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Dr. Mei Gechlik.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

She is Founder and Director of Stanford Law School’s China Guiding Cases Project (“CGCP”).

Formerly a tenured professor in Hong Kong,

she has been a visiting faculty member at Peking University and the University of Vienna.

Dr. Gechlik founded the CGCP in February 2011

in response to the landmark decision of the Supreme People’s Court of China

to release certain Chinese court judgments as de facto binding “Guiding Cases” (“GCs”).

With support from an international team ofapproximately 200 law students,

lawyers, and translation professionals, as well as an advisory board of approximately

50 distinguished experts, including justices from the U.S. Supreme Court

and the Supreme People’s Court, the CGCP has quickly become the premier source

of translations and analyses of GCs.

In her early years at Stanford, Dr. Gechlik founded and served as president and CEO

of Good Governance International (GGI), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization

that promotes the core principles of good governance.

Dr. Gechlik created the China eGovernment Development Index

to assess e-government development in Chinese localities.

The project was widely reported by China’s media, including the People’s Daily.

From 2001 to 2005, Dr. Gechlik worked for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace,

a Washington-based think tank.

In this capacity, she has testified before the U.S. Congress on various topics about China

and has advised the United Nations and the Chinese government

on implementing rule of law programs.  She also has initiated meetings,

including the “Legal Reform in China” Conference,

featuring such distinguished speakers as the Hon. Sandra Day O’Connor,

Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, and the Hon. Zhou Wenzhong,

Ambassador of China to the United States.

Dr. Gechlik is admitted as a barrister in England, Wales, and Hong Kong

and is a member of the Bar in New York and the District of Columbia.

She received her J.S.D. from Stanford Law School and her M.B.A.

in Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.



Jinhoa Lee.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

Ph.D. (2015). Middle East and Africa Area Studies (Economics),

Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul, South Korea

Natural Resource and Environmental Economics and Energy Infrastructure

with a special focus on Asia, the Middle East and North Africa



James Hyde.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

He  has been an award-winning journalist for over 32 years and an author,

and is currently co-founder of The Amil Imani National Security Initiative,

where he is director of operations, a political and intelligence analyst,

and eBook author focusing on radical Islam

and the existential threats posed by theocratic Islamic states to the U.S.

His main areas of focus are ISIS, remaining vigilant about the adoption of Sharia Law,

and the vulnerability of U.S. infrastructures, especially the electric grid.



Sira Sorko-Ram.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

She has worked as director and producer of documentary films.

“Dry Bones,” a film on the prophetic significance of Israel’s rebirth is acclaimed

around the world and was seen by Golda Meir.

Shira has written for many publications concerning the

Messianic Jewish Movement and the Christians’ part in Israel’s spiritual resurrection.

She writes a monthly newsletter, MAOZ ISRAEL REPORT,

giving the prophetic, political, and spiritual perspective of current events in Israel.

It is translated in 9 languages, including Russian and Chinese.

Shira and Ari Sorko-Ram married in 1977 and have been ministering in Israel since then.

As Messianic Jews, Ari and Shira direct Maoz Israel Ministries.

They have pioneered several Messianic Jewish congregations in the Tel Aviv area

and sponsored national conferences for the Israeli believers.

They founded Congregation Tiferet Yeshua (the Glory of Yeshua),

a Hebrew-speaking congregation in the heart of downtown Tel Aviv,

and continue to serve in an apostolic role.

The congregation has a strong thrust in evangelism–the full message of the Gospel–

spiritual, emotional, and physical salvation through Yeshua, the Messiah.

They also encourage and sponsor born-again Jews returning to the land of Israel.

They help immigrants set up small businesses, help them with immigration,

and have fought for the civil rights of Jewish believers in Yeshua (Jesus) in the land of Israel.

They translate and publish books in Hebrew for the growth of the body in Israel—

books by Jack Hayford, Joyce Meyer, Joy Dawson, Oswald Chambers,

Josh McDowell, John Maxwell, Bruce Wilkinson, John Bevere,

Gordon Lindsay and numerous others.

They have staged drama presentations of the Gospel in the streets of Tel Aviv and Haifa,

where they saw hundreds show interest in knowing more about Yeshua, the Jewish Messiah.

In September 2002, they established istandwithisrael.com,

a benevolence fund for the poor and needy among Messianic Jewish believers in Israel,

and victims of terrorism.  Since that time, they have distributed more than $4,000,000

to the hurting of Israel.



