies.

Mehssen holds a BA from the Holy Spirit University of Jounieh- Lebanon,

a Masters in International Relations from the University of Sagesse Beirut- Lebanon,

a Masters Degree in: Diplomacy, Strategic Negotiations

and Political Crisis Resolution of the University Paris 11, Jean Monnet Faculty

(Paris-Sceaux)- France and a doctorate (PhD) from Harvard Law School,

Boston- Massachusetts, The United States.

Since January 2014, he is also Ambassador of Cultures & Croyances in Lebanon.



Joseph A. Palermo. 

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

Professor of History. California State University, Sacramento.

Professor Palermo’s most recent book is The Eighties (Pearson 2013).

He has also written two other books:In His Own Right:

The Political Odyssey of Senator Robert F. Kennedy (Columbia, 2001);

and Robert F. Kennedy and the Death of American Idealism (Pearson, 2008).

Before earning a Master’s degree and Doctorate in History from Cornell University,

Professor Palermo completed Bachelor’s degrees in Sociology

and Anthropology from the University of California, Santa Cruz,

and a Master’s degree in History from San Jose State University.

His expertise includes Robert F. Kennedy; the 1960s; political history;

presidential politics and war powers; social movements of the 20th century;

the 1980s; and the history of American foreign policy.

Professor Palermo’s most recent academic article appears in 

A Companion to John F. Kennedy edited by Marc Selverstone

(Wiley Blackwell, 2014) titled Robert F. Kennedy.

He has also written articles for anthologies on the life of Father Daniel Berrigan,

S.J. in The Human Tradition in America Since 1945 (Scholarly Resources Press, 2003);

and on the Watergate scandal in Watergate and the Resignation of Richard Nixon (CQ Press, 2004).



Dr. James J. Zogby.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He  is the president of the Arab American Institute (AAI), which he founded in 1985.

He is also the Director of Zogby Research Services, a firm engaged in ground-breaking

public opinion research across the Arab World. In 2013,

he was appointed to the United States Commission on International

Religious Freedom by President Obama. He writes a weekly column that, since 1992,

has appeared in newspapers in 14 Arab and South Asian countries

and is also the author of a number of books on Arab public opinion.



Anupma Dixit. 

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

Indian-American Freelance writer and researcher,

Lives in the Midwestern United States,

Educated in India, West Indies, and USA,

Contributes Hindi language articles to an online magazine for South Asian diaspora: www.garbhanal.com,

Interest areas include History of Indian sub-continent, Hindi language learning,

Hindi media, and Contemporary issues in public health.



Pablo Eisenberg.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is a leading scholar and advocate for greater accountability

and commitment by philanthropy in the United Statesto the poor,

people of color and social justice issues. As Robert Jaquay,

associate director of The George Gund Foundation, has observed of Pablo,

“His influence is attributable in no small part to his great talent for writing and public speaking.

From his basic theme of social change from the bottom up,

Eisenberg has woven dozens of variations – functioning as a trenchant,

polemical commentator on America’s nonprofit sector,

philanthropy and the community development movement.

Both tongue and pen have been purposefully pointed in order to provoke critical examination

of and by those in the nonprofit world.” Stacy Palmer of the Chronicle of Philanthropy

has described Pablo as “one of the most influential and outspoken voices in philanthropy.”



Mohsen Goudarzi.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is a PhD Candidate in Communication and Media Studies.

He is Interested in Computer-Mediated Communication, Critical Studies,

Film Studies, Mediasociology, and Qualitative Methodology.

Mohsen has worked for different Institutions and media as news secretary, producer, and researcher.

See more: http://mgoudarzi.branded.me/


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Lila Rajiva.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

She is the author of “The Language of Empire” (Monthly Review Press, 2005),

which examines the media coverage of the Abu Ghraib torture scandal.

Rajiva has contributed chapters to “One of the Guys” (Seal Press, 2007)

and to “The Third World: Opposing Viewpoints” (Greenhaven Press, 2006).

She has written scores of articles for scholarly journals, as well as for online and print media,

including The Hindu, The Washington Post, Outlook, India West, Counterpunch,

Lew Rockwell, and Dissident Voice .

She is the co-author (with Bill Bonner) of “Mobs, Messiahs, and Markets” (Wiley, 2007),

a New York Times best-seller and the recipient of the GetAbstract International Award

for the best business book (2008).

Her work has been cited and reviewed by major media, including The New York Times,

Reuters, National Public Radio, The Hindu,

The National Post (Canada), The Independent, and The Observer.




Syed Qamar Afzal Rizvi.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is an independent researcher-cum-writer, based in Pakistan.

He did his BA from the Punjab University and an MA international relations from the university

of Karachi-Pakistan. He completed a research course work from

Area Study Centre for Europe, university of Karachi-Pakistan.

My research interests focus on the international relations,

particularly with reference to the EU’s affairs, the United Nations affairs,

the US foreign policy and prevention of conflict-studies.

He contributed to the publications to the Daily Dawn

(a leading English newspaper) and the Pakistan Observer

(an Islamabad-based English daily).


Alan Malcher. 

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

Social-Cultural Analysis

Government Service,

Freelance Researcher and Writer,

Freelancer Printed Press Birkbeck College,

University of London



Gordon M. Hahn Ph.D.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He runs Russian and Eurasian Politics athttp://gordonhahn.com,

is an Analyst and Advisory Board Member with the Geostrategic Forecasting Corporation,

Chicago, Ill.,www.geostrategicforecasting.com, an Analyst and Consultant,

www.russiaotherpointsofview.com, and an Adjunct Professor and Senior Researcher

at the Middlebury Institute for International Studies at Monetery, California, USA.

Dr. Hahn is author of the well-received books Russia’s Islamic Threat

(Yale University Press, 2007) and Russia’s Revolution From Above,

1985-2000 (Transaction Publishers, 2002), the just published book The Caucasus Emirate Mujahedin:

Global Jihadism in Russia’s North Caucasus and Beyond



Elena Marchetti.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

is an Italian Intelligence and Security Analyst with an extensive experience

both at Italian and US government (US Army and Navy)

and corporate level (in the oil and technology/embedded systems industries).

She holds a BA in International Law from the University of Trento (Italy)

and an MA in International Strategic-Military Studies

from the Center for High Defense Studies in Rome (Italy).

