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Ambassador Gary Grappo.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He possesses nearly 40 years of diplomatic and public policy experience

in a variety of public, private, and nonprofit endeavors.

As a career member of the Senior Foreign Service of the US Department of  State,

he served as Envoy and Head of Mission of the Office of the Quartet Representative,

the Honorable Mr. Tony Blair, in Jerusalem. He held a  number of senior positions

in the US State Department, including Minister  for Political Affairs at the US Embassy in Baghdad,

US Ambassador to the  Sultanate of Oman, and Charge d’Affaires

and Deputy Chief of Mission of the  US Embassy in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

From 2011 to 2013 he was  president and CEO of The Keystone Center,

a public policy and conflict  resolution nonprofit.

He is Founder and CEO of Equilibrium International  Consulting,

providing analysis and policy guidance on foreign affairs to

businesses, institutions and the media and writing and speaking on Middle  East affairs

and US foreign policy. He holds a Bachelor of Science from the

US Air Force Academy, a Master of Science from Purdue University, and an

MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. He resides in

Denver, Colorado.



Dr. Stephen Bryen.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He has 40 years of leadership in government and industry.

He has served as a Professor of Government,

as senior staff director of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee,

as the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Trade Security Policy,

as the founder and first director of the Defense Technology Security Administration,

as the President of Delta Tech Inc., as the President of Finmeccanica North America,

and as a Commissioner of the U.S. China Security Review Commission.

Dr. Bryen’s expertise and high effectiveness has earned him the highest civilian awards

of the U.S. Defense Department on two occasions and established him as a proven government,

civic and business leader in Washington D.C. and internationally.

Dr. Bryen is regarded as a thought leader on international affairs

and technology security policy.



Richard Allen Posner. 

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is an American jurist, legal theorist and economist.

He is currently a judge on the United States Court of Appeals

for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago and a Senior Lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School.

He is a leading figure in the field of law and economics,

and was identified by The Journal of Legal Studies as the most cited legal scholar of the 20th century.

Posner is the author of nearly 40 books on jurisprudence, economics,

and several other topics, including Economic Analysis of Law,

The Economics of JusticeThe Problems of JurisprudenceSex and Reason,

Law, Pragmatism and Democracy, and The Crisis of Capitalist Democracy.

Posner has generally been identified as being politically conservative;

however, in recent years he has distanced himself from the positions of the Republican party



Ugo Bardi.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

teaches physical chemistry at the University of Florence, in Italy.

He is interested in resource depletion, system dynamics modeling,

climate science and renewable energy.



Andrew Leigh.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is the Shadow Assistant Treasurer and Federal Member for Fraser in the ACT.

Prior to being elected in 2010, Andrew was a professor of economics

at the Australian National University. Andrew holds a PhD in public policy from Harvard,

having graduated from the University of Sydney with first class honours in Law and Arts.

He has previously worked as a lawyer and as a principal adviser to the Australian Treasury.

He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Social Sciences,

the only parliamentarian to be a fellow of one of the four national academies.

In 2011, he received the ‘Young Economist Award’,

a prize given every two years by the Economics Society of Australia

to the best Australian economist under 40.

His books include Disconnected (2010), Battlers and Billionaires (2013)

and The Economics of Just About Everything (2014).

Andrew is the father of three sons – Sebastian, Theodore and Zachary,

and lives with his wife Gweneth in Hackett.

He has been a member of the Australian Labor Party since 1991.







Thaddeus Mason Pope 

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is the Director of the health Law Institute

And associate professor of Law at Hamline University

He is also adjunct associate professor at Albany Medical College

Where he teaches for the Alden March Bioethics Institute

This year, he is a network fellow at the Edmong J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University

The chair-elect of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) section on Law

Medicine, and health care, and a member of the American Society of Biothics

& humanities ASBH program committee

In his scholarship, Professor Pope focuses on three main areas:

(1) patient rights, (2) end-of-life medicine and (3) public health ethics.

Whether addressing medical futility disputes or smoking bans Professor Pope

is especially concerned with exploring the justifiability of private

and public limitations on individual liberty.

Professor Pope has over 100 publications in: law reviews, bar journals,

medical journals, nursing journals, bioethics journals, and book chapters.

His articles have been published in the New England Journal of Medicine,

JAMA, Chest, and the American Journal of Bioethics.

And he is a contributor to the the new Encyclopedia of Bioethics (4th ed.).

Professor Pope coauthors the definitive treatise The Right to Die:

The Law of End-of-Life Decisionmaking (Wolters-Kluwer 3rd ed.).

He authors a regular column for the Journal of Clinical Ethics.

And he writes about legislative, judicial, regulatory, medical,

and other developments concerning end-of-life medical treatment conflicts

for both the Medical Futility Blog and Bioethics.net.

Professor Pope’s engagement with these issues goes well beyond scholarship.

For example, he has participated both as appellate counsel

and as expert witness in cutting-edge healthcare litigation.

He has been invited to testify before both the President’s Council on Bioethics

and the Texas House of Representatives.  He is a voting member of MEDCAC,

the Medicare Evidence Development & Coverage Advisory Committee.

He has served as legal consultant to several Policy Statement groups of the American Thoracic Society.

Professor Pope helped draft MOLST regulations for the state of Delaware,

and now co-chairs the Minnesota POLST Task Force.

Before joining Hamline in 2012, Professor Pope taught at the Widener University School of Law

from 2007 to 2011, and at the University of Memphis from 2005 to 2007.

Before joining academia, he clerked for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

and practiced for seven years as a corporate litigator with Arnold & Porter LLP in Los Angeles

and Washington, DC. Professor Pope was graduated from Georgetown University,

where he received both his J.D. and a Ph.D. in philosophy and bioethics.

He earned his B.A. (in philosophy) from the University of Pittsburgh

with highest honors and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.


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Susan W. Brenner.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

She is a Professor and the Samuel A. McCray

Chair in Law at the University of Dayton School of Law in Dayton, Ohio.

She has spoken at numerous events, including Interpol Cybercrime Conferences,

the Middle East IT Security Conference, the American Bar Association’s National Cybercrime Conference

and the Yale Law School Conference on Cybercrime. She spoke at the Department

of Homeland Security’s Global Cyber Security Conference

and at a meeting on cyberthreats organized by the U.S. Department

of State Bureau of Intelligence and at a NATO Workshop on Cyberterrorism in Bulgaria.

Professor Brenner has also spoken twice at the Harvard International Law Journal’s annual symposium

– once on economic espionage and once on cybersovereignty.

In 2013, she spoke at a symposium on cyberwar and cybercrime sponsored

by the St. Johns’ University School of Law and NATO Allied Command Transformation.

