Martin Edwin "Mick" Andersen is a reporter for Insight magazine. He has worked as a special correspondent for Newsweek and The Washington Post in Argentina, staff member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and senior adviser for policy planning with the criminal division of the U.S. Justice Department. He is the author of Dossier Secreto: Argentina's Desaparecidos and the Myth of the "Dirty War," and La Policia: Pasado, Presente y Propuestas para el Futuro, a history of Argentine law enforcement written in Spanish. He serves as the Latin America analyst for Freedom in the World.
Gordon N. Bardos is assistant director of the Harriman Institute at Columbia University. His research interests focus on problems of nationalism and ethnic conflict, and he is a frequent commentator on the Balkans in the U.S. and European press. He serves as the Balkans analyst for Freedom in the World.
Michael Goldfarb is senior press officer at Freedom House. He has worked as a reporter in Israel for United Press International and as a writer for Time Online. He serves as a Middle East and Europe analyst for Freedom in the World.
Charles Graybow is a former managing editor of both Nations in Transit, a survey of political and economic conditions in the post-Communist world, and Freedom in the World. He has participated in human rights missions to several Asian and West African countries. He serves as the East and Southeast Asia analyst for Freedom in the World.
Kristen Guida is a former senior researcher at Freedom House and managing editor of Freedom House's annual Survey of Press Freedom. She serves as a Middle East and North Africa analyst for Freedom in the World.
Adrian Karatnycky is president of Freedom House and coauthor of several books on East European politics.
Karin Deutsch Karlekar is a senior researcher at Freedom House and the managing editor of Freedom House's annual Survey of Press Freedom. She holds a PhD in Indian history from Cambridge University and previously worked as a consultant for Human Rights Watch. She serves as the South Asia, Pacific Islands, and Europe analyst for Freedom in the World.
Edward R. McMahon is dean's professor of applied politics and the director of the Center on Democratic Performance at Binghamton University (SUNY). From 1989 to 1998, he was regional director for west, east, and central Africa at the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, and previously served for a decade as a diplomat with the U.S. Department of State. He currently is a contributing editor for the Political Handbook of the World. He serves as an Africa analyst for Freedom in the World.
Aili Piano is a senior researcher at Freedom House and the managing editor of Freedom in the World. She has written for Freedom House's Nations in Transit, a survey of political and economic conditions in the post-Communist world, since its inception in 1994, and served as the managing editor of the 1999-2000 edition. Previously, she worked as a diplomatic attache at the Estonian Mission to the United Nations. She serves as the Eurasia analyst for Freedom in the World.
Arch Puddington is vice president for research at Freedom House. He has written widely on American foreign policy, race relations, organized labor, and the history of the cold war. He is the author of Broadcasting Freedom: The Cold War Triumph of Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty and is currently writing a biography of the late trade union leader, Lane Kirkland. He serves as the United States and Canada analyst for Freedom in the World.
Amanda Schnetzer is director of studies at Freedom House and managing editor of Nations in Transit, a survey of political and economic conditions in the post-Communist world. Previously, she was a foreign policy researcher at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and the program director of AEI's New Atlantic Initiative. She serves as the East-Central Europe analyst for Freedom in the World.
Cindy Shiner is a freelance journalist who has spent much of her time in Africa. She has written for The Washington Post, done broadcasts for National Public Radio, and worked as a consultant on Africa issues for Human Rights Watch. She serves as an Africa analyst for Freedom in the World.
Leonard R. Sussman is senior scholar in international communications at Freedom House and director of Freedom House's annual Survey of Press Freedom. He has written extensively on press freedom and global journalism, including his latest book, Press Freedom in our Genes: A Human Need.
Kendra Zaharescu is a program officer for the American Volunteers for International Development (AVID) program at Freedom House. From 1997 to 1999, she worked as a Peace Corps volunteer in Romania. She serves as a Europe analyst for Freedom in the World.
David Becker is associate professor of government at Dartmouth College.
Daniel Brumberg is associate professor in the department of government, Georgetown University.
Larry Diamond is senior research fellow at the Hoover Institution and coeditor of the Journal of Democracy.
Charles Gati is senior adjunct professor in European studies and fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute, School for Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University.
Jeane J. Kirkpatrick, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, is senior fellow and director of foreign and defense policy studies, American Enterprise Institute.
Thomas Lansner is adjunct assistant professor of international affairs at the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University.
Seymour Martin Lipset is professor of public policy at the School of Public Policy, George Mason University.
Alexander J. Motyl is associate professor in the department of political science and deputy director of the Center for Global Change and Governance, Rutgers University-Newark.
Joshua Muravchik is resident scholar, American Enterprise Institute.
Daniel Pipes is director of the Middle East Forum and a columnist at The Jerusalem Post.
Arthur Waldron is professor of international relations in the department of history, University of Pennsylvania.
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