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Contributing Authors
 

Martin Edwin "Mick" Andersen is an investigative reporter and a historian. 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.

Anjalika Bardalai is the Managing Editor of Country Finance and the Asian Regional Editor for the Economist Intelligence Unit. She has written for The National Interest and the Far Eastern Economic Review, and was a speaker at the China Forum sponsored by the Universidad de los Andes in Bogota, Colombia. She serves as an East and Southeast Asia analyst for Freedom in the World.

Gordon N. Bardos is Assistant Director of the Harriman Institute at ColumbiaUniversity. 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.

Gary C. Gambill is an adjunct professor at College of Mount Saint Vincent in New York City and former editor of the Middle East Intelligence Bulletin. 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 analyst for Freedom in the World.

Thomas W. Gold frequently teaches as an adjunct professor of political science at the City University of New York.  He is a former Assistant Professor of Comparative Politics at SacredHeartUniversity and the author of The Lega Nord and Contemporary Politics in Italy.  He earned his doctorate from the NewSchool for Social Research and received a Fulbright Fellowship to conduct research in Italy in 1996 and 1997. He serves as a Western Europe analyst for Freedom in the World.

Michael Gold-Biss is Professor of National Security Policy at the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies, NationalDefenseUniversity in Washington, DC. He is the author of The Discourse on Terrorism: Political Violence and the Subcommittee on Security and Terrorism, 1981-1986 and coeditor with Richard Millett of Beyond Praetorianism: The Latin American Military in Transition. He holds a doctorate in international relations from AmericanUniversity. 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 Web site of Time magazine. He serves as a Middle East analyst for Freedom in the World.

Robert Lane Greene writes for Economist.com and The Economist and is an adjunct lecturer in Global Affairs at New YorkUniversity. Previously, he was the editor of country analyses at Economist.com. He holds a master's degree from OxfordUniversity in European politics, where he was a Marshall Scholar. He serves as a Western 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. 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. He serves as the Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus analyst for Freedom in the World.

Karin Deutsch Karlekar is a Senior Researcher at Freedom House and the editor of Freedom House's annual Freedom of the Press survey. She was the author of the Afghanistan and Sri Lanka reports for Freedom House's Countries at the Crossroads 2004 survey of democratic governance. Ms. Karlekar holds a PhD in Indian history from CambridgeUniversity and previously worked as a consultant for Human Rights Watch and an editor at the Economist Intelligence Unit. She serves as the South Asia analyst for Freedom in the World.

Brian M. Katulis is an analyst and public opinion research consultant who has worked on democracy and governance projects in the Middle East, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, and Latin America.  His experience includes work on the Policy Planning Staff at the Department of State and the Near East and South Asian Directorate of the National Security Council during the Clinton Administration. He serves as a Middle East analyst for Freedom in the World.

Judith Matloff is an Adjunct Professor at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. She worked as a foreign correspondent for 20 years and wrote a book about Angola, Fragments of a Forgotten War. Her last two assignments abroad were Africa Bureau Chief and Moscow Bureau Chief for The Christian Science Monitor. She serves as an Africa analyst for Freedom in the World.

Edward R. McMahon holds a joint appointment as Research Associate Professor in the Departments of Political Science and Community Development and Applied Economics at the University of Vermont.  Previously, he was dean's professor of applied politics and the director of the Center on Democratic Performance at Binghamton University (SUNY).  He has also 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 serves as an Africa analyst for Freedom in the World.

Ann Marie Murphy is an Assistant Professor at the John C. Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations, SetonHallUniversity, and an adjunct research scholar at the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, ColumbiaUniversity.  Dr. Murphy's research interests include political change in Southeast Asia, international politics in the Asia-Pacific, and U.S. policy toward the region. She serves as a Southeast Asia analyst for Freedom in the World.

Aili Piano is a Senior Researcher at Freedom House and co-editor of Freedom in the World. She was a country report author for several editions of Nations in Transit, a Freedom House survey of democratization in East-Central Europe and Eurasia, and for Freedom House's Countries at the Crossroads 2004 survey of governance. Before joining Freedom House, Ms. Piano worked as a diplomatic attache at the Estonian Mission to the United Nations. She serves as the Central Asia analyst for Freedom in the World.

Arch Puddington is Director of Research at Freedom House and 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 Lane Kirkland: Champion of American Labor. He serves as the United States and Canada analyst for Freedom in the World.

Sarah Repucci is a Researcher at Freedom House and co-editor of Freedom House's Countries at the Crossroads survey of governance. She has written articles on Turkey's bid for European Union membership and transatlantic cooperation. She serves as a Western and Southeastern Europe analyst for Freedom in the World.

Mark Yaron Rosenberg is a Research Assistant at Freedom House. He is a recent Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, where he earned a BA with highest honors in Political Economy, and was previously employed at the Export-Import Bank of the United States.  He serves as the Scandinavia and Baltic states analyst for Freedom in the World. 

Nejla Sammakia is Program Officer for the Middle East, North Africa with the Open Society Institute, Soros Foundation. She has worked as a researcher with Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, and has extensive experience as a journalist in the Middle East with the Associated Press and Agence France Presses, and as free-lance journalist and consultant working on the Arab region out of WashingtonDC. She serves as the North Africa 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.

Yves Sorokobi is an award-winning journalist and human rights professional. An analyst and commentator on Africa's democratization process, he has worked as Africa program coordinator for the Committee to Protect Journalists and as a senior communications consultant with the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative. He serves as an Africa analyst for Freedom in the World.

Christopher Walker is Director of Studies at Freedom House and co-editor of Freedom House's Countries at the Crossroads survey of governance. He has written extensive analyses of European and Eurasian political and security affairs. He serves as the Caucasus analyst for Freedom in the World.

Anny Wongis a political scientist with the RAND Corporation.  Her research covers science and technology policy, international development, homeland security, and U.S. relations with Asia-Pacific countries.  She serves as the PacificIslands analyst for Freedom in the World.
 

Academic Advisors
 

Adotei Akwei is Campaigns Director for Amnesty International USA.

Jon B. Alterman directs the Middle East Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

David Becker is Associate Professor in the Department of Government, DartmouthCollege.

Charles Gati is Senior Adjunct Professor in European Studies in the PaulH.NitzeSchool for Advanced International Studies, JohnsHopkinsUniversity.

Thomas Lansner is Adjunct Assistant Professor of International Affairs in the School of International and Public Affairs, ColumbiaUniversity.

Peter M. Lewis is Associate Professor in the School of International Service, AmericanUniversity.

Thomas O. Melia is Director of Research at the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, GeorgetownUniversity, where he is also an adjunct professor.

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 Politics and Director of the European Union Program, PrincetonUniversity.

Andrew J. Nathan is Class of 1919 Professor of Political Science at ColumbiaUniversity.

Phillip Oldenburg is an independent scholar. He currently serves as Senior Lecturer in the Department of Government, University of Texas at Austin, and as Adjunct Research Associate at  the Southern Asian Institute, ColumbiaUniversity.

Arturo Valenzuela is Professor of Government and Director of the Center for Latin American Studies in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, GeorgetownUniversity

Bridget Welsh is Assistant Professor of Southeast Asian Studies in the PaulH.NitzeSchool for Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University.
 

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