Professor Brenner has published a number of articles dealing with cybersecurity,

including Cybercrime Metrics, University of Virginia Journal of Law & Technology (2004),

Cyber-Threats and the Limits of Bureaucratic Control,

14 Minnesota Journal of Law Science and Technology 137(2013)

and Offensive Economic Espionage, 54 Harvard International Law Journal 92 (2013).

She has also published books that deal with the same issue:

They include Law in an Era of Smart Technology (Oxford 2007);

Cyber Threats:  Emerging Fault Lines of the Nation-States (Oxford University 2009);

Cybercrime:  Criminal Threats from Cyberspace (Praeger 2010);

Cybercrime and the Law:  Challenges, Issues and Outcomes (2013);

and Cyberthreats and the Decline of the Nation-State (Routledge 2014).

Professor Brenner is also the author of the CYB3RCRIM3

blog, http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/.



Prof. Marcello Ferrada de Noli. 

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

PhD in Psychiatry (Karolinska Institutet)

and Professor Emeritus of Public Health Sciences

Epidemiology engaged in the public Swedish debate (media and blog),

mainly on issues of  human rights to free opinion and communication,

and on epidemiological aspects in mental health.

Research publications mainly from my time at Harvard Medical School,

as Research Fellow/Lecturer in Social Medicine.

Born in Chile of Italian descent (Ferrada and De Noli are families

and parishes  at  Genova province in Liguria, Ferrada de Moconesi

and Noli parish in Serra Ricco), I have forpolitical reasons lived most of my life in exile,

mainly in Sweden and Italy.  I am also an artist, write some,

and at present I live most of the time in Italy –  land of my De Noli ancestors .

Further biographic details found here, and here.



James L. Paris.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He  is the author of more than 20 books including Living Financially Free

and Money Management For Those That Don’t Have Any.

Paris is the Editor In Chief of the website ChristianMoney.com.

He regularly appears as a guest on radio and TV as a financial commentator.

He has appeared on The 700 Club, Moody Radio, Point Of View, Life Today,

Fox News Channel, and countless other media outlets.



Mark Nestmann. 

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

I’ve been in this business for so long, I’ve become kind of the de facto consumer protection advocate

– exposing the lies, frauds and scam artists of this industry before it becomes public knowledge.

I’ve been sued for defamation and libel over it (which later turned out to be true of course).

And, while I prefer not to deal with the joke that is our court system, I will continue telling the truth.

I’m obsessive about getting things right and have built a network to get the facts out there.

With offices on the ground in London, Vienna, Nevis and here in Phoenix –

and a network of trusted contacts all over the world built over 27+ years –

I’m able to get the real dirt about a situation that others simply can’t.

About 8 years ago, I got a Master of Law (LL.M) in international tax law.

My work has been featured (credited or anonymous source) in well-known media outlets including

The Washington Post,ABC NewsBarron’sThe New York TimesBloomberg NewsBusiness Week and Forbes.

In addition, I’ve been featured in well-known niche publications including

The Harry Schultz LetterThe Daily Reckoning andSimon Black’s Sovereign Man Confidential.

I also regularly appear on Jim Puplava’s Financial Sense Network,LewRockwell.com,

The Oxford ClubThe Sovereign Society (of which I was a co-founder) and many others.

I’m happy to say that fans of my work include former US Congressman Ron Paul,

Dr. Gary North and Dr. Mark Skousen. More importantly,

I’m very proud of the fact that I’ve been able to help more than 9,000 customers

and clients protect their assets, protect themselves and live more free lives.



Nelson Hultberg.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is a freelance writer in Dallas,

Texas and the Director of Americans for a Free Republic www.afr.org.

His articles have appeared over the past 20 years in such publications as The Dallas Morning News,

American Conservative, InsightLibertyThe Freeman, and The Social Critic,

as well as on numerous Internet sites such as Capitol Hill Outsider, Conservative Action Alerts,

Daily Paul, Canada Free Press, and The Daily Bell.

He is the author of The Golden Mean: Libertarian Politics, Conservative Values.



Abdullah Khan.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He works at Gadsden Islamic Society, Gadsden Alabama- USA.

Before Joining the center, he studied at Hartford Seminary, Hartford,

Connecticut in one year Post Graduate Certificate of International Peace Makers Program .

Prior to this, he worked in Copenhagen, Denmark at an Islamic association for 3 years.

He has worked for the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) Pakistan as a consultant

and trainer in the madaris (Islamic traditional schools)

project, where he helped train teachers in the madaris and develop their perceptions about contentious domestic

and international issues. He has organized twenty one-day training programs across Pakistan,

in addition to six ten-day programs in Islamabad.

A former consultant with Norwegian Church Aid (NCA),

he devised curricula to introduce study of human rights in madaris and Christian seminaries.

He has traveled widely across Pakistan

and interviewed the heads of the leading sixty madaris affiliated with different sects.

These interviews and surveys formed the basis for his recent book, Deeni Madaris: Tabdili kay Rujhanat,

discussing the socio-economic trends in the leading Pakistani madaris over the next ten years.

While working in Denmark, he was actively involved in numerous intercultural projects,

from interfaith dialogues to environmental campaigns.

Mr. Khan regularly delivers lectures on local radio in English and Urdu.

He is also involved in counter-radicalization projects aimed at the youth demographic.

Mr. Khan has participated in major international conferences,

including the 5th and 6th Asia-Europe Foundation conferences in South Korea and Spain,

which discussed how relationships between the media and religions can be improved.

He is also on the panel of Global expert finder a project of United Nations Alliance of Civilizations.



Craig Andersen.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

Host/Producer at Radio Co-Host of Right Side Patriots on CPR Worldwide Media Network

He graduated in University of Nebraska Lincoln



Stephanie Coontz.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

Teaches history and family studies at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA.

She also serves as Co-Chair and Director of Public Education

at the Council on Contemporary Families, a non-profit,

nonpartisan association of family researchers and practitioners

based at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Her work has been featured in many newspapers such as The New York Times,

as well as scholarly journals such as Journal of Marriage and Family,

and she is frequently interviewed on national television and radio.



Prof. Ijaz Khan.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist  

Currently Professor at Department of IR, UOP,

remained its Chairman 1999 – 2012. Has authored one book titled,

“Pakistan’s Strategic Culture and Foreign Policy Making: A Study of

Pakistan Afghan Policy change after 9/11” besides editing

two volumes on Pakistan’s Foreign Policy and has published academic articles

as well as opinion and op-ed pieces both nationally and internationally.

Focus of his Study is Pakistan’s Foreign Policy Decision Making,

Democratic Governance, Counter Terrorism, Security and IR theory,

especially with regards to Afghanistan, FATA, South and Central Asia,

and US and the region. He is also member of a number of National

and International Professional and related bodies

and is quite active with the Civil Society organizations and causes.