Leon Hadar.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

He is a foreign policy analyst, author, and contributing editor at TAC.

He holds a Ph.D. from American University, and is the author of the books Quagmire:

America in the Middle East and Sandstorm:

Policy Failure in the Middle East. He is a Wikistrat expert

and former Cato Institute research fellow,

and his articles have appeared in the New York Times, The Washington Post,

Washington Times, The Los Angeles Times,

Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, and the National Interest.



Jim Kouri.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

He is CPP is currently fifth vice-president of the National Association of Chiefs of Police.

He’s former chief at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights

nicknamed “Crack City” by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s.

In addition, he served as director of public safety at a New Jersey

university and director of security for several major organizations.

He’s also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police

and security officers throughout the country.

Jim writes for many police and crime magazines including Chief of Police,

Police Times, The Narc Officer, Campus Law Enforcement Journal,

and others. He’s appeared as on-air commentator for over 100 TV and radio news

and talk shows including Oprah, McLaughlin Report, CNN Headline News, MTV,

Fox News, etc. His book Assume The Position is available at Amazon.Com,

Booksamillion.com, and can be ordered at local bookstores.

Jim holds a bachelor of science in criminal justice and master of arts

in public administration and he’s a board certified protection professional.



Robert David Steele

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

Robert David Steele or for Latinos Robert David Steele Vivas, is a former spy,

honorary hacker, top Amazon reviewer for non-fiction,

and CEO of Earth Intelligence Network.

He is a proponent of applied collective intelligence and open source everything,

and politically, a proponent of electoral reform inclusive of a restoration of state rights

and a Constitutional Convention. The son of an oil engineer he grew up in Asia

and South America, and went on to earn degrees in political science,

international relations, and public administration.

His thesis on the preconditions of revolution,

and the graphic showing preconditions of revolution existing in the USA today,

were popularized by a profile of him in The Guardian that has received 68,000 “likes.”

Learn more about him at http://robertdavidsteele.com, and subscribe to his curated blog at http://phibetaiota.net


William “Bill” Hecht.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

He was a financial services professional for over twenty years,

acting variously as broker, advisor, and hedge-fund trader.

He produced and hosted a small financial radio show for several months in 2005-6

where his guests included Jim Rodgers, Richard Russell, Bob Prechter,

Arch Crawford, Mark Leibovit and Joe Granville.

He has been a college instructor for twelve years and occasionally

teaches courses in finance, economics, or diversity.

He is the staff editor for SED, Inc., a prestigious economics newsletter,

and he makes regular blog posts for his website, moviesmarketsandmore.com.

Mr. Hecht received a BA from the University of Wisconsin in International Relations

and an MBA from Thunderbird Graduate School of International Management.



Dr. Reza Yeganehshakib.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is an Iran Expert at Corr Analytics, a New York-based political risk consultancy

and an adjunct faculty at Fullerton College where he teaches the history of the Middle East.

He is also an International Advisory Board member at Critical Mobilization Group.

Reza Yeganehshakib holds a Ph.D. in history with a specialization in World

and Middle Eastern history at the University of California, Irvine (UCI).

He received a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Iran Azad University,

an M.S. in Environmental Studies-Policy and Planning

from California State University Fullerton, and an M.A.

in history from UCI, where he serves as a Research Associate

at the Samuel Jordan Center for Persian Studies. Dr. Yeganehshakib

is a member of the Middle East Studies Association and

the International Society for Iranian Studies.

He was previously affiliated with the National Iranian Oil Company.



Paul Antonopoulos.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

Western Sydney University

Masters of Arts Research degree.

His thesis is on the Saudi-Iranian Geopolitical Rivalry in the Syrian War.

He is currently working with Al-Masdar News,

and been involved in many projects.



Junaid Qaiser. 

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

Hope this email finds you well. It’s really great to know about you and

‘The Daily Journalist’, surely, it would be a great honour for me to be your unique

and highly expert world online community.

I am Junaid Qaiser, social media coordinator at Pakistan Peoples Party Punjab.

I have experience of working with civil society organizations,

print media, online social media and political party.

In addition to my postgraduate studies (M.A) in Political Science,

I have participated and represented Pakistan in the various seminars

and workshops organized by international organizations in Pakistan and abroad.

I am Pakistani Christian, so I have been also working to highlight religious

minorities issues and religious persecution through social media

as well as supporting liberal democratic voices and political movements

for improving human rights situation in Pakistan.

