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Martin Edwin "Mick" Andersen is an investigative reporter for Insight magazine. He has worked as a special correspondent for Newsweek and The Washington Post in Argentina, a 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 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.

Peter Doran is a research assistant at Freedom House. Previously, he worked as a program assistant at the Jamestown Foundation in Washington, DC. He serves as an East-Central Europe analyst for Freedom in the World.

Gary C. Gambill is editor of the Middle East Intelligence Bulletin and a research associate at the Middle East Forum.  He has written extensively on Lebanese and Syrian politics, authoritarianism in the Arab World, and American foreign policy in the region. He serves as a Middle East-North Africa analyst for Freedom in the World.

Michael Gold-Biss is a consultant in business strategy and security based in Washington, D.C. He is the author of The Discourse on Terrorism: Political Violence and the Subcommittee on Security and Terrorism, 1981-1986 and co-editor with Richard L. Millett of Beyond Praetorianism: The Latin American Military in Transition. He holds a doctorate in international relations from American University. He serves as the Central America and Caribbean 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.com, the Website of Time magazine. He serves as a Middle East-North Africa analyst for Freedom in the World.

Michael Gordon is the Middle East, Africa, and Europe editor for the Economist Intelligence Unit's Country Commerce and Country Finance publications and is a contributor to The Middle East. He is also adjunct lecturer at New York University, where he teaches courses on political Islam and the Persian Gulf. He serves as the South 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.

Kelli Henry is a former Europe editor at the Economist Intelligence Unit. She holds a Ph.D. in sociology from New York University. She has lived and worked in both Western and Eastern Europe, including the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, and served as an international election observer in Romania. She serves as the West Europe analyst for Freedom in the World.

Adrian Karatnycky is senior scholar and counselor at Freedom House, advising the organization on programs, policy, and research. He is also a co-editor of both Freedom in the World and Nations in Transit. From 1996 until 2003, he served as president of Freedom House. He is co-author of three books on East European politics and editor or co-editor of 16 volumes of studies on global political rights, civil liberties, and political transitions.

Karin Deutsch Karlekar is a senior researcher at Freedom House and editor of Freedom House?s annual Freedom of the Press survey.  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 and Southeast Asia 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). Previously, he served as regional director for West, East, and Central Africa at the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs and 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 a co-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 director of research at Freedom House and a co-editor of Freedom in the World. 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 a senior fellow at Freedom House and a co-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 an 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.

ACADEMIC ADVISERS

David Becker is associate professor in the department of government, Dartmouth College.

Kenneth Bollen is Immerwahr distinguished professor in sociology and director of the Odum Institute for Research in Social Science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Daniel Brumberg is associate professor in the department of government, Georgetown University, and a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Larry Diamond is senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and co-editor 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, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University.

Peter M. Lewis is associate professor in the School of International Service, American University.

Alexander J. Motyl is professor in the department of political science and deputy director of the Center for Global Change and Governance, Rutgers University-Newark.

Andrew Moravcsik is professor of government and director of the European Union Program, Harvard University.

Joshua Muravchik is resident scholar, American Enterprise Institute.

Daniel Pipes is director of the Middle East Forum and a columnist for the New York Post and The Jerusalem Post.

Jack Snyder is Robert and Ren'ee Belfer professor of international relations in the department of political science, Columbia University.

Arturo Valenzuela is professor of government and director of the Center for Latin American Studies, Georgetown University.

Ashutosh Varshney is professor of political science and director of the Center for South Asian Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Bridget Welsh is assistant professor of Southeast Asian Studies at the School for Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University.

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