She received extensive training in intel analysis.

Her areas of expertise include: HUMINT, counterterrorism, Human Terrain System.

She has lived and worked mainly in Italy, the US, Lebanon, Iraq, and Taiwan.

She speaks fluent English, French and Spanish, and is able to communicate in Arabic,

Pashto and Chinese.


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Mohamed Dekkak

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

Founder and Chairman of ADGECO Group,

playing multiple roles such as the face and voice of the company,

the key point of contact of the clients and leads the groups’ progress at all aspect.

Adgeco Group, represents foreign companies in the UAE who wants to engage in Gas and Oil-field,

Engineering, Security Systems, Desalination, Landscaping, Real Estate,

Consulting, Construction, Marine Services, Energy and Power, EPC,

Environmental Development, Cleaning & Waste Management,

Crane & Heavy Lift Solutions, Pressure Vessels Services,

Scaffolding Services, Multimedia Event and many more.



Mir Mohammad Ali Talpur.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

He is the son of the former Defense Minister of Pakistan 1978-1985

Got his education in Karachi from Montessori to MA (prev) in journalism

from Karachi University but didn’t complete his Masters

as he joined the Baloch National Struggle in 1971 and was with the Baloch during

1973-1977 Insurgency and was with them till 1991.

Of these he spent some three years in Marri Hills and some three years in Sindh

living underground as he along with his younger brother Mir Haider Ali and others activists

including Rashed Rahman (present editor of Daily Times) Asad Rahman,

and Ahmad Rashid the author of ‘Taliban’ was on the wanted list in Hyderabad Conspiracy Tribunal.

 He spent 13 years (1978-1991) as Baloch refugee in Afghanistan

where he among other responsibilities educated people and took care of medical needs of refugees.

Of these three years were spent in Zabul province and ten in Helmand

province near Lashkargah where some seven to eight thousand Baloch refugees lived.

 After return he after a gap of few years started writing and has written for ‘Newsline’,

‘The Reporter’ (a monthly from Hyderabad) has written some columns for Dawn,

The News and wrote for ‘Daily Times’ for three years 2010-2013.

Most of these article can be accessed on Play Google @ Ustad Talpur.

The articles written for Daily Times are being translated into Arabic for Baloch

in Gulf and are to be published as a book to be launched at Muscat Book Fair next year.

 He participated in the Long March led by Mama Abdul Qadeer Baloch

the Vice-Chairman of Voice of Baloch Missing Persons and marched with Mama

and brave Baloch ladies for 26 days. The March itself was completed in 106 days



Sama’a Al-Hamdani.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

She is an independent writer, researcher & analyst Focusing on Yemeni politics

and woman affairs. In the past year she has provided Yemen analysis

to the United States Institute of Peace (USIP).

Her work has been  published in Almonitor, the LawFare blog (Brookings),

The National (UAE), MENAsource (The Atlantic Council Blog),

Al-Araby Al-Jadeed, Fikra Forum (The Middle East Institute Journal),

Quartz Magazine, Yemen Observer, Yemen Times  and several other prominent publications

and academic Journals. She also writes the blog Yemeniaty.com since 2010.

She is a regular expert commentator on Yemeni political affairs

for major international media outlets including CNN International,

CNN America, BBC world Service, Aljazeera English, Al-Jazeera America,

the Huffington Post, RRTV American, RTTV international, France 24,

Chinese CCTV, Canadian CTV, and Alhurra channel.

She was a guest on several NPR Radio, BBC world service, the Voice of Russia Radio,

Sputnik radio, Follow the money, and several political podcasts.

She spoke as a Yemen expert at several institutions such as Chatham House

and Brookings Institute. She was also a TEDxSanaa speaker in November, 2013.

Al-Hamdani holds a bachelor’s degree with a double major in Religion and Peace studies,

and a minor in Women’s Studies from the George Washington University.

She also holds a certificate in Video Journalism from Al-Arabiya news channel

and is a member of the National Press Club (NPC) in Washington DC.



Nick Short.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is a graduate of Northern Arizona University with a Bachelors in Criminal Justice.

His website, PoliticallyShort.com offers a millennials perspective

on issues currently threatening our Republic.

Articles on PoliticallyShort.com range from the destruction of individual liberties

in the United States to foreign and domestic issues and everything in between.



Peter Eyre.

Contributor for The Daily journalist

Joined the military at the tender age of 15 and whilst in his teens traveled the world.

Conflicts in the Middle East (Aden – Lebanon – Suez – Trucial Oman),

Far East (Borneo-Indonesia-Malaysia) and the “Cold War” were in full swing keeping Peter on his toes.

He served on many ships & also on the staff of Flag Officer Sea Training (FOST),

Senior Officer Submarines (SOSM) and The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation Headquarters (NATO).

Peter participated in landings in the Middle East and Borneo,

covered the icy waters of the Artic (searching fishing trawlers)

and the hot waters of the Gulf and Far East (searching vessels for illegal gun running).

His life as a Supervisor, Manager , General Manager covered many sectors:

Construction-Aviation-Marine-Oil & Gas-Mining-Search & Rescue-Ambulance-

Fire-Police –Communication-Airport/Oil/Gas/Mining Security-Customer Relations

and a  VIP Jet Reception Centre. He then started his own consultancy

business and has spent considerable time in the Middle East including Iraq & Sudan.

Peter’s life took a dramatic turn at the start of the 21st Century when he started

to see things from a totally different perspective.

He became humbled by the life of the Irula Tribe (Adivasi’s) in Southern India

where he spent much time. He has carried out years of research covering high technology

– poverty. In 2007 Peter assisted in the making of a documentary film

“Impoverished Villages of Scheduled Tribes in India”

He now reflects on the excessive greed in this world, the wars, the pain,

the suffering & the poverty that “American Imperialism” and “American Foreign Policy has created.

Peter believes all of this is directly linked to a rise in self induced terrorism,

conflicts, genocides and the displacement of millions of people around the world and stated

“We now have a critical deterioration in poverty at a level never seen before that is also

being accelerted by western derived globalisation.”



Peyman Jonoubi.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

Commentator, journalist at Iran oil ministry website

Previous: Sarmayeh Daily, Mardomsalari Newspaper

He graduated at University of Tehran.