I am extremely liberal person and strongly believe in contemporary scientific values,

fundamental rights and democratic evolution.

I am striving for democracy and particularly minorities

rights through my writings and online activism.


Barack Obama Mandela.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is a California attorney.

He graduated from UC Hastings College of the Law

which is California’s oldest law school. Mr. Mandela

served as policy adviser to California Governor

Pete Wilson and public affairs intern for US Senator Barack Boxer.

He also served as public affairs intern for the Israeli Consulate

and mayor of Jerusalem, Ehud Olmert. A military veteran, he is

a recipient of the National Defense Service Medal.



Fuad Shahbazov.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is a researcher and political reviewer from Azerbaijan.

His area of expertise includes military, religious extremism,

terrorism and foreign policy issues.

Fuad is the author of numerous scholarly articles published

by the well-known “Today`s Zaman”, “Aljazeera Turkey”,

“Turkey Institute”, “The Washington Review”, “TASAM”,

“SDE Institute”, “Newtimes.az”, “Hufftingon Post”,

“The Global World Post”, “BBC” and etc.

He is author of books titled “Syria 1946-2012″ (2012)

and “Tunisian model of Democracy in Arab world” (2015).



Dr. Marianna Charountaki.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

She is lecturer at University of Reading

Expertise on International Relations Theory;

International Relations of the Middle East,

US and Kurdish foreign policy and Turkish-Iranian relations.



Dr. Imran Ali Sandano.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is an author of “Sufism and Peace: A Counter Strategy of Extremism”

and “Separatist Movement of Balochistan: A Nontraditional Security Threat” books.

Currently, he is Research Fellow at Nontraditional Security

and Peaceful Development Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China.

Dr Sandano has earned PhD degree in Nontraditional Security Management

from Zhejiang University, China and M.Phil in Peace

and Conflict Studies from National Defence University, Pakistan.

His areas of interest are nontraditional security issues, human security,

terrorism, conflict resolution and Sufism.

Mr. Sandano is a freelance columnist of different national

and international newspapers and magazines.



Professor Joseph Anthony.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is Emeritus Professor at La Trobe University,

where he held the Chair in International Relations.

He was founding Director of the Centre for Dialogue, La Trobe University (2006-2012).

Joseph Camilleri is also Managing Director of Alexandria Agenda,

a new venture in ethical consulting offering services in the areas of sustainability,

diversity and education.

He has written some 20 major books and more than 100 book chapters

and journal articles. Recent publications include:

The UN Alliance of Civilizations in Asia – South Pacific:

Current Context and Future Pathways (2014);

Culture, Religion and Conflict in Muslim Southeast Asia (Routledge 2013);

Human Security Matters (2012); Religion and Ethics in a Globalizing World:

Conflict, Dialogue and Transformation (Palgrave MacMillan, 2011);

Worlds in Transition: Evolving Governance Across a Stressed Planet (Edward Elgar 2009).

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

He has researched, lectured and given evidence to government

and other enquiries on issues of governance, human rights,

cultural and religious dialogue, development, environment,

and security. He is the recipient of several awards, including the Order of Australia Medal.

Professor Camilleri’s personal website: www.Josephcamilleri.org


John Mariotti.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

John Mariotti is an internationally recognized executive, author, speaker, and board member; formerly President of Huffy Bicycles, Group President of Rubbermaid Office Products Group, and Board Chairman of World Kitchen, Inc., (Corelle, Pyrex, CorningWare). He is currently President and CEO of The Enterprise Group.

After successful 30-year career as an executive, John founded of The Enterprise Group, a coalition of shared-time executive advisors in 1994. He has since served on six corporate boards; spoken at well-known universities, including The Ohio State University, University of Tennessee, Georgia Tech, and others; and been an advisor to many companies including Titleist, Scotts, Emerson, Dirt-Devil, CharBroil, Manco, Deere, TVA, Southern Company, Hill’s Pet Nutrition, and others.

Mariotti has authored 10 business books and a novel., Included are multiple award-winners: The Shape Shifters (1997) and The Complexity Crisis (2008), and a highly regarded novel on cyber-terrorism, The Chinese Conspiracy. (2010). His latest book is Roadmap To Profitable Growth (2013). John has also written columns and articles for Forbes, Fortune, IndustryWeek, the American Management Association, Management Centre Europe, SmallBizTrends.com, American Express Open Forum, Executive Excellence, and many other US/Global magazines, blogs and web sites.

