Ambassador William B. Taylor

Ambassador William B. Taylor is vice president, Russia and Europe at the U.S. Institute of Peace. In 2019, he served as chargé d’affaires at the

George Lewis

George Lewis was an NBC News correspondent for 42 years. He retired from the network in 2012 and is now working on book projects, blogging and

Jason Pack

Jason Pack is the Senior Analyst for Emerging Challenges at the NATO Defense College Foundation; author of “Libya and the Global Enduring

Sergiy Kudelia

Sergiy Kudelia’s research has focused on three sub-fields of comparative politics: (1) the onset and dynamics of insurgencies and civil wars; (2)

Sam Greene

Sam Greene is Director for Democratic Resilience at the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA). Sam is also a Professor of Russian Politics

Lucan Ahmad Way

Lucan Ahmad Way’s research focuses on global patterns of democracy and dictatorship. His most recent book (with Steven Levitsky),

Jonathan Kaufman

Jonathan Kaufman is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter who has written and reported on China for thirty years for The Boston Globe, where he

Thomas Wright

Thomas Wright is director of the Center for the United States and Europe and a senior fellow with the Project on International Order and Strategy

Behnam Ben Taleblu

Behnam Ben Taleblu is a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) where he focuses on Iranian security and political

Michael Singh

Michael Singh is the Lane-Swig Senior Fellow and Managing Director at The Washington Institute and a former senior director for Middle East

Dr. Eric Bordenkircher

Dr. Eric Bordenkircher is currently a research fellow at UCLA’s Center for Middle East Development (CMED) and lectures in the political

Mona Yacoubian

Mona Yacoubian’s work centers on conflict analysis and prevention in the Middle East with a specific focus on Syria, Iraq, and Lebanon. In 2019,