By Ben DeppBen Depp has been
based in Haiti since 2008. He has a particular interest in exploring the
relationship between communities and their environment. Recent clients include Newsweek, New York Times, TIME Video,
L'Équipe and The Times. You can see more of his work at his website.
Andrew Scott CooperAndrew Scott Cooper is an energy analyst and the author of The Oil Kings: How the U.S., Iran, and Saudi Arabia Changed the Balance of Power in the Middle East. He can be followed on twitter @aascooper.
Richard J. WilliamsRichard J. Williams is Professor of Contemporary Visual Cultures at the University of Edinburgh. His most recent book is Sex and Buildings, published by Reaktion (2013). He tweets at @rjwilliams44
Tom ZoellnerTom Zoellner is an associate professor of English at Chapman University and the author, most recently, of Train: Riding the Rails That Created the Modern World -- From the Trans-Siberian to the Southwest Chief, out in paperback this month from Penguin-Random House.
Aaron David MillerAaron David Miller is vice president for new initiatives and a distinguished scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. His forthcoming book is titled The End of Greatness: Why America Can't Have (and Doesn't Want) Another Great President.
Ajmal ShamsAjmal Shams is President of the Afghanistan Social Democratic Party, better known as Afghan Millat National Progressive Party, and is based in Kabul, Afghanistan. He served as Policy Advisor to Ashraf Ghani, the Afghan President, when he chaired the security transition commission. He mainly writes on political and developmental issues and has been published in the News International, the Gulf News, the Asia times, South Asia Magazine, and others.
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Blaine Harden, a former reporter for the Washington Post
and a reporter for PBS Frontline, is the author of Escape from Camp 14: One Man's Remarkable Odyssey From
North Korea to Freedom in the West.
By Richard J. WilliamsRichard J. Williams is Professor of Contemporary Visual Cultures at the University of Edinburgh. His most recent book is Sex and Buildings, published by Reaktion (2013). He tweets at @rjwilliams44
Colum Lynch is Foreign Policy's award-winning U.N.-based senior diplomatic reporter. Lynch previously wrote Foreign Policy's Turtle Bay blog, for which he was awarded the 2011 National Magazine Award for best reporting in digital media. He is also a recipient of the 2013 Elizabeth Neuffer Memorial Silver Prize for his coverage of the United Nations.
Before moving to Foreign Policy, Lynch reported on diplomacy and national security for the Washington Post for more than a decade. As the Washington Post's United Nations reporter, Lynch had been involved in the paper's diplomatic coverage of crises in Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, Sudan, and Somalia, as well as the nuclear standoffs with Iran and North Korea. He also played a key part in the Post's diplomatic reporting on the Iraq war, the International Criminal Court, the spread of weapons of mass destruction, and U.S. counterterrorism strategy.
Lynch's enterprise reporting has explored the underside of international diplomacy. His investigations have uncovered a U.S. spying operation in Iraq, Dick Cheney's former company's financial links to Saddam Hussein, and documented numerous sexual misconduct and corruption scandals.
Lynch has appeared frequently on the Lehrer News Hour, MSNBC, NPR radio, and the BBC. He has also moderated public discussions on foreign policy, including interviews with Susan E. Rice, the U.S. National Security Advisor, Gerard Araud, France's U.N. ambassador, and other senior diplomatic leaders.
Born in Los Angeles, California, Lynch received a bachelor's degree from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1985 and a master's degree from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism in 1987. He previously worked for the Boston Globe.
By Imtiaz AliImtiaz Ali, a Pakistani journalist from Peshawar, is currently a media development consultant and non-resident fellow at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding in Washington, D.C.
By Elias GrollElias Groll is an assistant editor at Foreign Policy. A native of Stockholm, Sweden, he received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University, where he was the managing editor of The Harvard Crimson.