Security and Defense Experts

Michael Kofman spent years managing professional military education programs and military to military engagements for senior officers at National Defense University.  There he served as a subject matter expert and adviser to military and government officials on issues in Russia/Eurasia. He has represented the Department of Defense in a number of track one and track two efforts with Russia and...
General (retired), 3rd Republic of Korea Army
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...
Executive Director, Entry/Exit Transformation Office (EXT), CBP
Annie W. Manriquez is a National Security Fellow with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.  She has held various national security positions within the executive and legislative branches, including at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration and on former Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher’s staff. She currently supports the Intellig...
Voice of America's Russian Service, and Associate at Central Asia Program, George Washington University
Erica Marat is a visiting scholar at the Kennan Institute of the Wilson Center. She is an expert on security issues in postcommunist countries, with a focus on military, national, and regional defense, as well as state-crime relations. Marat previously worked at the Voice of America's Russian Service and was a research fellow at the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute and Silk Road Studies Program...
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
Associate Professor of Political Science, Reed College.
Alexander H. Montgomery is an associate professor of Political Science at Reed College. He has published articles on dismantling proliferation networks and on the effects of social networks of international organizations on interstate conflict. His research interests include political organizations, social networks, weapons of mass disruption and destruction, social studies of technology, and inte...
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...

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