Ramananda Sengupta.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is a journalist, editor and columnist who spent 26 years working for a daily newspaper,

a weekly magazine and several Indian large news and entertainment portals before moving

to the corporate world. An editorial consultant for Indian Defence Review,

he continues to write for several think tanks and publications across the world,

mostly on foreign and strategic affairs.  



Glauco D’Agostino.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

Architect, Scholar of political Islam

Architect and Doctor in Regional Planning, working in the following fields:

Regional development, in particular Transportation;

Territorial, environmental and urban planning;

Infrastructural, urban and architectural design.

Roles he had in the public sector (Ministry of Economy and Finance,

Consortia for Industrialization, Development and Investment,

Agency for Development, various public administrations):

Program Manager for the Transport Sector in Programs co-financed by the European Union;

Municipal Manager for the Transport Sector;

Technical and administrative inspector of numerous industrial plants;

Scientific advisor in the public sector;

Expert member of examiners in several national competitions for technical

and administrative management staff.

As an independent scholar of Islamic world (especially politico-religious movements

and sacred architecture), he had cultural experiences on these subjects in Western Africa,

Maghreb, Libya, Middle East, Iran, Central Asia, India, China and Indonesia.

These experiences have enabled the release of the books “Sulle Vie dell’Islam”

(Historical and Architectural Itineraries across the Islamic Countries)

(2010) and “La lunga marcia dell’Islam politico” (The Long March of Political Islam) (2013).

He is director and manager of Islamic World Analyzes (www.islamicworld.it),

which is about political analyzes on the Islamic world,

and a member of the Editorial Board of the Hamburg-based International Journal of Multicultural

and Multireligious Understanding (IJMMU) (ijmmu.com/index.php/ijmmu).

In the great number of countries he visited, he had the opportunity to take an interest especially

in the large urban aggregations territorial structure,

also from the administrative point of view (more than 50 metropolitan areas, including Ciudad de México,

New York, Mumbai, Dehlī, Los Angeles, Shànghǎi, Moscow, Tehrān, Běijīng,

Lima-Callao, Washington, Bogotá, Xī’ān, San Francisco, Boston, Hồ Chí Minh / Sài Gòn,

Saint Petersburg, Miami), as well as in the status of ethnic minorities

(in Amazonas, Chiapas, Guatemala, Ecuador, Mali, Syria,

Armenia, China, Bukhara and Samarcand; Iran).

He had his academic and research training in Italy, U.S.A

(North-Eastern University, Department of Economics, Boston, Massachusetts),

England (University of Liverpool), Moscow (Moskovskij Arkhitekturnij Institut),

and Poland (Politechnika Warszawska).



Ahmad Jamal.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

El-Ahmad Merabi is a Consultant and Advisor on US-MENA Geopolitics

and International Affairs. He holds a Master in Strategic Intelligence

with a focus on the Geopolitics of the Middle East, and pursued an EMBA at Georgia Tech.

He divides his time between the U.S. and Middle East, working on bridging critical knowledge gaps,

advising decision makers and senior leadership on matters at the intersection of religion,

public and foreign policy, international affairs and the general human condition.

A critical thinker and global citizen, he has lived and worked on five continents

and is fluent in English, Arabic, French, Portuguese and Spanish.



Vik Battaile.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

After completing his studies at a private college in Sydney Australia,

He  joined his large family business but he had never felt particularly settled there.

He answered the higher call of his conscience when he decided to dedicate his life to scientific research.

He is an avid traveler and voracious reader who likes to study literature and history,

and eventually wants to compose a major literary work.



John D. Vernon Sr.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

He has proudly served the United States of America for over 37 years

as a Military Officer, retiring at the rank of Colonel,

later serving as a Department of Defense civilian, and finally as a Township Supervisor.

In 2012, John ran as a Conservative candidate for the U.S. Senate

in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

He holds a Masters Degree in History from Louisiana State University

and has recently published his first book, “Angels Watching Over Me,

One man’s determination to serve the Republic.”  John now resides in the Commonwealth of Virginia

and is the CEO, American Warrior Press.


Ian Bach.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

Counter Insurgency expert

Counter Terrorism expert

Intelligence Middle East Analyst



Ekaterina Mishina.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

She graduated from the Law School of the Moscow State University;

she holds a doctorate in law. In 1995-1997 she was  a,

Legal Advisor to Vladimir A. Toumanov, the Chief Justice of the Russian

Constitutional Court, then headed the Legal Department of a Russian cable

company «MOSTELECOM». In 2002-2005

she took part in the projects «Law-making»

and «Club of Regional Journalism» of the Open Russia Foundation,

in 2007-2010 worked on two  big-scale  projects of the INDEM Foundation.

In the capacity of either General Manager

or Legal Expert she participated in several projects of the World Bank,

Ford Foundation, European Union,  and USAID.

She was a visiting scholar in NYU (1990-1991),

had internships in the US Congress

and DC office of «Gardner, Curton & Douglas»

(1993), in 2006 took part in the US Department of State Program

«U.S.-Russia Experts Forum». In 2005- 2014

she was an Associate Professor for the National Research University

— Higher School of Economics,

where she taught comparative constitutional law

and the course on Specifics of Legal and Judicial Reforms in the post-Soviet

Countries. In 2012 – 2013, she taught at the University of Michigan Law School

as a Visiting Professor.  In 2014 -2015, she teaches at the U of M Department of Political Science in the same capacity.



Kaiwan Bahroz.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

A Political analyst with professional interest in the policies

and politics of world affairs dealing with political systems

in particular comparative politics.

BSc in political sciences from the university of Nordland- Norway.

MSc in Political sciences from the university of Nordland- Norway.

Established a professional interest in the development

and operation of political systems in the Middle East.

Research into a wide range of subjects,

such as relations between the United States

and foreign countries, the beliefs and institutions of foreign nations.

Research and analysis topics, such as public opinion,

political decision making, and ideology of political

and public administration issues.

Specialty and Focus on: Policy analysis,

political economy and the structure

and operation of governments especially in the Middle East,

as well as various political entities.

Research work on the latest trends with regard to Middle East conflict.

Also public relations and diplomacy.

Published and provided articles for media on different political,

social and economic issues and security policy.



Joel Wing. 

