International Security Experts

Michael Kugelman is senior program associate for South and Southeast Asia at the Woodrow Wilson Center, where he is responsible for research, programming, and publications on South and Southeast Asia. His most recent work has focused on Pakistan's 2013 elections, India-Pakistan relations, U.S.-Pakistan relations, and security challenges in India. He has published op-eds, commentaries...
Robert Litwak is Vice President for Scholars and Director of International Security Studies at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service and a Consultant to the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Dr. Litwak served on the National Security Council staff as Director for Nonproliferation in...
Associate Professor of Law, Washburn University
Former Editor-in-Chief, Der Spiegel
Georg Mascolo was born October 26, 1964 in Stadthagen, Germany.He started working for the SPIEGEL Group back in 1988. He reported and produced features and documentaries for SPIEGEL TV, particularly covering the fall of the Berlin Wall and the subsequent reunification of Germany.On November 9, 1989 Georg Mascolo and his camera team, Rainer März and Germar Biester, documented the historical moment...
senior advisor, Privy Council Office
Eric L. Olson is the Associate Director of the Latin American Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC.   His research and writing has focused primarily on security issues and the impacts of crime, organized crime, and violence on democracies.  He has also written about police reform and judicial institutions as a vehicle for addressing the p...
CEO of México ¿Cómo Vamos?; Former Advisor, Ministry of Finance, Mexico
Viridiana (Government PhD, Harvard University) is an expert in Mexico’s political economy and security issues. Currently, she is CEO of México ¿Cómo Vamos? (MCV), a Mexican think tank specialized in subnational economic development, and an Op-Ed columnist for Excelsior, a Mexican National Newspaper. Before joining MCV, Viridiana was senior security adviser to current Mexico...
Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at George Washington University
Elizabeth N. Saunders is Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at George Washington University.  Her research and teaching interests focus on international security and U.S. foreign policy.  Her book, Leaders at War: How Presidents Shape Military Interventions, was published in 2011 by Cornell University Press in the Cornell Studies in Security Affairs Series...
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, US Department of Defense
James A. Schear of Maryland served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Partnership Strategy and Stability Operations from 2009-2013. He led efforts to help foreign partners build effective and accountable security forces, to reshape U.S. investments in stabilization missions post-Afghanistan, to navigate war-to-peace transitions, to prevent mass atrocities and to provide life-saving aid t...

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