He also works as consultant in the areas of his interest.



Mariano Alvarez. 

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

I was born and raised in Puerto Madryn, in the Argentine Patagonian region.

In 2002, after finishing my secondary studies,

I moved to Buenos Aires in order to study at the Catholic University of Argentina,

where I obtained a bachelor in Political Science in 2006,

and a second bachelor in International Relations in 2007.

In that same year I accepted a job offer from the United Nations Economic Commission

for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) at Santiago de Chile.

In 2010 I completed a two year Master’s degree (cum laude) in International Studies

at the University of Chile. My studies have been enhanced after five years working

at ECLAC in Chile, where I was able to actively contribute in the shaping of economic

and social policy in Latin America.

In June 2012 I was awarded with a scholarship from the Chilean National Commission for Scientific

and Technological Research (CONICYT) to conduct a four year doctoral research.

Since October 2012 I am working on my PhD thesis under the supervision

of Prof. P. Silva from the Department of Latin American Studies at Leiden University.



Mr. Keshav Mazumdar.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

He is a Fellow of New Westminster College.

He is respected globally as a specialist in intelligence,

counter-intelligence, antiterrorism and forensics.

Mr. Mazumdar has an excellent record of ethical leadership

and presently serves as Senior Vice President of the Antiterrorism Accreditation Board

in the United States and he holds the Portfolio of International Advisor

(Counterintelligence/Counterterrorism and Intelligence)

of the Research Institute for European & American Studies (RIEAS) in Greece.

He holds a Diploma in Criminology from Stonebridge Associated College (UK)

and has completed advanced studies in Criminal Profiling in India.

Mr. Mazumdar has been engaged in intelligence,

security activities and forensic research for the past 14 years working in tandem

with the military and civil Law Enforcement. His assignments

and activities have been in anti-terrorism research involving social network analysis,

and exposure to intelligence-led policing, terrorist profiling,

terrorist threat assessments and counterintelligence related security fields.

Mr. Mazumdar is a Member of the European Intelligence Academy

and holds the Antiterrorism Officer (ATO)

credential from the S2 Institute of Safety and Intelligence.

He is certified as a Master Antiterrorism Specialist by ATAB ,

Anti Sabotage Certified by the College of Forensics Examiners International,

Certified as a Protection Officer by IFPO, and is a certified Crisis Response Coordinator.

Mr. Mazumdar is a member in good standing

of several professional organizations and associations, including:

International Association of Counterterrorism and Security Professionals,

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, International Association

of Bomb Technicians and Investigators, IAHN,

and the International Counterterrorism Officers Association.

He is a registered member of the International Association for the Study of Organized Crime

and has completed several NATO/Partnership for Peace courses,

UNITAR Courses, and is specialized in threat and vulnerability analysis and assessment.

Along with Admiral Peter Kikareas (NATO , presently retired)

he is the administrator of two on line courses in Intelligence and Counterintelligence.

This is an ATAB endeavor to impart quality intelligence training to both

Intelligence officers as well as responders , a part of the course so designed

so as to acquaint the latter with Terrorist indicators , pre-attack terrorist surveillance(dry runs),

terrorist profiling and CARVER. The counterintelligence course

also covers the TACHUMINT concept. The very important concept of I&W is dealt with thoroughly.

Mr. Mazumdar has authored several books on Intelligence, COIN, Warning. Intelligence, Interrogation and

Antiterrorism. He is a Kung Fu practitioner and considered expert in unarmed combat

Honors and Awards:

Anti terrorism Officer Credential ATO, Certified Master Anti-terrorism Specialist CMAS

Antisabotage Certified ASC, Certified Protection Officer CP, Crisis Response Coordinator CRC

Certified Human Resources Professional CHR, Fellow of New Westminister College ,

British Columbia , Canada



Derek Langford.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He currently works for the Woodrow Wilson International Center

for Scholars’ Africa Program, a public policy research institute.

He is a frequent writer and blogger on issues relating to African politics,

governance, security, and development. He has lived in France,

Senegal, Liberia, and traveled throughout Europe, Africa, South America,

and the Caribbean. He speaks fluent French,

as well as conversational Kiswahili and German. Derek enjoys reading books,

writing, traveling to foreign countries, and spending time with his family.

Derek earned his Bachelor’s in History from SUNY Buffalo

and his Master’s in International Politics from American University

and Sciences Po, Paris.  He is married and lives in Washington, DC.



Dr. Carl Forkner.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

received his Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education

Administration in November 2013 from University of Phoenix. He

previously received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from

Monmouth College in 1980, a Master of Science in Education from

Western Illinois University in 1984, and a Master’s Degree in

Strategic Studies and International Security Affairs in May 2006.

After three years teaching at high school and undergraduate collegiate levels,

Dr. Forkner served as a  commissioned officer in the United Stated Navy from 1983 to 2011.

He was designated a Naval Flight  Officer and later a Surface Warfare Officer.

After receiving his Master of Strategic Studies in International Affairs,

he was selected to the faculty of Air University’s Air War College as an Assistant

Professor in the Department of International Security Studies,

where he served from July 2006 until his retirement at the end of October 2011.

During this time, five of his thesis advisees had their work accepted for publication

in major journals. He also served Air University as Culture and Language

Program Director, serving 750 students from three colleges and the local community.

Involved in innovation and institutional progress,

he served the college on the Emerging Technologies Integration

Group for four years and the Dean’s Advisory Council for three one-year terms.

Dr. Forkner has published over 20 articles, editorials, and research reports.

His two most recent articles were published in the June 2013 issues

of Global Education Journal and Insights to a Changing World.

His awards include an Air University Foundation and Military Officers’

Association of America (MOAA) writing award for Back to Basics:

Tradition in Future Warfare (2008), the USO Outstanding

Volunteer Service to Education Award (1998),

and the University of California Award for “Best Partnership – Staff Development”

for Partnership in Education Programs (1991), as well as numerous personal, campaign,

and unit awards during his 28-year naval career.

Dr. Forkner is Chief Consultant at Success! Professional Consulting,

and is a Senior Analyst with Wikistrat,

the world’s first crowdsourced geopolitical analysis firm



Dr. Christopher Warburton. 

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

holds a Ph.D in International Economics from Fordham University in NewYork.

He has taught several courses in economics at the graduate

and undergraduate levels, and has published several peer-reviewed articles

and books on stabilization theory, market failure, monetary policy,

exchange rates, international trade law, forensic economics, international crimes,

and transitional justice. He has also made scholarly presentations in the US,

Greece, Mauritius, and Australia.He is actively involved with teaching,

research, and writing, and he makes periodic contributions to discussion in LinkedIn and WriterBeat.