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

Iraq analyst at Musings On Iraq since 2008. BA & MA in International Relations

from San Francisco State Univ. Have appeared in both American,

Iraqi and international newspapers and think tank reports on Iraq.



Steven Emerson.

Contributor for The Daily  Journalist 

He  is considered one of the leading authorities on Islamic extremist networks,

financing and operations. He serves as the Executive Director of The Investigative Project on Terrorism,

one of the world’s largest storehouses of archival data and intelligence

on Islamic and Middle Eastern terrorist groups.

Emerson and his staff frequently provide briefings to U.S. government and law enforcement agencies,

members of Congress and congressional committees, and print and electronic media,

both national and international. Since 9-11,

Emerson has testified before and briefed Congress dozens of times on terrorist financing

and operational networks of Al Qaeda, Hamas, Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad,

and the rest of the worldwide Islamic militant spectrum.

Emerson is the author or co-author of six books on terrorism and national security, including:

  • Jihad Incorporated: A Guide to Militant Islam in the U.S. (Prometheus, 2006)\
  • American Jihad: The Terrorists Living Among Us (The Free Press, 2002)
  • Terrorist: The Inside Story of the Highest-Ranking Iraqi Terrorist Ever to Defect to the West (Villard Books /Random House, 1991)
  • The Fall of Pan Am 103: Inside the Lockerbie Investigation (Putnam’s Sons, 1990)
  • Secret Warriors: Inside the Covert Military Operations of the Reagan Era (Putnam’s Sons, 1988)
  • The American House of Saud: The Secret Petrodollar Connection (Franklin Watts, 1985)

He and his organization have been quoted or profiled in hundreds of newspaper and television stories since 9-11.

Emerson launched The Investigative Project on Terrorism in late 1995,

following the broadcast of his documentary film, “Jihad in America,” on public television.

The film exposed clandestine operations of militant Islamic terrorist groups on American soil.

For the film, Emerson received numerous awards including the George Polk Award

for best television documentary, one of the most prestigious awards in journalism.

He also received the top prize from the Investigative Reporters and Editors Organization (IRE)

for best investigative report in both print and television for the documentary.

The award from IRE was the fourth he had received from that group.

The documentary, which was featured on 60 Minutes,

has become standard viewing for federal law enforcement and intelligence organizations.

Emerson is recognized as one of the first terrorism experts to have testified

and warned about the threat of Islamic militant networks operating in the United States

and their connections worldwide. In a pioneering congressional testimony delivered in 1998,

he specifically warned about the threat of Osama Bin Laden’s network.

Nearly every one of the terrorist suspects and groups first identified in his 1994 film have been indicted,

convicted, or deported since 9-11.



Julia Lugovska.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

Freelance reporter and journalist based in Kyiv, Ukraine. Blogger,

Interested in politics, Middle eastern Affairs, European politics, world, Islamism.



Mark Chapman. 

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

A ripening cynic opposed to irresponsible corporatism and journalistic toadying.

Focused mostly on Eastern Europe and the relationship between Russia and North America.

Frequent columnist at Russia Insider.



Alex VanNess.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

He is the Manager of Public Information for the Center.

Prior to coming to the Center, Mr. VanNess worked as an Intern for Congressman Doug Lamborn

and then later as a member of staff for Congressman Tom McClintock of California.

His articles have appeared in The American Thinker, Breitbart News,

The Washington Examiner, The Daily Caller, RealClearReligion, Arutz Sheva,

The Jewish Press, The Washington TimesU.S. News & World Report,

and The Jerusalem Post where he writes extensively on issues relating to U.S. defense spending,

the U.S./Israel strategic relationship, and the existential threats posed by Islamic fundamentalism

Alex holds a degree in Political Science and Peace & Conflict Studies from Wayne State University,

and has studied Jewish Law and Philosophy at Shor Yoshuv Rabbinical College in New York.



Gregory D. Lee.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is a retired Supervisory Special Agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA),

U.S. Department of Justice, and was last assigned to the Los Angeles Division

as the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces Program Coordinator.

He is a graduate and was a counselor for the 160th session of the FBI National Academy.

After initially being stationed at the U.S. embassy in Islamabad,

Mr. Lee became the Resident Agent in Charge of DEA’s Karachi Office,

and worked in Pakistan between 1994 and 1998, experiencing terrorism first-hand.

He appeared on the Discovery Channel’s documentary show, The FBI Files,

concerning his contributions in the arrest of Mir Aimal Kanzi,

the terrorist who murdered two CIA employees outside their headquarters in 1993.

While in Karachi, he was involved in the initial investigation of the terrorist murder of four U.S. citizens

and their Pakistani driver. Further, in 1995 while in Islamabad,

Mr. Lee directly participated in the capture of Ramzi Yousef,

the mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, collected critical evidence,

and later testified at his trial. His unique experiences in Pakistan are mentioned

in two best-selling non-fiction books: Unholy Wars, by John K. Cooley,

and 1000 Years For Revenge: International Terrorism and the FBI, by Peter Lance.

Prior to his assignment in Pakistan, Mr. Lee was an instructor at DEA’s Office of Training

at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia where he trained many domestic

and foreign law enforcement counterparts around the world.

Throughout his DEA career he wrote numerous articles for professional law enforcement publications

and is the author of three Criminal Justice textbooks. Global Drug Enforcement:

Practical Investigative Techniques, is published by CRC Press (2004).

Prentice Hall is the publisher of Conspiracy Investigations: Terrorism,

Drugs and Gangs (2005), and Practical Criminal Evidence (2006).

At the invitation of the U.S. Military Academy’s Center for Combating Terrorism,

he authored “The Global Drug Trade and its Nexus to Terrorism,

” which is Chapter 11 of Volume II, Part II, of Countering Terrorism

and Insurgency in the 21st Century: International Perspectives,

Praeger Security Intl/Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc. (2007).

Greg is a Contributing Editor for www.FamilySecurityMatters.org where he writes columns

covering criminal justice, foreign affairs, national security and politics.

He has appeared on CNN Newsroom, Larry King Live,

and Fox News Channel’s On The Record with Greta Van Susteren.

He is a frequent guest on radio talk shows and has been quoted by numerous domestic

and international newspapers and magazines.