During his career John served for a decade on the HUFFYPAC Executive Committee; as President of the US Bicycle Industry Association. he was the primary industry contact with many government agencies including the USTR, the ITC, NHTSA, US Customs, US House and Senate members and State governments (IL, OK, OH, TN). Mariotti also served on the governor’s advisory committee for the JTPA (Jobs Training Partnership Act), as Board Chairman of the Productivity Communications Center, and Chairman of Goodwill Industries of Dayton (OH).

John has spoken to thousands of people in the business, professional and university audiences in the US and Europe; he hosted a one-hour talk-radio show on the North American Broadcasting Network, (The Life of Business & the Business of Life); founded & moderated, The Reunion Conference, an annual roundtable/think-tank for 16 years.

John holds a B. S. M. E., from Bradley University, an M. S. M. E. from the University of Wisconsin, and lives in the Columbus, OH area.


Nadeem Wayalat

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

Has over 20 years experience of trading derivatives, portfolio management and analysing the financial markets, including one of few who both anticipated and Beat the 1987 Crash.

Nadeem’s forward looking analysis specialises on UK inflation, economy, interest rates and the housing market and he is the author of the NEW Inflation Mega-Trend ebook that can be downloaded for Free.

Nadeem is the Editor of The Market Oracle, a FREE Daily Financial Markets Analysis & Forecasting online publication.


Richard L. Cravatts

Richard L. Cravatts

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

He is the president of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East, with 30,000 faculty members on 3200 campuses worldwide.

Cravatts has published over 350 articles, op-ed pieces, columns, and book chapters on campus anti-Semitism, academic free speech, terrorism, Constitutional law, Middle East politics, and social policy, and is the author of the book, Genocidal Liberalism:The University’s War Against Israel & Jews. He is also lectures nationally on campuses on the topic of campus anti-Israelism.

In addition to his role at Scholars for Peace in the Middle East, Dr, Cravatts is a board member of the AMCHA Initiative, the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law, and The Journal for the Study of Antisemitism.



Ivan Eland.

Contributor of The Daily Journalist

He is Senior Fellow and Director of the Center on Peace & Liberty

at the Independent Institute. Dr. Eland is a graduate of Iowa State University

and received an M.B.A. in applied economics and a Ph.D.

in Public Policy from George Washington University.

He has been Director of Defense Policy Studies at the Cato Institute,

and he spent 15 years working for Congress on national security issues,

including stints as an investigator for the House Foreign Affairs Committee

and Principal Defense Analyst at the Congressional Budget Office.

He also has served as Evaluator-in-Charge (national security and intelligence)

for the U.S. General Accounting Office (now the Government Accountability Office),

and has testified on the military and financial aspects of NATO

expansion before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee,

on CIA oversight before the House Government Reform Committee,

and on the creation of the Department of Homeland Security

before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

His articles have appeared in American Prospect, Arms Control Today,

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists,Emory Law Journal, The Independent Review,

Issues in Science and Technology (National Academy of Sciences),

Mediterranean Quarterly, Middle East and International Review,

Middle East Policy, Nexus,Chronicle of Higher Education, American Conservative,

International Journal of World Peace, 

and Northwestern Journal of International Affairs.

Dr. Eland’s popular writings have appeared in such publications as the Los Angeles Times,

San Francisco Chronicle, USA Today, Houston Chronicle, Dallas Morning News,

New York Times, Chicago Sun-Times, San Diego Union-Tribune, Miami Herald,

St. Louis Post-Dispatch,Newsday, Sacramento Bee, Orange County Register,

Washington Times, Providence Journal, The Hill, and Defense News.

He has appeared on ABC’s World News Tonight,  NPR’s Talk of the Nation,  PBS,

Fox News Channel, CNBC, Bloomberg TV, CNN, CNN Crossfire, 

CNN-fn, C-SPAN, MSNBC, Canadian Broadcasting Corp. (CBC),

Canadian TV (CTV), Radio Free Europe, Voice of America, BBC,

and other local, national, and international TV and radio programs.



Ron Aledo. 

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

Ron Aledo, is a retired U.S Army officer, former senior analyst for the CIA (ctr),

former senior analyst for the DIA (ctr), operations and intelligence officer for the

Joint Staff- The Pentagon, advisor to the Chief of Analysis of the Afghan National

Police in Kabul and former International Business Developer for L-3

Communications. He recently moved to Europe and as analyst, macroeconomics, risk

and geopolitical advisor, investment and banking analyst, negotiator, consultant or

international business developer I am very sure I can offer extremely unique expert skills.