Dale A. Drinnon.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He has been a researcher in the field of Cryptozoology for the past 30+ years

and has corresponded with Bernard Heuvelmans and Ivan T. Sanderson.

He has a degree in Anthropology from Indiana University

and is a freelance artist and writer.

Motto: “I would rather be right and entirely alone

than wrong in the company with all the rest of the world”–Ambroise Pare’,

“the father of modern surgery”, in his refutation of fake unicorn



Ranjit Gupta.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is a retired Indian Foreign Service officer.

He was a member of the Prime Minister’s National Security Advisory Board

for the term 2009-2010. He is currently a Distinguished Fellow of the Institute of Peace

and Conflict Studies and a Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Chinese Studies.

Earlier he has been Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Defence Studies and Analyses,

Visiting Professor at the Academy of Third World Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia,

and Ambassador-in-Residence at the Jawaharlal Nehru University.

He has been delivering lectures at think tanks, universities

and other academic institutions in India and abroad and participating in conferences,

seminars and workshops primarily relating to India’s relations with the Gulf region;

Southeast Asia and East Asia including in particular relating to Asean,

China, Myanmar, Taiwan, Tibet and India’s ‘Look East’ Policy;

and, India’s National Security Challenges and Role in the Emerging Global

Geostrategic Scenario in the 21st Century.

During the past five years he has been actively involved in Track II activity

pertaining to the Gulf region sponsored by the Ministry of External Affairs.

During his 39 year career with India’s Ministry of External Affairs

he had served successively in Cairo, New York (at the Permanent Mission of India to the UN),

Gangtok (at the time of Sikkim’s merger with India), Jeddah (Deputy Chief of Mission),

Frankfurt (Consul-General) and Kathmandu (Deputy Chief of Mission).

Later he was successively India’s Ambassador to Yemen (North),

Venezuela, Oman, Thailand and Spain and finally was Head of India’s Representation

in Taiwan from May 2000 to May 2003.



K. L. Margiani.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

Egyptologist and Atlantologist

Founder of Cosmogeological science

First Expert in the World of Atlantis

Expert of Pre-Dynastic Cartouches

Founder of New Egyptology

Website: www.cosmogeology.ge

His book: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JBO2QP8


Andrew Gavin Marshall

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He  is an independent researcher and writer based in Montreal, Canada. He

is Project Manager of The People’s Book Project, Research Director for Occupy.com’s

Global Power Project and the World of Resistance Report,

Chair of the Geopolitics Division of The Hampton Institute,

has a weekly podcast (“Empire, Power and People”)

with BoilingFrogsPost, and is Vice President of Voice of Access: The People’s Foundation.”



Randal O’Toole.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is a Cato Institute Senior Fellow working on urban growth,

public land, and transportation issues.

O’Toole’s research on national forest management,

culminating in his 1988 book, Reforming the Forest Service,

has had a major influence on Forest Service policy and on-the-ground management.

His analysis of urban land-use and transportation issues,

brought together in his 2001 book, The Vanishing Automobile and Other Urban Myths,

has influenced decisions in cities across the country.

In his book The Best-Laid Plans, O’Toole calls for repealing federal,

state, and local planning laws and proposes reforms that can help solve social

and environmental problems without heavy-handed government regulation.

O’Toole’s latest book is American Nightmare: How Government Undermines The Dream of Homeownership.

O’Toole is the author of numerous Cato papers.

He has also written for Regulation magazine as well as op-eds

and articles for numerous other national journals and newspapers.

O’Toole travels extensively and has spoken about free-market environmental issues

in dozens of cities. An Oregon native, O’Toole was educated in forestry at Oregon State University

and in economics at the University of Oregon.



Paul J. Nolte.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

SVP, Portfolio Manager

Mr. Nolte provides portfolio management services

to individual and institutional clients.

A 20 year plus investment management veteran,

Paul was most recently Director of Investments with  Hinsdale Associates

overseeing the investment activity of the firm. Previously, he was a lead portfolio

manager for Bank One and National City Bank where he managed private and institutional client

relationships. Earlier, he was an advisor for Feldman Investment Group

in Chicago and CLR Financial in  Elmhurst.

Paul’s investment expertise is in portfolio management and asset allocation.

You may have heard him on WBBM radio, seen quotes in the Chicago Tribune, Barron’s, Reuters,

Marketwatch or TheStreet.com. He has also been seen on CNBC Asia and CNBC Europe and FoxBusiness.

He is presently on the board for both the Elmhurst Police

and Fire pension boards as well as treasurer for

Elmhurst swim team and Finance chair for the Elmhurst YMCA.

DePaul University, MBA Finance, Illinois Wesleyan University, B.A. Business Administration

Investment focus is on asset allocation,

where investments are made in a variety of asset classes, including

emerging markets, real estate, commodities as well as domestic stocks and bonds.

Changes in allocations are based upon market conditions

and valuations as well as changes in client situations.



Roger Pilon.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is Chair in Constitutional Studies Director, Center for Constitutional Studies

Roger Pilon is the founder and director of Cato’s Center for Constitutional Studies,

which has become an important force in the national debate

over constitutional interpretation and judicial philosophy.

He is the publisher of the Cato Supreme Court Review

and is an adjunct professor of government at Georgetown University

through The Fund for American Studies. Prior to joining Cato,

Pilon held five senior posts in the Reagan administration, including at State and Justice,

and was a National Fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution.

In 1989 the Bicentennial Commission presented him with its Benjamin Franklin Award

for excellence in writing on the U.S. Constitution.

In 2001 Columbia University’s School of General Studies awarded him its Alumni Medal of Distinction.

Pilon lectures and debates at universities and law schools across the country

and testifies often before Congress.

His writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post,

the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Legal Times,

National Law Journal, Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy,

Stanford Law & Policy Review, and elsewhere. He has appeared on ABC’s Nightline,

CBS’s 60 Minutes II, Fox News Channel, NPR, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC,

and other media. Pilon holds a B.A. from Columbia University,

an M.A. and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago,

and a J.D. from the George Washington University School of Law.



Alex Nowrasteh.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

He is the immigration policy analyst at the Cato Institute.

Previously he was the immigration policy analyst at the Competitive Enterprise Institute.

His work has appeared in The Wall Street JournalWashington Post, 

Houston ChronicleBoston GlobeSan Jose MercuryRichmond Times-Dispatch,

Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, and elsewhere.

He has appeared on Fox News, Bloomberg, and numerous television

and radio stations across the United States.

He received his B.A. in Economics from George Mason University

and MSc in Economic History from the London School of Economics.



Michael Connelly

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

he is a Constitutional attorney and the Executive Director

of the United States Justice Foundation www.usjf.net.

