Cynthia Farahat is an Egyptian author, columnist, political analyst, and writer. She co-founded the Misr El-Umm (2003-06) and Liberal Egyptian (2006-08) parties, which stood for peace with Israel, capitalism, and the abolition of theocracy. She co-authored several books in Arabic, writing on blasphemy laws, the Muslim Brotherhood, and terrorism.
Dr. Ali Alyami is the founder and Executive Director of the Center for Democracy and Human Rights in Saudi Arabia, based in Washington, D. C. He is a native of Saudi Arabia and has been an avid advocate for political reforms in Saudi Arabia.
Some terrorist campaigns are short; some last for decades. Most terrorist campaigns do end….but how? The answers not only reveal much about a given terrorist group, they also aid us in identifying good strategies for countering such political violence.
Dr. Patrick M. Cronin: Total Competition: The China Challenge in the South China Sea
Dr. Patrick M. Cronin is a former Senior Advisor and Senior Director of the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security. He was the Senior Director of the Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS) at National Defense University, where he simultaneously oversaw the Center for the Study of Chinese Military Affairs.
Dr. Bilal Wahab is the Nathan and Esther K. Wagner fellow at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, where he focuses on governance in the Iraqi Kurdish region and in Iraq as a whole. He has taught at the American University of Iraq in Sulaimani, where he established the Center for Development and Natural Resources, a research program on oil and development.