Jasna Čošabić.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

PhD in law at Belgrade University in 2011 (Magna Cum Laude)

on jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights

Professor of IT and EU law in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Co-editor in chief of ‘Actualities’ journal of Banja Luka College

Formerly legal expert at the Human Rights Ombudsman of BaH,

praxis in the European Court of Human Rights

Author of numerous papers on human rights, IT law and EU law

Published articles in moderndiplomacy.eu, Foreign Policy News,

ifimes, World News-wn.com, nsnbc international, orbus.be, and others


Toby Halloran

Toby Halloran.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

has consulted on cross-cultural dialogue, media and strategy in the GCC and North

Africa. Mentored by Adel Darwish (Author, Historian and Political

commentator), Toby started his career in journalism,

covering the MENA region, writing for publications

such as The Middle East Magazine and working in editorial

at The Daily Star and Al-Watan Daily in Kuwait.

Like many media professionals, Toby’s career moved into communications

consultancy where he tenured consultancies for the Foundation of Abdul

Aziz Saud Al-Babtain, organising a well known international conference

‘The Role of the Media in the Dialogue between the Arabs and the West’,

The Conservative Arab Network in London, invited to speak at the well known

event ‘The 18 days that changed Egypt’,

with further consultancies in the U.A.E and Cairo.

He now specialises as a communications

and commercial strategy consultant with a focus on the GCC region and has been

accepted to read Theology at the University of Oxford.



Paul Pillar.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

He is a Non-resident Senior Fellow at the Center for Security Studies of

Georgetown University and the Brookings Institution and an Associate

Fellow of the Geneva Center for Security Policy. He retired in 2005 from a

28-year career in the U.S. intelligence community. His senior positions

included National Intelligence Officer for the Near East and South Asia,

Deputy Chief of the DCI Counterterrorist Center, and Executive Assistant to

the Director of Central Intelligence. He is a Vietnam War veteran and a

retired officer in the U.S. Army Reserve. Dr. Pillar’s degrees are from

Dartmouth College, Oxford University, and Princeton University. His books

include Negotiating Peace (1983), Terrorism and U.S. Foreign Policy

(2001), Intelligence and U.S. Foreign Policy (2011), and Why America

Misunderstands the World (2016).



Ayman Shalash.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

Dedicated writer with a nose for news, a passion for community journalism

and a reputation for impeccable ethics. Adept storyteller who treats news,

features and other events with equal passion

and thrives within the deadline-intensive environment.

Covered a range of areas from middle eastern current

and past events to British and American politics.

Consistently singled out as one of the most well informed analysts

and productive story contributors. Ayman has also been interviewed

by Channel 2 Israel News and NewsMax as well as being a contributor on i24 News,

BBC World Radio Service.



Robert Borrowes. 

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He has a lifetime commitment to understanding and ending human violence.

He has done extensive research since 1966 in an effort to understand

why human beings are violent and has been a nonviolent activist since 1981.

He is the author of ‘Why Violence?’



Petra Posega. 

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

She obtained her Master`s degree in Security studies,

and has a Degree in Political Science.

She prolifically writes for platforms and magazines on four continents

(including the Canadian (Geopolitics of Energy,

the US Addleton, and Far-Eastern Journal of Asia- Europe Relation).



Neville Teller.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

He has been commenting on the Middle East scene for over thirty years.

He is Middle East correspondent for the on-line journal Eurasia Review,

and his articles also appear regularly in the Jerusalem Post, the MPC Journal,

on his blog A Mid-East Journal and elsewhere. Born in London,

he was educated at Owen’s School and is a graduate of St Edmund Hall,

Oxford. A veteran radio and audio dramatist and abridger,

he is a past chairman of the Society of Authors’ Broadcasting Committee

and the Contributors’ Committee of the Audiobook Publishing Association.

In the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2006 he was awarded

the MBE for services to broadcasting and drama.

His latest book is “The Chaos in the Middle East, 2014-2016”.  

His other books include “One Man’s Israel”,

“One Year in the History of Israel and Palestine”

and “The Search for Détente: 2012-2014”.






Matt Schleupner.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He  is currently an active duty officer in the U.S. Army,

serving worldwide in Special Operations units.

He is currently a fellow studying international policy at Johns Hopkins.

He has a Masters in Political Science and a Juris Doctorate.