He is also a U.S. Army Veteran. He received his Juris Doctorate degree

from Louisiana State University in 1973 and practiced law in Baton Rouge,

Louisiana for 26 years and currently lives in Dallas.

He is a freelance writer and the author of four books,

“The Mortarmen” a book about his father’s unit during WW II,

“Riders in the Sky: The Ghosts and Legends of Philmont Scout Ranch”,

a patriotic novel, “Amayehli: A Story of America”, and “America’s Liveliest Ghosts.”

He has a blog that deals with the current efforts by Congress

and the Executive branch to limit the Constitutional rights

that are the birthright of every American.

He also has a weekly radio show on the Internet called “Our Constitution”

and has recently published a pocket sized booklet by the same name that takes every article,

section, and amendment to the constitution and details what they actually mean.

He has also done a video about the Constitution that is posted.



Aaron Judkins

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

aka “Maverick” is an author, explorer, & archaeologist from Texas.

He has a passion for searching for the truth about the mysteries of the past-

exposing forbidden archaeology & forbidden

He has participated in numerous excavations throughout the U.S. & Israel;

including the Pool of Siloam in Jerusalem in 2004.

He is credited with mapping the longest, contiguous dinosaur trackway

in the Western Hemisphere & discovering a new trail of dinosaur tracks named the “The Judkins Trail”.

Maverick has been featured on both international radio & TV broadcasts including

​”Coast to Coast AM with George Noory” & the History Channel.

He is a guest radio show host for​​​​​​​​EPIC Voyages Radio on the Inception Radio Network

& is the host of his own show called “Man vs Archaeology”. His Ph.D. is in Biblical Archaeology.

He enjoys both music &photography.



Gabriel Mugaruka.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

I am currently the Coordinator of the HRDS Network,

with over 13 years of experience working in the region.

I have been the Deputy Secretary rapporteur of the coordination bureau

of the Civil Society in South Kivu since 2005. I hold a Bachelor degree in Political Sciences

and has authored, published and co-published numerous human rights reports

including a Human Rights Defenders in Need of Defense:

a field report on the protection and effectiveness of human rights defenders in DRCongo (2006),

Bukavu Official University, The situation of the Indigenous women on Armed Conflict in Western of DRCongo,

Bukavu, South Kivu, DRCongo (2007), among others.

In 1998, i was the founder and co-director of the Travail du Chrétien pour le Developpement in French

“Christian’s work for the development” This organization has played a vital role

in creating human rights awareness, carrying out impartial monitoring of human rights violations,

and defending human rights in violent and dangerous situations in Congo.

Human Rights Defender,Researcher, trainer and consultant in Human Rights Fields,

Political scientist trainer. I support the International Humanitarian Organizations,

International NGOs and United Nations in reducing poverty,

fighting for rights of protecting women and children from abuse and exploitation,

promote the community development, assist the affected people in emergency relief

and help the world meet peace and development promotion

as its millennium development goals. Licensed Human Rights Activist focused on

providing support to victims and survivors of human rights violation,

Specializing in work related with Child and child soldiers, Women and Girl.

Interested in academic work as well, conduct research in the Human Rights field.

I actually do my Masters degree in Human Rights and pace in the great region,…



Holly Thompson.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

She founded TWM Today to assist clients in reaching their life goals

by providing objective financial guidance.

Thompson Wealth Management is a fee-only financial advisory firm.

We work solely for you and receive no commissions

or compensation from any other source. This eliminates conflicts of interest

and allows us to recommend the most cost-effective strategies to meet your needs.

Holly has been active in the investment industry for 25 years as an analyst

where her specialties include in-depth research of investments,

investment strategies retirement planning, wealth management, equities,

ETFs, mutual funds and REITs. Prior to founding TWMToday in 2009,

she was an SEC-registered Portfolio Manager for a firm in Houston,

Texas where she managed $100MM+ AUM.

A native of Texas, Holly earned her degree in Business Administration from

The University of Texas and her Master of Business Administration

from Harvard University (2015). When not working or furthering her education,

she devotes a considerable amount of her time to various professional

and non-profit organizations. Holly has been a regular contributor for Seeking Alpha

since 2011 and a blogger for The Motley Fool since April of 2013

and a World Contributor for TheDailyJournalist.com.

She is also a long-standing member of American Mensa

as well as the 2013-2014 Vice President of Gulf Coast Mensa.

Holly is also Gulf Coast Mensa’s Fundraising Chair

and has been integral in creating new and innovative scholarship opportunities for students in the region.

Holly also serves as the host of the upcoming MONEY-fax show,

a weekly radio/podcast program accessible worldwide.

The show will focus on personal finance, investing, college savings

and retirement planning geared for the public.

The show is directly linked to Holly’s latest project, MONEY-fax.com,

an education website tailored for the individual investor.


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Barna Donovan.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

He is the acclaimed author of three books on film and audiences,

is a graduate of the film school of the University of Miami

and he earned his doctorate from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.

His book on action-film fandom, Blood, Guns, and Testosterone:

Action Films, Audiences, and a Thirst for Violence was called

a “fascinating book [that] makes a substantial contribution to our knowledge

and understanding of audiences” by Participations:

The Journal of Audience and Reception Studies.

He is also the author of Conspiracy Films: A Tour of Dark Places in the American Conscious

and The Asian Influence on Hollywood Action Films.

His commentaries on conspiracy theories, popular culture,

and film have been quoted in media like the BBC, The Buddy Cianci Show,

Yahoo News, MSNBC, CBS News, NBC News, Forbes, HLN.com, LiveScience,

Science and U, Fresh Outlook and in various publications from Europe to Latin America.

Donovan started teaching for Saint Peter’s University in 2002

and served as the Director of the Communication Program.

He was the Chair of the Department of Communication

and Media Culture from 2005 until 2013 when he established

and began serving as the director of the university’s Master’s Program

in Strategic Communication. Among the courses he teaches are

The Conspiracy Theory Film, The Horror Film, The Science Fiction Film,

Asian Films, Marketing Communication and Branding, Mass Media Law

and Ethics, Strategic Planning and Writing, and Media Business.



Mr. Aqab Malik. 

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is currently an Assistant Professor and sole remaining founding member

of the Department of Strategic and Nuclear Studies as the National Defence University,

Islamabad. Mr. Malik has had extensive teaching and research experience

within his areas of interest, which includes courses ranging from:

Counter Terrorism; Strategic (Nuclear) Stability; Strategic Crisis Management;

Modern Strategy, Strategic Studies & Strategic Thought;

and Information & Psychological Operations & Warfare.

He is the founding faculty member, as an Assistant Professor,

of the Department of Strategic & Nuclear Studies, National Defence University.

