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Dr. Adnan Al-Daini
Dr 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.
Ramzy 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).
Abolghasem Bayyenat is an independent political analyst and is currently completing his Ph.D studies in political science at Syracuse University. He covers Iran’s foreign policy developments regularly on his weblog Iran Diplomacy Watch.
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.
Dr. K R Bolton
K R Bolton is a Fellow of the Academy of Social and Political Research (http://www.academy-of-social-and-political-research.com), and an assistant editor of the peer reviewed journal Ab Aeterno. Recent publications include: Trotskyism and the anti-family agenda, CKR website, Sociology Dept., Moscow State University; Russia & China: An Approaching Conflict?, The Journal of Social, Political & Economic Studies Vol. 34, No. 2, Summer 2009; Bushido –Lessons for the West, Primordial Traditions, October 2009; Rivalry over water resources as a potential cause of conflict in Asia, The Journal of Social, Political & Economic Studies, Vol. 35 # 1, Spring 2010; Water wars: geopolitical implications, World Affairs (India), Vol. 14, No. 1, Spring 2010.
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David Calleja graduated with a Bachelor of Social Science and Master of Social Science from RMIT University in his home city of Melbourne, Australia. He has taught English in China, Thailand, South Korea and Cambodia, where he worked for a local NGO, Sorya, based in Tropang Sdok village. In addition he has also volunteered as a kindergarten English teacher, tutor and a football coach to male orphan students in Loi Tailang, Shan State. He has narrated and produced a video biography of Cambodian students learning English entitled I Like My English Grilled.
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. 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.
Brooklyn Monk, Antonio Graceffo, is a martial arts and adventure author living in Asia. He is the author of the books, “Warrior Odyssey’ and “The Monk from Brooklyn.” He is also the host of the web TV show, “Martial Arts Odyssey,” which traces his ongoing journey through Asia, learning martial arts in various countries.
Jeremy R. Hammond
Jeremy 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 versions from Amazon.com.
Dr. 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.
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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Maidhc Ó Cathail
Maidhc Ó Cathail is a writer and educator. Born and raised in Ireland, he has been living in Japan since 1999. In addition to writing a monthly column for the Irish language magazine Beo!, his work has been published by Antiwar.com, Foreign Policy Journal, Khaleej Times, Palestine Chronicle, Tehran Times and many more.
Paul Craig Roberts
Hon. 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.
Kevin 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.
Shahid R. Siddiqi
Shahid 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 in honor of his memory.]
Nima Shirazi is a political commentator from New York City. His analysis of United States policy and Middle East issues, particularly with reference to current events in Iran, Israel, and Palestine, can be found in numerous other online and print publications, as well as his website, WideAsleepInAmerica.com. He is a contributing columnist and newsletter editor for Foreign Policy Journal.
Matthew Snow collected and analyzed intelligence for over ten years with an emphasis on Pashtun history, language, culture and politics. He is a regular contributor to Foreign Policy Journal and his short fiction can be found at Amazon.com.
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Aijaz Zaka Syed
Aijaz Zaka Syed is an award-winning South Asian journalist and columnist and former newspaper editor based in the Middle East. He has written extensively on the Muslim world and South Asian affairs and contributes to Foreign Policy Journal, Arab News, Gulf News, The News International and Al Ahram etc.
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.
Dr. 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.
Joseph Yi is assistant professor of Public Administration at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies and lecturer of political science at Hanyang University in Seoul, Korea. Yi was born in Kwangju, Korea, and is a naturalized American citizen. He is the author of “God and Karate on the Southside” (Lexington Books, 2009).