He has also been a guest speaker on terrorism issues for the Defense Intelligence Agency’s

Joint Military Intelligence Training Center in Washington, DC, the US Military Academy,

West Point, NY, and the Department of Defense National Security Studies Program.

“Chief Lee” is a retired Army Reserve Chief Warrant Officer Five and

an Afghanistan war veteran with almost 40-years of active and reserve service as a CID

(Criminal Investigator) Special Agent.

Mr. Lee earned a Master of Public Administration degree in Justice Administration

from Golden Gate University, San Francisco, California.



Judith Deutsch

Contributor for The Daily Journalist  

She is a columnist for Canadian Dimension Magazine

Psychoanalyst (member Canadian and International Psychoanalytic Associations)

Taught Climate Justice at the University of Toronto

Member of Independent Jewish Voices Canada (see Campaign:

Challenging Canada/Israel Pacification Industry)

Mother and Grandmother

Former president of Science for Peace

(many articles online at http://scienceforpeace.ca/)


Halyna Mokrushyna.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

She is currently enrolled in the Ph.D. program in sociology at the University of Ottawa

and is a part-time professor. Her doctoral project deals with the memory of Stalinist purges in Ukraine.

She holds a doctorate in linguistics and MA degree in communication.

She publishes in Counterpunch, Truthout, and  New Cold War on Ukrainian politics,

history, and culture. She is also a contributing editor to the New Cold War:

Ukraine and beyond and a founder of the Civic group for democracy in Ukraine.

She was born in Ukraine. Immigrated to Canada at an adult age.

Taught French and Russian as foreign languages.

Worked as a radio journalist for the Ukrainian language service of Radio Canada International.

Translated from English and French into Ukrainian works

of the historian of religions Mircea Eliade and from Russian into French the works

of the Ukrainian philosopher Pamphil Yurkevych.

Lives in the province of Quebec, Canada.



Michael Hintze.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is the Wisconsin State Coordinator  for Tea Party Patriots,

a 501(c)4 organization. Its core values are fiscal responsibility,

constitutionally limited government, and free markets.

He  been involved in grassroots politics since 2009.

His core belief ” It is not how I earn a living, but it is how I pay it forward

to those who have been less fortunate than me. I hope that by doing so I am able,

in some small measure, to repay the debt I owe for the sacrifices others have made in the cause of freedom.

Many have gone in harm’s way, suffered physical and mental wounds,

and some have paid the ultimate price, in defense of freedom for people in the United States

and around the world; and especially in defense of those unable to defend themselves

against tyranny in all its forms. When so many have given so much,

I cannot stand silently and idly by while the vision and values for which they fought,

and sometimes died, are under unremitting attack. For that reason,

I am a member of the Tea Party Movement,

and am proud to be associated with so many true and committed patriots.”



Micah D. Halpern.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

He has a track record. He is a frequent analyst on network television

and radio in the areas of terror, the Middle East and Muslim Fundamentalism.

He is the author of the recently released, best selling, book THUGS.

His voice is recognized by listeners to talk radio across America and to his weekly feature,

A Safer World, on USA Radio Network. His face is familiar to viewers on CBS, FOX,

MSNBC and to those who watch documentaries on PBS, The Learning Channel,

The History Channel, Discovery and the Food Network. Following 9-11 he was

the CBS-2 commentator on terror. On 9-11, 2003 he was the guest expert on ABC’s The View.

He is the author of What You Need To Know About: Terror (Toby Press, 2003)

an accessible book that clearly and succinctly answers the questions we are afraid to ask.

Halpern, a syndicated columnist, is also a well-known social and political commentator,

educator, and historian. He lectures frequently, both in the United States and Israel,

on issues relating to terror, foreign affairs, Israel and the Middle East, as well as wine history,

and popular culture. In 1997, Micah Halpern was appointed Israel columnist

for America Online and continues, until today, to write a weekly, now syndicated,

column on foreign affairs, the Middle East and terror.

Micah’s weekly column is read by hundreds of thousands if not millions on the internet

and in papers and websites around the world from the American Enterprise Institute to Israelinsider.com.

His weekly radio spot is featured on 28 radio stations nationally on the USA Radio Network.

An expert on terrorism, Halpern has been invited for consultations in the White House

with terror analysts and has addressed conferences sponsored by the Justice Department.

His expertise as a historian was called on by PBS for their 4 part series on Herod

and by The History Channel for the documentary film entitled Masada in which he also appears.

He has also contributed religious commentary for CNN and ABC television.

His essays, published in book form, heralded the millennium and are entitled On-Line

with Israel at the Millennium: Insights into Life and Religion (Urim, 2000).

Halpern also conducted a weekly radio program entitled This Week in History for Jerusalem Radio.

Micah was a lecturer at Yale University and a long-standing educator with Young Judaea.

He has also taught at Brandeis University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Halpern continues to lecture to student groups in the fields of political terror

and world terrorism, Middle East dynamics, Jewish history, Holocaust,

Zionism and philosophy and Israeli society and politics.

For fun, Micah Halpern writes a column on Kosher wines.

He is the only exclusively kosher wine reviewer in the Western world.

A native of Annapolis, he currently divides his time between Jerusalem and New York City.



Tim Shirata

Executive Vice President 

He  joined Guild in 2007.  Mr. Shirata is the Executive Vice President

and manages the daily operations of Guild Investment Management.

Mr. Shirata holds a BA in Business Administration with a dual degree in Finance and Marketing.

Mr. Shirata specializes in equity, economic, and technology research.


Diego Solis

Diego Solis.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

From speaking 6 languages to flying airplanes, and from flying airplanes

to teaching and analyzing geopolitical-oriented methodologies,

Diego is a Guatemala-based polymath, a Global South advocate

and a happy contributor to The Daily Journalist in a wide range of subjects

gravitating under the realm ( risk, conflict and resilience) of geopolitics.

BA Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, specialized in the geography

of air transportation Msc’ Geopolitics & Security from the Dept. of Geography,

Royal Holloway, University of London Leading instructor of the workshop

specialists Geopolitical Explorers Strategic Management Advisor for his family’s investment group.



Alicia Powe.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

She is a staff writer for Daily Surge.

She worked in the War Room of the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee

and served as a White House Intern during the George W. Bush administration.

Alicia has written for numerous outlets, including Human Events, Media

Research Center and Townhall.com.