Mr. Malik is also sought after at numerous other institutions as a visiting Professor,

such as at Pakistan’s premier Quaid-i-Azam University, amongst others.

In recent times, and in addition to his regular teaching,

Mr. Malik has been actively engaged as a consultant for the National Counter Terrorism Authority,

Ministry of Interior, Pakistan, in the Formulation and

Writing of the National Counter Terrorism Strategy and Threat Assessment for Pakistan.

Furthermore, he has previously worked as a Consultant to the United Nations Institute

for Disarmament Research for a project on the “European Union Action on

Small Arms and Light Weapons, and Explosive Remnants of War”,

during which he was involved in compiling a high-level policy report

on the ‘EU’s Humanitarian and Reconstruction Efforts in Afghanistan

and their relationship with the Proliferation of Small Arms and Light Weapons’.

Mr. Malik has completed his doctoral thesis on “The Weaponisation of Afghanistan

and the Effects of Small Arms and Light Weapons on Conflict Dynamics”,

through which he developed an expertise on conflict dynamics in Afghanistan

during extensive research that entailed numerous visits to Afghanistan and Central Asia,

where he gained access to numerous political and military figures

within the Taliban and opposition, Pakistani Government and military,

UN and NGO community, non-state actors and militias, and European Union

representatives as an unattached independent observer throughout these countries:

at many levels of social interaction, from Taliban clerics

and opposition spokesmen to field commanders, combatants (including child combatants)

and civilians on all sides; in urban and rural areas;

on Taliban front-lines as well as in safe rear zones; at many levels of the humanitarian aid community;

and, throughout the military (especially including the security services),

civilian, political elite, and general populace of Afghani and Pakistani societies.

Recently, Mr. Malik conducted research on “Strategic Vision,

a Proposal for the Re-direction of Pakistan as a Senior Fellow at the School of Advanced

International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University, Washington DC, for the year 2013.

He subsequently initiated a paper on Countering Terrorism through a National Strategy

– Pakistan’s Complex Strategic Imperative as a resident and visiting Carnegie Fellow

at the New America Foundation. Mr. Malik regularly delivers talks

and presentations at national and international conferences,

such as at the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University,

presenting, Talking with the Taliban: Pakistan’s Strategic Dilemma, 20 June 2013, Rome Building,

SAIS, Washington DC,, and, National Conference on Emerging

Security Architecture in South Asia – Prospects & Challenges,

presenting Irregular Warfare & Strategic Stability in South Asia. 06 May 2014.

Mr. Malik frequently speaks at and attends international conferences of repute,

and has also appeared frequently on TV, both in Pakistan

and globally through channels such as Sky TV, PTV, BBC, Al Arabiya,

Al Jazeera, Abu Dhabi TV, Al Ain TV, Saudi TV, Libyan TV, News1, Khyber TV, and Voice of America.



Beryl Ratzer. 

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

I was born in South Africa but have lived here in Israel more than half my life.

Professionally I worked many years as an accountant but reduced my hours when

I qualified as an registered Israeli guide.

Over the years I have guided pilgrims, Christian and Jewish,

as well as regular groups and my site www.ratzer-holyland.comhas testimonies from a few of them.

I wrote “A Historical Tour Of the Holy Land” to fill a vacuum

– the need for a concise and accurate chronological history of the Land of Israel.

The English version is in its third edition and it is also available in Spanish and Russian.

All three versions are available on Kindle.

Lately I have begun writing a regular Points to Ponder blog in which

I offer links to articles and clips that I think will pique the interest of my readers

while offering them food for thought.



Mark A. Calabria.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is director of financial regulation studies at the Cato Institute.

Before joining Cato in 2009, he spent six years as a member of the senior professional staff

of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs.

In that position, Calabria handled issues related to housing, mortgage finance,

economics, banking and insurance for Ranking Member Richard Shelby (R-AL).

Prior to his service on Capitol Hill, Calabria served as Deputy Assistant Secretary

for Regulatory Affairs at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development,

and also held a variety of positions at Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies,

the National Association of Home Builders and the National Association of Realtors.

Calabria has also been a Research Associate with the U.S. Census Bureau’s Center

for Economic Studies. He has extensive experience evaluating the impacts of legislative

and regulatory proposals on financial and real estate markets,

with particular emphasis on how policy changes in Washington affect low

and moderate income households. He holds a doctorate in economics from George Mason University.


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Bob Goldberg. 

The Daily Journalist 

Director Tanner Humanities Center, History, University of Utah

CoDirector Middle East Center, Middle East Center, University of Utah

Professor, History, University of Utah



Dmitry Linnik.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is a seasoned journalist who began working at the English-language

service of Radio Moscow in 1973.  After 20 years anchoring at the well-known radio station,

he became one of the first Russian reporters to create online news digests

for English-language news outlets.  In 1995 Dmitry Linnik joined the BBC’s Moscow

bureau and later transferred to London. He took over as head

of the Voice of Russia London bureau in 2011.

Mr Linnik comments regularly on a wide range of domestic Russian issues,

relations between Russia and Great Britain,

and writes on political relations between East and West.

More recently Mr Linnik has appeared regularly as a commentator on British

and foreign radio and television. His many years of experience with both Russian

and Western media gives him a unique perspective of how both sides view and portray each other.



Andri P. Tsygankov. 

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

Professor  San Francisco State University

International Relations  and Political Science

Russia/Former Soviet Union studies



James Tracy 

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

PhD, University of Iowa

Media History and Analysis, Political Economy of Communication

James Tracy teaches courses examining the relationship between commercial

and alternative news media and socio-political issues and events.

His recent work has been published in Journalism Practice, Work,

Organisation, Labour and Globalisation, and two edited volumes.

He is editor of Democratic Communiqué, journal of the Union for Democratic

Communications, an affiliate of Project Censored, and a regular contributor to GlobalResearch.ca.



Steve Charnovitz. 

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He teaches at George Washington University Law School

and writes on international trade, international law,

U.S. foreign relations law, and environmental sustainability.

Steve hails from Savannah, Georgia. He received a B.A. from Yale College,

a J.D. from the Yale Law School, and an M.P.P. from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Prior to joining the Faculty in 2004, he practiced law for six years

at the firm now known as Wilmer Hale in Washington, D.C.

From 1995 to 1999, he was Director of the Global Environment & Trade Study (GETS) located at Yale University.

From 1991 to 1995, he was Policy Director of the Competitiveness Policy Council.

The Council issued four reports to the U.S. Congress and President.

From 1987 to 1991, he was a Legislative Assistant to the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives

(Wright and Foley). Early in his career, he was an analyst at the U.S. Department of Labor

where his assignments included investigating foreign labor conditions,

trade adjustment assistance, and technical cooperation with Saudi Arabia.

