Featured Writers

Mohammad I. Aslam

Moahammed I. AslamMohammad I. Aslam is a doctoral candidate in the Political Science at King’s College London and an independent politico-security analyst specializing in all forms of irregular and clandestine warfare. He’s also a former editor at the Montréal review Journal. Contact him at aslam662@hushmail.com. Read articles by Mohammad I. Aslam.

Ramzy Baroud

Ramzy BaroudDr. Ramzy Baroud has been writing about the Middle East for over 20 years. He is an internationally-syndicated columnist, a media consultant, an author of several books and the founder of PalestineChronicle.com. His latest book is My Father Was a Freedom Fighter: Gaza’s Untold Story (Pluto Press, London). His website is: ramzybaroud.net. Read articles by Ramzy Baroud.

John Chuckman

John ChuckmanJohn Chuckman is former chief economist for a large Canadian oil company. He has many interests and is a lifelong student of history. He writes with a passionate desire for honesty, the rule of reason, and concern for human decency. John regards it as a badge of honor to have left the United States as a poor young man from the South Side of Chicago when the country embarked on the pointless murder of something like 3 million Vietnamese in their own land because they happened to embrace the wrong economic loyalties. He lives in Canada, which he is fond of calling “the peaceable kingdom.” Read articles by John Chuckman.

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

Dr. K. R. Bolton

Dr. K. R. Bolton

Kerry R Bolton is a Fellow of the Academy of Social and Political Research (Athens), and the Institute for Higher Studies on Geopolitics and Auxiliary Sciences (Lisbon). He has doctorates in theological studies, Ph.D. h.c. and certifications in psychology and social work studies. He has been widely published by the scholarly and wider media on a variety of subjects. Read articles by Dr. K. R. Bolton.

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.

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. From 2008 until May 2014, he was the U.N. Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967. Visit his blog: 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 ofForeign Policy Journal and 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. His forthcoming book is Obstacle to Peace: The US Role in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. He blogs atJeremyRHammond.com. Click here to sign up for his free newsletter. Contact him at jeremy@foreignpolicyjournal.com. Read articles by Jeremy R. Hammond.

Brad Hoff

The author in Maaloula, Syria (Photo courtesy of Brad Hoff)

Brad Hoff served as a Marine from 2000-2004 at Headquarters Battalion, Quantico. After military service he lived, studied, and traveled throughout Syria off and on from 2004-2010. He is Managing Editor of LevantReport.com and currently teaches in Texas. Read articles by Brad Hoff.

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. His most recent book, Syria’s Endangered Heritage, An international Responsibility to Protect and Preserve, is in production by Orontes River Publishing, Hama, Syrian Arab Republic. Inquires c/o orontesriverpublishing@gmail.com. The author is reachable c/o fplamb@gmail.com. Read articles by Franklin Lamb.

Don Liebich

Don LiebichDon Liebich is a native of New York and a graduate of the University of Rochester and the Harvard Business School PMD program. He spent his career with the U.S. Navy Nuclear Submarine service and Sysco Corp. Liebich has been involved with economic development, citizen diplomacy and human rights projects in Jordan, Israel/Palestine including the West Bank, UAE and Iran. He has conducted seminars and taught courses on Islam, Christian Fundamentalism, U.S. Middle East foreign policy and Iran. He is the author of Fault Lines: The Layman’s Guide to Understanding America’s Role in the Ever-Changing Middle East. Learn more at www.donliebich.com.

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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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. Read articles by Paul Craig Roberts.

Jack A. Smith

Jack A. Smith is editor of the Hudson Valley Activist Newsletter and is former editor of the (U.S.) Guardian Newsweekly. He may be reached at jacdon@earthlink.net. Read articles by Jack A. Smith.

Sufyan bin Uzayr

Sufyan bin UzayrSufyan bin Uzayr is the author of Sufism: A Brief History. He writes for several print and online publications, and regularly blogs about issues of contemporary relevance atPolitical Periscope. You can also connect with him using Facebook or Google+. Read articles by Sufyan bin Uzayr.

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. Read articles by Shahid R. Siddiqi.

[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.]