He has deployed to multiple named operations in several regions of the world.



Alessio Stilo

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

Foreign affairs scholar, political and strategic analyst, freelance journalist.

Currently he is Research associate at Rome-based think tank

Institute of High Studies in Geopolitics and Auxiliary Sciences (IsAG),

and Ph.D. researcher at University of Padova (Italy).

During 2016 he spent a research period, as Visiting PhD student,

at the University of Oxford (UK), under the supervision of Prof. Margaret MacMillan.

He also worked at the Rome Office of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR)

and at the Italian Presidency of the Council of Ministers.

In 2012 he worked, as a MAE Crui Assistant Intern,

at the Permanent Representation of Italy to the European Union,

Western Balkans Unit, in Brussels.

Freelance (registered) journalist since May 2012,

he was deputy director of the online journal Pubblicani.org,

editor-in-chief of LaSpecula.com and collaborated

with the International Journalism Festival (Perugia, 2009 – 2010 – 2011).

He is author of scientific articles, book chapters, geopolitical analysis

and more than 150 journalistic articles on geopolitics and foreign affairs.

Scientific affiliations and other memberships:

Regular member of the European International Studies Association (EISA);

Research associate at Istituto di Alti Studi in Geopolitica e Scienze Ausiliarie

– IsAG (Institute of High Studies and Auxiliary Sciences – IsAG),

since January 2013; External fellow collaborator at

Geopolitical Studies Research Centre, Institute of Political Studies,

Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University (Prague),

since April 2015; Member of the Oxford University Alumni Association;

Member of the Association of Alumni

of the Italian Society for International Organization (SIOI);

Country Representative (Italy) of International Multicultural Network (IMN);

Referee of the scientific journals: Khazar Journal of Humanities

and Social Sciences (Khazar University – Baku, Azerbaijan); Geopolitica (IsAG journal).



Reda Mansour Ph.D

Contributor for The Daily Journalist

He  is a senior Israeli Career diplomat.

He has served as the Ambassador of Israel to Brazil,

Ambassador to Ecuador (at the age of 35 he was the youngest Ambassador in Israel’s history),

Deputy Ambassador in Portugal, Consul General of Israel in Atlanta

and Dean of the Atlanta Consular Corps, and Consul in San Francisco.

Ambassador Mansour holds a PH.D from Haifa University

where his doctoral work focused on the intellectual history of modern Syria.

He also holds a master’s degree from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government

and speaks five languages.

The Ambassador is a longtime activist in the promotion of dialogue

and integration of minorities.   In recognition for his efforts for promoting

African American and Israeli Dialogue,

he was inducted into the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Board of Sponsors

at Atlanta’s prestigious Morehouse College

and Awarded the Israeli Prime Minister

and President Award and the AJC President Award.

Ambassador Mansour received numerous awards

and satiations for his innovative Work,

among them the International Heroes Award for Excellence,

the “Juscelino Kubitschek” (Brazilian President)

Medal of merit and the Tree of Life Award.

He was chosen as one of the “100 Most Influential Atlantans”

alongside many prominent figures such as President Carter

and Congress Member John Louis.

In addition to his diplomatic career, Mansour is an accomplished author.

He has published four books of poetry, as well as a number of short stories.

He has held readings of his works in many parts of the world.

The Ambassador has received the Haáretz Annual Short Story Award,

as well as the Miller Poetry Award.



Dr. Nikolay Kozhanov.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is an academy associate at the Russia and Eurasia Programme

of Chatham House and a visiting lecturer in the Political Economy

of the Middle East at the European University at St.Petersburg.

In the past, Dr. Kozhanov worked as an attaché of the Political section

of the Russian Embassy in Tehran where his responsibilities included

the analysis of socio-economic and political developments in Iran.

After the expiration of his contract with the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs,

Nikolay decided to start an academic career with a special focus on the issues

of the international relations and political economy of the Middle East

(choosing Iran and the Persian Gulf as a priority area of studies).

His recent publications include: Russia and the Syrian Conflict:

Moscow’s Domestic, Regional and Strategic Interests (London, Berlin: Gerlach Press, 2016).



Dr. Hussain Farooq.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

President & CEO, HF Corporation

He is the President & CEO, HF Corporation.  I’m a specialist and advisor on residence

and citizenship planning for HNWI’s who are interested in acquiring a second residence

or citizenship in another country.  We’re living in a global era where businesses

are going on a global scale, people are traveling around the world,

the politico-economic situation of the countries are changing

and hence the demand for global citizenship increases.