Professor Charnovitz serves on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of International Economic Law,

the World Trade ReviewCosmopolis. A Review of Cosmopolitics,

and the Journal of Environment & Development.

He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the American Law Institute.

He is the author, co-author, or co-editor of three books and over 200 articles, essays, or book reviews.

He is admitted to the bar in New York and the District of Columbia.

He blogs at International Economic Law and Policy Blog.



Adam Levine.

Contributor The Daily Journalist

He is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University

and Director of the Brown University Global Emergency Medicine Fellowship.

He received his Medical Doctorate from the University of California,

San Francisco and his Masters of Public Health from the University of California,

Berkeley before completing his specialty training in Emergency Medicine

at the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency in Boston.

Dr. Levine has worked clinically and/or conducted research in Mexico,

India, Zambia, South Africa, Bangladesh, Rwanda, Haiti, Libya, and South Sudan.

He currently serves as the Emergency Medicine

Coordinator for the USAID-funded Rwanda Human Resources for Health Program;

as a member of the Emergency Response Team for International Medical Corps,

a disaster and humanitarian relief organization;

and as Associate Faculty for the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative,

whose goals are to improve the quality and professionalize the delivery of humanitarian

and disaster relief. Dr. Levine also serves as the Editor-in-chief for Academic Emergency Medicine’s

annual Global Emergency Medicine Literature Review.

His own research focuses on improving the delivery of emergency

care in resource-limited settings and during humanitarian emergencies.


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Kala Jerzy.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He graduated from University College London (UCL)

with a first class honors degree in Hebrew and History,

after which she pursued a legal career, also in London.

She completed law school in 2011 and moved to New York in 2012,

where she has been writing for a bunch of art and culture online publications.

She has been a creative director for a number of companies,

and she has successfully run advertising and branding campaigns.

Kala speaks English, Hebrew, Polish, German and Russian.




Michael Braun. 

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

As a co-founder and one of two Managing Partners,

Mr. Braun determines SGI’s strategic direction and fosters the company’s top performance

track record while continuing to build and expand SGI’s project portfolio.

Mr. Braun’s decorated, diverse, and extensive leadership career in law enforcement and security,

primarily in conflict and near-post conflict high-risk environments,

made him instrumental in SGI’s formative development in 2008

and have enabled him to help significantly increase SGI’s revenue each year since.

His extensive senior leadership experience, spanning 33 years in federal,

state and local law enforcement,

including 24 years in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA),

where he retired as the Assistant Administrator and Chief of Operations (SES-6),

is highlighted by his development of the DEA’s successful counter-narco-terrorism programs

and the agency’s extensive expansion in Afghanistan from 2004 to 2008.

His simultaneous SES Directorship of three Department of Justice- (DOJ)

and DEA-led multi-agency intelligence organizations supporting critically-important U.S.

counter-terrorism and counter-narcotics initiatives

further bolstered his executive leadership experience.




Fadi Elsalameen.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is a political commentator, businessman, op-ed writer, blogger,

youth leader, and public speaker. He is an Adjunct Senior Fellow

at the American Security Project, a Washington, D

C think tank that has been created to develop an American national security vision

and strategy for the 21st century. Elsalameen is also a fellow

with the New America Foundation’s American Strategy Program,

a nonpartisan public policy institute that invests in new thinkers

and new ideas to address the next generation of challenges facing the United States.

He was the director general of Palestine Note.

Before that, he served as the director of Institutional Advancement

at the American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) where he established

the Development Department by securing the first foundation grant to the organization.

Elsalameen worked as a program adviser at the Imaginations Group where he worked

with teams of international development finance and youth experts

to design investment strategies for youth in the Middle East and South America.

Elsalameen speaks Arabic, Hebrew, English, French, and Mandarin-Chinese.








Len Colodny. 

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is American journalist and awarded counterpart,

author of the “The Forty Years War: the Rise and Fall of the Neocons
from Nixon to Obama.”



Robert Rubinstein.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist  

I am a curator, guide, advisor, rainmaker on ESG and Impact Investing (Sustainable Finance).

My mission is to create an economy based upon well being.

To achieve that goal, I mobilize capital for sustainable investment.

This is achieved by educating asset owners and managers why is Values Based Investing important.

TBLI GROUP is based in Amsterdam, NL, and through its annual TBLI CONFERENCE™,

is the Values Based Investor Forum for Asset Owners and Managers.

We have held 25 annual events over 16 year period in Europe, Asia and North America.







Animesh Roul. 

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is a co-founder and presently, the Executive Director (Research)

of the Society for the Study of Peace and Conflict, New Delhi.

He is involved with independent think tanks, media houses,

and policy organizations in India and abroad and contributes regularly to web portals,

Newspapers, and scholarly journals.

In his earlier stint he worked as a Research Associate at New Delhi based

Institute for Conflict Management.

Mr. Roul holds a master’s degree in Modern Indian History

and received a Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) degree from the School of International Studies,

Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He specialises in Islamic fundamentalism,

WMD terrorism, armed conflict and issues relating to arms control and proliferations in South Asia.

His views appeared in Jerusalem Post and La Clave, among others.

Mr Roul has written for Terrorism Focus/Monitor (Jamestown Foundation),

ISN Security Watch, South Asia Intelligence Review and Peace and Conflict Monitor.



Alon Blankstein.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is the CFO of MATE Intelligent Video. Alon is a financial

and Business development executive with a broad experience

in all aspects of fundraising, marketing, and management.

Alon has vast experience managing and consulting in the security surveillance.



David Isenberg.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is the author of the book Shadow Force: Private Security Contractors in Iraq.

His blog is Isenberg Institute of Strategic Satire.

He wrote the “Dogs of War” weekly column for UPI from 2008 to 2009.

During 2009 he ran theNorwegian Initiative on Small Arms Transfers

project at the International Peace Research Institute, Oslo.

In 2011 he testified before Congress on labor trafficking by a KBR subcontractor.

He is a Senior Analyst at Wikistrat.

His affiliations include the Straus Military Reform Project

and the Independent Institute. He is a US Navy veteran.



Dale Yeager.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He began his education as a Criminal Behavior Analyst in 1988.

He has extensive training in criminal psychologyforensic psychology,

sex crimes investigation, and crime scene forensics /

procedures and domestic terrorism analysis.

Mr. Yeager also had advanced training at the

Federal Law Enforcement Training Center from 2005 to 2008.

As a Criminal Behavior Analyst, Mr. Yeager has consulted

on numerous criminal cases, including the first murder investigation of JonBenet Ramsey.



Ami Vider.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is a social networking and blogging professionals.

Since 2006 he has been advising, writing, editing

and publishing blogs for technology companies.