Powe is a New York native and currently resides in Washington, DC.



Igor Dirgantara.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

Lecturer ASEAN Studies at the Faculty of Social and Politics,

University of Jayabaya, Jakarta.

Senior Researcher at Survey and Polling Indonesia (SPIN)

Analyst at Indonesia Communication (IndComm)



Geeta Madhavan.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

Specialisation in International Law and a consultant to academic departments

that feature International Relations programmes.

Visiting Faculty of Departments of Legal Studies

of Defense and Strategic Studies,Madras University and Tamil Nadu Law University.

A PhD with doctoral thesis on Terrorism in international law.

Awardee of the Doctoral Fellowship of the Hague Academy of International Law

and RCSS Alumnus (Colombo), Salzburg Alumnus (Austria)

and of the Wilton Park Conference, UK and IVP Alumnus of the USA , NESA Alumunus,

APCSS Alumunus and Alumunus of Havard Kennedy School .

Working in areas related to international security and terrorism.

Founder Member of Chennai based think tank – Centre for Security Analysis.



Johannes Nugroho.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

He is a political analyst as well as an author of fiction.

Born and raised as an Indonesian national,

Johannes spent some of his formative years living in Melbourne,

Australia. He is currently a columnist at the English-language daily the Jakarta Globe.

He has just finished translating a major work on the history of the

Battle of Surabaya 1945 from English into Indonesian.



Anthony Mele.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

He is the Founder/President of AMI Global Security.

He is an International Security Consultant.

He holds an MA, Diplomacy – International Conflict Management,

Norwich University, Vermont, a BS, International Relations and Counter-terrorism, SUNY.

He  is a US Army Veteran, whose prestigious assignments in elite organizations include

the 3rd U.S. Infantry [The Old Guard], Fort Myer, Va.,  Defense Intelligence Agency,

Intelligence and Security Command,  United States Military Training Mission to Saudi Arabia

– Tabuk Detachment, Pentagon Tele-Communications Command,

Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff – Army Intelligence, Pentagon

and graduated the Defense Intelligence College, Washington, DC.

Mr. Mele has extensive international security consulting experience

and expertise in the arena of asset protection management.

He has provided professional services contracted to the Department of Defense,

The United Nations Office for Narcotics Trafficking and Border Security in Uzbekistan,

The United Nations Assistance Mission to Afghanistan,  Members of the Diplomatic Community,

Office of the Mayor, Emergency Preparedness, Washington, DC, International Corporations,

Senior Military Officers, government officials, celebrities,

and members of the Saudi Royal Family, among others.

He has been lauded for his efforts by the President of the Republic of Angola, Director,

US Office of Drug Policy, Governor and Senate of Puerto Rico, Governor and Mayor of New York,

the President and Tribal Council of the Rosebud Sioux Tribes, among others.

Mr. Mele has been an invited guest speaker to a variety of organizations

and events to include the National Security Agency, New York Police Academy

and 26 New Jersey Law Enforcement Agencies.

His military decorations include the Army Commendation Medal, 1st OLC for heroism,

Meritorious Service Medal, Good Conduct Medals  and a variety of individual achievement awards

and recognition pins from: the FBI, US Marshall’s Service,  US Secret Service,

US Congress and Insignia Medallion from the Director, National Security Agency.

He holds the rank of “Chevalier” Knights Templars in the Sovereign Military Order

of the Temple of Jerusalem. An internationally recognized Chivalric

Order that holds a seat in the council of NGO’s at the United Nations.



Murray Hunter.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

He has been involved in Asia-Pacific business for the last 30 years as an entrepreneur, consultant,

academic, and researcher. Murray is now an associate professor at the University Malaysia Perlis,

spending a lot of time consulting to Asian governments on community development

and village biotechnology, both at the strategic level and “on the ground”.

He is also a visiting professor at a number of universities and regular speaker at conferences

and workshops in the region.



Viktor Voksanaev.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

Education -a lawyerin civil law.Analytical work doing since 1998.

He specializes in the analysis and evaluation of international

and regional conflicts of varying intensity levels,

to conduct research on security and defense.

Personal blog of conflict analysis – Online Homeland security.



Shubho Roy.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is a legal consultant with a special interest in financial regulation, public policy,

institutional design and economic regulation in general.

He has experience in law, finance and public policy of over 4 years two multiple roles.

As a law clerk to a judge in the Supreme Court, Shubho worked in drafting, case briefing,

legal research of a wide variety of cases that came before the Court, which included complex taxation issues,

copyright and intellectual property and criminal law.

As a legal consultant with the National Institute of Public Finance in since May 2010,

he has provided research support to two major government reports on financial inclusion:

The Working Group on Foreign Investment under the chairmanship of Mr. U.K.

Sinha and the Financial Sector Legislative Reforms Commission under Justice (Retd.) B.N. Srikrishna.

Shubho has provided legal research and support to the Department of Economic Affairs,

Ministry of Finance on issues of financial regulation, soverign investments, financial inclusion,

financial literacy, foreign investment, taxation of financial transaction and securities laws.

Advised the Department of Pharmaceuticals on setting up of schemes to promote venture capital funding.

Provided research support the Unique Identification Authority of India on legal issues

with financial inclusion, identification regulation and international money laundering laws.

Shubho has a keen interest in financial regulation, regulatory governance issues

and the interface between finance, business, economics and law.



Steve Hochstadt.

Contributor for The Daily journalist 

He has been professor of history at Illinois College since 2006,

after teaching at Bates College for 27 years. His first book, Mobility and Modernity:

Migration in Germany 1820-1989 (1999), won the Allan Sharlin Prize of the SSHA.

Sources of the Holocaust (2004) is a documents collection widely used in Holocaust courses.

Interviews with former Jewish refugees who went to Shanghai are the basis for two books:

Shanghai-Geschichten: Die jüdische Flucht nach China (2007),

and Exodus to Shanghai: Stories of Escape from the Third Reich (2012).

He has spoken widely about the growing interest in China in Jewish history

and especially the history of Jews in China, and consults with the Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum

on the texts for their exhibits. He is the treasurer of the Sino-Judaic Institute,

a pioneer in the scholarship of and support for Chinese-Jewish relations for the past 30 years.