I am from Pakistan and have advised several families from different Middle Eastern

& Levant countries on the acquisition of second residence and/or citizenship in other countries.

Pakistan, along with many other Middle Eastern country, is a country where every second

HNWI wants to have a second residence or citizenship to get the luxury

of visa-free travel, to get his/her children the best of educational

& medical facilities and to secure a safe second option

for his/her family in times of political turmoil.

I am also a consultant to Chetcuti Cauchi, a full-service leading Maltese law firm

with offices in Malta, Cyprus, Monaco and Zurich,

that is specialised in the Malta, Cyprus, Swiss & Monaco residence/citizenship programs.




Marc Chandler.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He joined Brown Brothers Harriman in October 2005

as the global head of currency strategy. He is the head of Current Strategy.

Previously he was the chief currency strategist for HSBC Bank USA and Mellon Bank.

 Marc is a prolific writer and speaker.

 In addition to being frequently called up to by the newspapers

and news wires to provide insight into the developments of the day,

Chandler’s essays have been published in the Financial Times,

Barron’s, Euromoney, Corporate Finance, and Foreign Affairs.  

His analysis blog, www.marctomarket is widely read and picked up

by both the traditional and social media..  

Marc appears often on business television and is a regular guest on CNBC.

 He frequently presents to business groups and investors.   

His book, “Making Sense of the Dollar:  Exposing Dangerous Myths

about Trade and Foreign Exchange was published by Bloomberg Press

in August 2009 and it won a Bronze Award from Independent Publishers.

His current research projects include global imbalances,

Islamic finance, and the relationship between savings, investment and growth.

Marc has been analyzing the foreign exchange market for more than 20 years.  

He holds a Master’s degree in American history (1982)

from Northern Illinois University and a Master’s in International Political Economy

from the University of Pittsburgh (1984).   

He has taught classes on International Political Economy at

New York University since the early 1990s.   

He is also a Visiting Executive Lecturer at Darden Graduate School of Business Administration

at University of Virginia since 2012.  



Aamna Khan.        

Contributor for The Daily journalist 

I am an independent researcher and social activists from Pakistan.

My research Interests include Terrorism and security, Peace and Conflict studies

and Gender (more specifically women) related issues.

I’m pursuing MPhil degree in Peace and Conflict studies from

National Defence University Islamabad and got my master’s degree

in International Relations from International Islamic University Islamabad.

I am an active contributor of social media for social awareness and democratic values.

My passion is to contribute for the peace and prosperity of this world.  

I love socializing and networking with diverse communities.

I have joined many community level organizations

and remain active in various social activities.



John Gennace.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He recently graduated from the Johns Hopkins School

of Advanced International Studies,

earning a Master’s degree in international public policy.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Harvard University,

graduating cum laude, and is a former U.S. Marine with global deployment experience.



Dr. Azmanova.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist. 

She is Associate Professor of Political and Social Thought at the University of Kent,

where she teaches courses in democratic theory and political economy.

Her writing is dedicated to bringing the critique of political economy

(back) into critical social theory. Her research ranges from democratic transition

and consolidation to the dynamics of contemporary capitalism

and its effect on ideological orientation and electoral mobilisation.

Among her recent publications are The Scandal of Reason:

Critical Theory of Political Judgment (Columbia University Press, 2012),

Reclaiming Democracy: Judgment, Responsibility and the Right to Politics, ed.

with Mihaela Mihai (Routhledge, 2015); “The Right to Politics”,

Philosophy and Social Criticism 42 (2016), and “Empowerment as Surrender:

how women lost the battle for emancipation as they won equality and inclusion,’’

in Social Research 83/3 (Fall 2016).

She is currently working on a book manuscript titled The Crisis of ‘the Crisis of Capitalism

tracing the mutation of neoliberal capitalism into a novel modality.

After having taken active participation in the dissident movements

that brought down the communist regime in her native Bulgaria in 1987-1990,

she studied European Law at the University of Strasbourg,

did her doctoral studies at the New School for Social Research in New York,

and taught political theory at the Institut d’études politiques de Paris (Sciences Po.)

in Paris, before joining the BSIS in 2005,

where she directs the programmes International Political Economy 

and Political Strategy and Communication. She has been working as a policy advisor

to a number of international institutions such as the United Nations,

the Council of Europe, the European Parliament, the European Commission,

and Transparency International.



