Featured Writers

Dr. Adnan Al-Daini

adnan-al-dainiDr Adnan Al-Daini (PhD Birmingham University, UK) is a retired University Engineering lecturer. He is a British citizen born in Iraq. He writes regularly on issues of social justice and the Middle East.  Adnan is a contributing writer for the Huffington Post.

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Mohammad I. Aslam

Moahammed I. AslamMohammad I. Aslam is an independent political and security analyst specializing in all forms of irregular and clandestine warfare. He’s currently completing the requirements for a Ph.D in Political Science at the Department of Middle East & Mediterranean Studies, King’s College London, where he analyses the state-building dynamics of Lebanese Hezbollah. In the past he has worked as a tutor in theology and religion at his current instituton and is a former editor (MENA) at the Montréal review Journal.

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Ramzy Baroud

Ramzy BaroudRamzy Baroud is a widely published and translated author. He is an internationally-syndicated columnist and the editor of PalestineChronicle.com. He has authored several books and contributed to many books, anthologies and academic journals. His books include Searching Jenin, Eyewitness Accounts of the Israeli Invasion, and The Second Palestinian Intifada: A Chronicle of a People’s Struggle. His latest book is My Father Was a Freedom Fighter: Gaza’s Untold Story (Pluto Press, London).

Visit www.palestinechronicle.com. Keep up with his work at www.ramzybaroud.net. Read articles by Ramzy Baroud.

William Blum

William Blum

William Blum left the State Department in 1967, abandoning his aspiration of becoming a Foreign Service Officer, because of his opposition to what the United States was doing in Vietnam. He then became one of the founders and editors of the Washington Free Press. Mr. Blum has been a freelance journalist in the United States, Europe, and South America and was one of the recipients of Project Censored’s awards for “exemplary journalism” in 1999. He is the author of numerous books, including: Freeing the World to Death: essays on the American Empire, Killing Hope: U.S. Military and C.I.A. Interventions Since World War II, and Rogue State: A Guide to the World’s Only Superpower. Mr. Blum writes a free monthly newsletter, the Anti-Empire Report, which you may subscribe to by contacting him at via e-mail.

Visit his website at: www.WilliamBlum.org. Contact him at: bblum@aol.com. Read articles by William Blum.

Dr. K. R. Bolton

Dr. K. R. BoltonK R Bolton holds doctorates and  certifications in theology, psychology and social work studies and a Ph.D.h.c. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social and Political Research (Athens), and of the Institute for Higher Studies on Geopolitics and Auxiliary Sciences (Lisbon), and has been widely published on a variety of subjects in the scholarly and general media. Some of his books include: Revolution from Above; The Banking Swindle; Stalin: The Enduring Legacy; The Geopolitics of the Indo-Pacific: Emerging Conflicts, New Alliances; introductions to new editions of Oscar Wilde’s Soul of Man Under Socialism, Belloc’s Europe and the Faith, and T E Lawrence’s Seven Pillars of Wisdom; and an upcoming book on Peronism (2013).

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Devon Douglas-Bowers

devon-douglas-bowersDevon Douglas-Bowers is a 21 year old independent writer and researcher. He is currently the Politics/Government Department Chair at The Hampton Institute.

Contact him at: devondb[at]mail[dot]com. Read articles by Devon Douglas-Bowers.

Jayson W. Browder

Jayson BrowderJayson W. Browder is a U.S. Fulbright Scholar in Turkey and a multi-award winning U.S. Air Force and Iraq Veteran. He previously served as a former Military Legislative Assistant in the U.S. House of Representatives and has extensively covered national security and foreign affairs issues on Iran, North Korea, Turkey and Syria.

Follow him on Twitter. Visit his website at: www.jaysonbrowder.com. Contact him at: jbrowder1@fordham.edu . Read articles by Jayson Browder.

Richard Falk

Richard FalkRichard Falk is an international law and international relations scholar who taught at Princeton University for forty years. Since 2002 he has lived in Santa Barbara, California, and taught at the local campus of the University of California in Global and International Studies and since 2005 chaired the Board of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. Richard Falk is an international law and international relations scholar who taught at Princeton University for forty years. Since 2002 he has lived in Santa Barbara, California, and taught at the local campus of the University of California in Global and International Studies and since 2005 chaired the Board of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. He is the U.N. Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967.

Visit his blog: http://richardfalk.wordpress.com. Read articles by Richard Falk.

Jeremy R. Hammond

Jeremy R. HammondJeremy R. Hammond is an independent political analyst and a recipient of the Project Censored Award for Outstanding Investigative Journalism. He is the founding editor of Foreign Policy Journal (www.ForeignPolicyJournal.com) and can also be found on the web at JeremyRHammond.com. He is the author of Ron Paul vs. Paul Krugman: Austrian vs. Keynesian economics in the financial crisis and The Rejection of Palestinian Self-Determination: The Struggle for Palestine and the Roots of the Israeli-Arab Conflict, both available in paperback or Kindle editions from Amazon.com.