In addition, he trains and advises executives in the use of social media

for marketing and image promotion.

In the past, Ami has been a chip designer (non-volatile memory /

EE and FPGA) and a field engineer for storage companies and design software (CAD/EDA).


Alexander Athos. 

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is a writer and businessman.

He was awarded a Bachelor of Arts (European History)


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Khairuddin Shadani.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

Ambassador for media, press and websites,

He grew up in his birthplace where he made the first steps in different fields.

He is a promising leader and accomplished executive with proven expertise

in public diplomacy & media industry.

Khairuddin Shadani is an international relations expert,

journalist, analyst and human rights & social activist;

whereby his service has been acknowledged by national and international

stakeholders and is specialized Public Diplomacy, Organizational Planning, Lobbying,

Conflict Management, Media Planning & Media Relations, Marketing Campaign,

and Sponsorship & Fund Raising.

He is a member of various diplomatic and media forums across the world.

Khairuddin Shadani is the founder of Planet Diplomat.

Planet Diplomat aimed to be world leading independent,

non-partisan and non-profit think tank organization that conducts research

and engages in advocacy in areas such as international diplomacy,

conflicts management, political & social strategy and peace & international development.

The mission of Plant Diplomat is to encourage interaction of the diplomatic community

and global information sharing in order to strengthen international peace,

development and United Nation’s global agenda.

The objectives of Planet Diplomat are: Engagement of diplomatic community,

policy makers & decision-makers in peace-building and global development;

Collaboration with leading development organization, identifying shared principles,

policies and practices to strengthen United Nations global agenda;

Root cause identification and advocacy for resolving international conflicts;

Exchange of values and intercultural dialogue,

fostering mutual understanding between communities and cultures.



Maha Hamdan.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist  

Extensive experience in “Middle East” diplomatic processes,

tracks and analyzes issues such as extremist activities, the Muslim Brotherhood,

Kurdish terrorism, Syrian politics, Jabhat al-nusra, Hezbollah, cyber crime,

and Taliban activities in Syria.Well known for expertise on Terrorism. 

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.



Siddharth Chatterjee.  

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

Prior to joining UNFPA he served at the International Federation

of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies(IFRC) HQ in Genava

as its Chief Diplomat and led its efforts in resource mobilization and partnerships.

Before joining the IFRC, he had served in the United Nations since 1997.

He has lived and worked in the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Europe.

In South Sudan, he negotiated the release and demobilized

3551 child soldiers from the Sudan People’s Liberation Army.

This demobilization was the first time that such an action

was undertaken during an ongoing conflict.

He is a graduate in Public Policy from Princeton University.

He is a former Special Forces officer and was decorated

for gallantry during his service in the Indian Army.

He writes extensively on humanitarian, development & compelling social issues.

His OP-EDs have featured in the CNN, the Huffington Post, the Guardian,

Forbes, Reuters, the Global Observatory and mainstream Indian journals.

All his OP-EDs are on his blog site.

He also did a TEDx talk on child soldiers in Spain.

He was interviewed by BBC, Al Jazeera, the Global Observatory,

Inter Press Service, VOA, NPR and UNICEF.

He has been mentioned in various news journals.

All his interviews and mentions in the press can be found here.

A fitness buff, a lover of English literature and poetry, in the past he has been a keen horseman,

a parachutist as well as a SCUBA diver.

He is a husband and a father and he dotes on his son.



Daniel Brode. 

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

Senior Intelligence Analyst with Max-Security Solutions,

a geopolitical risk-consulting firm in Israel. Articles have been published

in The New York Times, Jerusalem Post, Al-Arabiya, and Hurriyet.

Matriculated at the Virginia Military Institute; completed US Army Airborne School

and an exchange program at the University of the German Federal Armed Forces Hamburg.

Studied at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem before receiving a B.A.

from Duquesne University in History and a Minor in German. Graduated with a M.A.

in Security & Diplomacy from Tel Aviv University.

Interned as a research analyst for the Institute for National Security Studies in the Military

and Strategic Affairs Program and represented Tel Aviv University

in the Wikistrat International Grand Strategy Competition.

Completed mandatory military service in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).

Author of www.middleeastconflicts.com



Catherine Shakdam. 

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

Catherine is a political analyst for the Middle East with a special focus on Yemen

and radical movements.

The Associate Director of the Beirut Center for Middle Eastern Studies,

she has contributed her analyses to the Middle East Monitor,

Foreign Policy Association, Your Middle East, IslamistGate,

Majalla, ABNA, Open Democracy, International Policy Digest,

Mintpress, Eurasia Review and many more.

A regular commentator on NewsMax and Etijah TV

she has also worked as a contributing analyst for Wikistrat

and helped oversee several rights campaign in both Yemen and Bahrain.

Follow Catherine on Twitter at @thelevantnews



Ariz Huseynov.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He holds an MA in International Relations from the University of Manchester, UK.

He is a lecturer at the Department of International Relations

and Political Science, Khazar University. Previously, he had worked as an Advisor Expert

on the Wider Black Sea Area at the Foreign Policy Analysis Department,

Center for Strategic Studies (SAM), and taught Political Science

and Geopolitics at Qafqaz University.

His field of research includes Eastern European Politics and Energy Issues.



Jon Kofas

Contributor for The Daily Journalist. 

Retired university professor

Academic Writing

International Political Economy – Fiction


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George Kiourktsoglou.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

He has a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering (Aristotelian Technical University, Greece, 1992),

an M.Sc. in Nuclear Engineering (Cornell University, U.S.A., 1996),

a Diploma in Management (ALBA Graduate Business School, Greece, 2006)

and an M.B.A. in Shipping (ALBA Graduate Business School, Greece, 2008).

As an intern, he worked for the Israeli Public Corporation of Electricity

and from 1996 until 2009 for Royal Dutch Shell.

Currently he does research as a Ph.D. candidate (Maritime Security)

and lectures (Strategy and Management) at the University of Greenwich.

George is a member of the American Nuclear Society,

the Chartered Management Institute and the Institute of Marine Engineering,

Science Technology in London.

He speaks Greek, English, German, Japanese and French.



Anna Corsaro. 

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

She is a Crisis and Homeland Security Advisor for Governments,

Corporations and NGOs leading a Team of Experts.

She has worked as Multi Unit Hospitality General Manager, CEO,

Board of Directors, Government Consultant, Special Adviser for Secretary of Embassy,

Consultant for a Law Enforcement Agency.


Gurcan Celik.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is a researcher and media strategist for cyber sect.

Currently works for CYBER SECT and Turkish Central News,.

In the past he was part of PrevioMedya EGE Türkiye.

He studied at AOF Media with a degree in Communication Studies.