Juan Manuel de Prada.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He was born in Vizcaya, Spain in 1970.

He is a professional writer. He writes novels, essays and novels.

He is a Traditional Christian and considered by many as today´s best writer of Spain.

He studied Law and has received several awards for his novels,

to include the l “César González-Ruano”  award (2000),

the “Mariano de Cavia” award (2006), 

and the  Joaquín Romero Murube award (2008).

He is famous among fans and critics for his Traditionalist views

and opposition to Liberalism and Secularism.

In many of his essays he defends doctrinal

and geopolitical views very similar to those of Pat Buchanan from the USA.



Dr Shanthie Mariet D’Souza.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

She is  Founder & President of  Mantraya;

Associate editor for the Journal of Asian Security and International Affairs;

Expert and Contributor to the Middle East-Asia Project (MAP) at the Middle East Institute,

Washington DC; Senior analyst for the South Asia desk with the Wikistrat Analytic Community,

New York and Adviser for Independent Conflict Research and Analysis in London.

Her research interests and expertise include:  Prospects for long term stabilisation of Afghanistan;

Politics of Aid, Development, Gender and Security in South Asia;

State and Peace building in fragile states; Security Sector Reform;

Non-traditional security threats in South Asia;

Countering terrorism and insurgencies; Conflict and Peace Studies;

Countering Violent Extremism; Post conflict stabilisation;

Strategic Communications and Role of Media; Great Power Politics,

Global governance and Emerging Powers; India’s foreign, aid,

maritime and security policy (Jammu & Kashmir, Left wing Extremism and India’s North East);

Regionalism and Prospects for Regional Cooperation in South and South East Asia. 

Dr. D’Souza has conducted field studies in Afghanistan, China, Africa, Canada,

United States, Jammu and Kashmir and India’s North East. As Adviser,

Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG),

Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (2015-16); International Election Observer

for the audit and recount of Afghanistan’s Presidential Runoff elections,

August-September, 2014; Senior Transition Consultant,

United Nations Mine Action Service (2013), Kabul and External Reviewer

for the country programme of Action Aid International, Afghanistan (2011),

she has worked in governmental and non-governmental sectors and

conducted field studies in various provinces of Afghanistan.  

Dr. Dsouza has previously been Research Fellow at the Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS),

National University of Singapore; Associate Fellow, Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses,

New Delhi; Fulbright Fellow at South Asia Studies, The Paul H Nitze School of Advanced International Studies,

Johns Hopkins University, Washington DC. Dr D’Souza has presented papers at various academic

and policy forums and has numerous publications to her credit.

Among her most recent published work is an edited book titled Afghanistan in Transition:

Beyond 2014?, co-edited books, Perspectives on South Asian Security and Saving Afghanistan.

She has guest edited a special issue on “Countering insurgencies and violent extremism in South Asia”

in Small Wars & Insurgencies (UK: Routledge), vol.28, no. 1, February 2017.

She has contributed chapters to edited books, journal articles,

encyclopedias (Europa and Britannica), yearbooks and regional surveys and op-eds in the media

on issues relating to security, political parties, political leaders and developments in Afghanistan,

India, South Asia, West Asia, Africa, China and South East Asia.



Michel Chossudovsky.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is an award-winning author, Professor of Economics (emeritus)

at the University of Ottawa, Founder and Director of the Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG),

Montreal, Editor of Global Research.  He has taught as visiting professor in Western Europe,

Southeast Asia, the Pacific and Latin America.

He has served as economic adviser to governments of developing countries

and has acted as a consultant for several international organizations.

He is the author of eleven books including The Globalization of Poverty and

The New World Order (2003), America’s “War on Terrorism” (2005),

The Global Economic Crisis, The Great Depression of the Twenty-first Century (2009) (Editor),

Towards a World War III Scenario: The Dangers of Nuclear War (2011),

The Globalization of War, America’s Long War against Humanity (2015).

He is a contributor to the Encyclopaedia Britannica.

His writings have been published in more than twenty languages.

In 2014, he was awarded the Gold Medal for Merit of the Republic of Serbia

for his writings on NATO’s war of aggression against Yugoslavia.


Michael Dagan.

Contributor for The Daily Journalist 

He is currently transitioning to content strategy and content marketing for startups,

after some 25 years in senior editing positions in Haaretz group,

the leading Israeli media. In his last role, he was deputy editor of Haaretz,

overseeing and coordinating all operations:

print, digital and Hebrew & English editions, as well as related activity such as conventions.