Hochstadt also writes a weekly column for the Jacksonville (IL) Journal-Courier.



Ira Chernus. 

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is a journalist, author, and Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

 He received his Ph.D. in Religion from Temple University,

specializing in the history of rabbinic Judaism.

His academic writing now focuses on the foreign policy of US presidents.

He has published books on Dwight Eisenhower and George W. Bush

and is currently writing a book on Franklin D. Roosevelt.

As a journalist, he has written extensively on peace, war, foreign policy,

and nationalism in the United States, as well as the Israel-Palestine

conflict and U.S. Middle East policy. He has written often for theHuffington Post,

CommonDreams, TomDispatch,  AlterNetTruthoutForeign Policy In Focus,

and Religion Dispatches. In 2012 he started a new blog, MythicAmerica.us,

 and published online MythicAmerica: Essays.

 His recent writings on Israel, Palestine, and the U.S. are also collected on a separate blog.

Many of his earlier writings can be found on his University of Colorado website.

He has lectured in Lebanon, Finland, Australia, and Canada,

as well as extensively throughout the United States.



Rebecca Gould.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

She is the author ofWriters and Rebels: The Literatures of Insurgency in the Caucasus

(Yale University Press, 2016),After Tomorrow the Days Disappear:

Ghazals and Other Poems of Hasan Sijzi of Delhi(Northwestern University Press, 2016),

andThe Prose of the Mountains: Tales of the Caucasus (Central European University Press, 2015).

Her articles have recently appeared in the World Policy Journal, TheGlobe & MailOpen Democracy,

 and Counterpunch. She has lived and conducted fieldwork in Iran (2012, 2014);

Tajikistan (2007); Palestine (2011-12); Syria (2010); Egypt (2010, 2012);

Azerbaijan (2006); Hyderabad, India (2008); Daghestan (2004, 2006);

Georgia (2004-6, 2013); Chechnya and Ingushetia (2006). Follow her at @rrgould.


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Rick Shenkman.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is the founder of George Mason University’s popular History News Network,

a website that features leading historians’ perspectives on current events.

An associate professor of history at George Mason University,

he can regularly be seen on Fox News, CNN, and MSNBC.

He is a New York Times best-selling author of six history books, including Legends,

Lies & Cherished Myths of American History and Presidential Ambition:

How the Presidents Gained Power, Kept Power and Got Things Done (HarperCollins, 1999).

His latest book is Just How Stupid Are We? Facing the Truth About the American Voter (Basic Books, June 2008).

Educated at Vassar and Harvard, Mr. Shenkman is an Emmy award-winning investigative reporter

and the former managing editor of KIRO-TV, the CBS affiliate in Seattle.

In 1997 he was the host, writer and producer of a prime time series for

The Learning Channel inspired by his books on myths.

In 2008 he was elected a Fellow of the Society of American Historians.

He gives lectures at colleges around the country on several topics, including American myths

and presidential politics. He is a member of the board of directors of  The Dreyfuss Initiative,

the civics project of the actor Richard Dreyfuss.



Hakim Khatib.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

He is a political scientist and analyst works as a lecturer for politics

and culture of the Middle East, intercultural communication and journalism

at Fulda and Darmstadt Universities of Applied Sciences

and Phillips University Marburg. Hakim is a PhD candidate

in political science on political instrumentalisation of Islam

in the Middle East and its implications on political development

at the University of Duisburg-Essen and the editor-in-chief of

the Mashreq Politics and Culture Journal (MPC Journal).



Muhanad Seloom.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is an academic researcher interested in terrorism studies

and ethnic conflicts. Previously awarded a Master Degree

in Criminology from Bangor University PhD

in Ethno-Politics from Exeter University.



Michael Pettigrew.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

He is a Defense and Foreign Policy consultant

and co-founder/CEO of Steel Cross Construction.

Formed in 2014, Steel Cross Construction is a Service-Disabled

Veteran Owned Small Business focused on residential

and commercial construction projects across the United States and overseas.

Prior to his retirement in 2013, Michael served for 28 years

in the US Army as an Infantry and South Asian Foreign Area Officer.

Michael has extensive experience in defense policy/strategy, inter-agency

cooperation, humanitarian assistance/disaster relief and capacity/nation

building. As the Chief of Training and Fielding for the Afghan Army, Michael

led the planning, implementation and evaluation for the building of the Afghan

Army and associated military training institutions.

During Operation Iraqi Freedom, Michael served as the Military Intelligence

Training Officer for the Ministry of Defense and Ministry of Interior.

He developed and led the plan to create the Iraqi Military Intelligence

School and Training Institute. Oversaw the selection and training of Iraqi

cadre and instructors, curriculum development, facility construction and Iraqi

Army military intelligence training. In 2000, as the US Army Pacific

(USARPAC) South Asian Desk Officer, Michael developed and implemented

the first ever multinational peacekeeping exercise in Nepal involving the

United Nations and over 20 countries. This exercise combined with Enhanced

International Peacekeeping Capabilities (EIPC) funding were critical

components in creating the Nepal Army Birendra Peace Operations Training

Center. The successful establishment of this peacekeeping institute led to the

formation of similar institutes in Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Mongolia

and other regional countries. Michael has also served as the US Pacific

Command South Asian Branch Chief, the Defense Attaché to Bangladesh

and the Deputy Chief, Office of Defense Cooperation at the US Embassy

in New Delhi, India. Michael Holds a Bachelors in Political Science from

Mississippi State University, a Master’s Degree in Defense and Arms Control

Studies from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Master’s in

Defense Studies from national University in Dhaka, Bangladesh.



Catharina van Staveren. 

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

Is an Independent Dutch-Jamaican, communications advisor,

creative writer, radiohost and a media diplomat for Worldpeace.

Through her international social media networks she promotes mutual understanding,

worldpeace, gender equity and social justice for all. 



Puneet Jain.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

Follower of “Ayn Rand”

He writes on Linkedin and Facebook, about her philosophy

and in what way people have misunderstood it etc.

Other areas of interest are economy/defence

and other related political developments of the past as well as present

and the necessity of implementing Ayn Rands style of government

which is on the economic front – “Fully Capitalist” and on the personal front

“Neither democratic nor Dictatorial” i.e. the “Objectivist Type”



Imad Farhari.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

Highly accomplished business professional with a multifaceted background

spanning manufacturing operations, business operations,

client consulting and relationship management, and   intelligence analysis –

leveraging a broad portfolio of networking and communications skills

to effectively drive business development, branding, and outreach..