Visit his website at www.JeremyRHammond.com. Contact him at jeremy@foreignpolicyjournal.com. Read articles by Jeremy R. Hammond.

Franklin Lamb

franklin-lamb-smallDr. Franklin Lamb is Director of the Sabra Shatila Foundation. He is working with the Palestine Civil Rights Campaign in Lebanon on drafting legislation which, after 62 years, would, if adopted by Lebanon’s Cabinet and Parliament grant the right to work and to own a home to Lebanon’s Palestinian Refugees. One part of the PCRC legislative project is its online Petition which can be viewed and signed here. Franklin Lamb’s book on the Sabra-Shatila Massacre, International Legal Responsibility for the Sabra-Shatila Massacre, now out of print, was published in 1983, following Janet’s death and was dedicated to Janet Lee Stevens. He was a witness before the Israeli Kahan Commission Inquiry, held at Hebrew University in Jerusalem in January 1983.

Contact him at fplamb@sabrashatila.org or fplamb@palestinecivilrightscampaign.org. Read articles by Franklin Lamb.

Jim Miles

Jim Miles is a Canadian educator and a regular contributor/columnist of opinion pieces and book reviews for The Palestine Chronicle. His original interest in global affairs came from the environmental perspective, with the realization that ultimately it is the corporate-military agenda that determines the human impact on the environment and on human cultures around the globe. Miles’ work has been published globally on a wide range of websites and in print, including among others Znet, Countercurrents, al-Jazeera Cross Cultural Understanding, Atlantic Free Press, Scoop, Axis of Logic, and Foreign Policy Journal.

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Thomas C. Mountain

Thomas C. MountainThomas C. Mountain is an independent western journalist based in the Horn of Africa, and has been living and reporting from Eritrea since 2006. He was a member of the 1st US Peace Delegation to Libya in 1987.

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Paul Craig Roberts

paul-craig-robertsHon. Paul Craig Roberts was educated at the Georgia Institute of Technology, the University of Virginia, the University of California, Berkeley, and Oxford University where he was a member of Merton College. Dr. Roberts has held numerous academic appointments, including Senior Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and William E. Simon Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Georgetown University. Dr. Roberts served in the Congressional Staff in the House and Senate and was appointed Assistant Secretary of the Treasury by President Ronald Reagan. He was awarded the French Legion of Honor in 1987. Dr. Roberts is author of Alienation and the Soviet Economy and The Supply-Side Revolution. He is coauthor with Matthew Stephenson of Marx’s Theory of Exchange, Alienation, and Crisis. He is coauthor with Karen LaFollette Araujo of Meltdown: Inside the Soviet Economy and The Capitalist Revolution in Latin America. He is coauthor with Lawrence Stratton of The New Color Line and The Tyranny of Good Intentions. His latest book, How The Economy Was Lost, will be published by CounterPunch in October 2009. Dr. Roberts is a columnist for Creators Syndicate in Los Angeles.

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Kevin Ryan

Kevin RyanKevin R. Ryan began to investigate the tragedy of September 11th, 2001 through his work as Site Manager for a division of Underwriters Laboratories (UL). He was fired by UL in 2004 for writing to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), asking about its World Trade Center investigation and UL’s work to ensure the fire resistance of the buildings. He now serves as co-editor of the Journal of 9/11 Studies, and board director at Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth. Ryan has co-authored several books and peer-reviewed scientific articles on the subject.

Visit his website: http://ultruth.wordpress.com. Read articles by Kevin Ryan.

Shahid R. Siddiqi

Shahid R. SiddiqiShahid R. Siddiqi began his career in the Pakistan Air Force. He later joined the corporate sector with which he remained associated until recently in a senior management position. Alongside, he worked as a broadcaster with Radio Pakistan and remained the Islamabad bureau chief of an English weekly magazine ‘Pakistan & Gulf Economist’. In the U.S. he co-founded the Asian American Republican Club in Maryland in 1994 to encourage the participation of Asian Americans in the mainstream political process.

[Editor’s Note: Mr. Siddiqi passed away on February 23, 2011. His biography remains on this page to honor his memory and contributions to FPJ.]

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Deepak Tripathi


Deepak Tripathi, PhD, FRHistS, FRAS, is a British historian of the Cold War, the Middle East and the United States in the post-Soviet world. His latest books Imperial Designs: War, Humiliation and the Making of History (Potomac Books, imprint of the University of Nebraska Press) and A Journey Through Turbulence (Dignity University Press), have just been published.

Visit his website at: http://deepaktripathi.wordpress.com. Contact him at deepak.tripathi.writer@gmail.com. Read articles by Deepak Tripathi.

Andreas Umland

andreas-umlandDr. Andreas Umland is DAAD Associate Professor of Political Science at the National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy,” a member of the Valdai Discussion Club, the administrator of the Russian Nationalism web archive, and general editor of the book series “Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society.” He publishes on post-Soviet Russian and Ukrainian politics.

Find him on LinkedIn: http://ua.linkedin.com/in/andreasumland. And on Academia.edu: http://kiev.academia.edu/AndreasUmland. Read articles by Andreas Umland.