Able to integrate linguistics background to understand how context

and language affect reception of brand and PR messages.

Career in Journalism

Director of Media office for the Kurdish Regional Government,

Prime Minister’s Office (1993-1996)

Reporter, 2002 Winter Olympics, Utah for the Voice of America Kurdish Service (2002)

Science and Technology Reporter, Voice of America,

Kurdish Service (2002 – 2005) Subject Matter Expert, Kurdish Affairs

at the US Department of Justice’s Internal Web-Portal (2005 – 2013)

Blogger at www.MENAInformer.wordpress.com (present)

Major contributor to Flipboard with a large audience and reader base,

find Imad Farhadi on Flipboard

On Twitter @Menainformer



Farhana Qazi.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

She is an author, activist and public speaker on conflicts in the Muslim world.

She is the recipient of the 21st Century Leader Award

by the National Committee on American Foreign Policy (NCAFP)

and the Humanitarian Award for her work on women in war

by her alma mater in Texas. She received her Masters in Security Policy Studies

 from The George Washington University. She is proficient in Urdu,

French, Punjabi, Hindi and classical Arabic. 

To contact her and learn more about her work,

visit her at www.farhanaqazi.com.



Dr. Ghouri.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist.

He has a Masters of Science and a Doctorate degree in petroleum economics

earned from Colorado School of Mines.

He earned both the degrees in a highly aggressive

and unprecedented five-semester timeframe.

He is having over 28 years of oil and gas industry experience.

He worked in various capacities including senior advisor to the Chairman,

manager marketing, banker, instructor and chief economist.

He is Oil & Gas advisor with expertise in global / regional energy,

macroeconomic analysis and market assessments.

Expertise in long-term forecasting for crude oil and LNG prices in various markets,

developed Oil & Gas industry models in support of industry leaders,

investment bankers and politicians.

He has published over 90 papers in international industry journals.

He was also invited to speak at several international-energy conferences

including of: WPC, WEC, ECSSR, GasArabia, SPE, IPTC, IEA/OPEC, ICEED, IEF, MEPGC.

Using his expertise and sound educational background

he has been teaching five day courses to  various oil and gas companies

clients on subject matters to “International Gas Markets & Economics

of Gas Projects, Project Economics, Risk & Decision Analysis,

Global Energy Economics & Petroleum Projects Evaluation

and also teaching five day MBA courses in Petroleum Economics.



Riaz Missen.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is a social scientist and columnist

with overwhelming interest in political/ strategic

issues with special reference to Pakistan.

He is based in Islamabad (Pakistan) and have joined media organisations

in different capacities ranging between reporter

and editor while contributing columns to English dailies since 2001.

The focus of my write-ups have been political and institutional reforms

while Pakistan played the role of frontline state in War on Terror.

My academic background constitutes M. Phil (Political Science/ IR)

and M. Sc (Defense & Strategic Studies) in 2010 and 1995 respectively.



Charis Boutieri.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

She is a social anthropologist and a lecturer at King’s College London.

You can find her on twitter @cboutieri.


Igor Muradyan.

Contributor for The Daily journalist

Political analyst (Armenia) on the issues of regional security

(Black Sea and Caucasus region, Eastern Europe,

the Middle East, the Balkans, Central Asia) since 2008



Majid Sidiqqui.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

He is a Media professional with more than 20 years of working experience in the field.

He have been working with Electronic Media of Pakistan

in different capacities during my professional career

and associated with country’s few reputed media organizations

like Newscaster at Pakistan Television, Producer News

and Current affairs at Indus News, Producer /Reporter News

and Current Affairs at CNBC TV, Senior Producer News at GEO TV,

Sr. Producer Current Affairs at Dunya TV in Capital Islamabad,

Executive Producer Current Affairs and Editor Web/ Social Media

in Abb Takk News and Head of Programming in Dawn News.

He has also worked with couple of International media houses like CNN,

HD Network in freelance capacity.

He has also been contributing in daily The News International

as Reporter for more than three years from 1999 to 2001.



Nidal Alsayyed.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

He used to be the Religious Director

and Imam of the Islamic Society of Triplex (Beaumont, TX)

till he appeared on Hannity Show on Fox on December 9th, 2015.

He has over 15 years of combined experience in Islamic capital markets,

Shari’ah Fiqh rulings, and Islamic Financial Transactions (Islamic Law).

He was a senior contract research officer at Central Bank Malaysia (ISRA),

the Director of educational and technology services at Effat University,

Saudi Arabia, senior financial advisor at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter (Chicago, IL).

Nidal has a serious strategy plan in connecting fellow experts, researchers,

graduate students, and finance practitioners through his wide Islamic finance network

and research projects. Nidal is equipped with other two PhD degrees:

Islamic Finance and Educational Management from Pebble Hills University (USA),

Master’s degree in Mechanical /Aerospace Engineering,

from Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) Chicago,

He published two books in Islamic Banking and Sukuk

and attended over 80 international conferences and forums in Islamic Law around the world.



Riyadh Mohammed.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

He is a multimedia investigative journalist and expert on ISIS

and the Middle East at The Fiscal Times. He covered the Iraq war,

corruption and ISIS for The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times,

Mashable and Media Alliance. He also produced documentaries

for Way Press International. He served as a spokesman for the Iraqi Ministry of Justice.

He is currently writing a book on ISIS.



Dalia Ghanem Yazbeck.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

Dr. Dalia Ghanem-Yazbeck holds a PhD

from the French University of Versailles Saint Quentin-En-Yvelines

and masters from La Sorbonne Paris I.

She is currently a research analyst at the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut.

She is an expert on extremist violence, terrorism, radicalization process,

women and jihadism with a focus on North Africa and Algeria.

Dr. Yazbeck was a research assistant at the Center for Political Analysis

and Regulation at the University of Versailles,

and she also served as a teaching associate at Williams College

prior to joining Carnegie. She has been a guest speaker in various

conference and has published on political and extremist violence,

including publications in different outlets such as the Carnegie,

World Politics Review, The National, HuffingtonPost, les échos and so on.