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Shmuel Bar

Shmuel Bar

Director of Studies, Israel’s Institute of Policy and Strategy & Fmr. Israeli Intelligence Officer

Shmuel Bar is the Director of Studies at the Institute of Policy and Strategy in Herzliya, Israel. He is also a Senior Research Fellow at the International Institute for Non-Proliferation… more

Jeffrey Goldberg

Jeffrey Goldberg

National Correspondent, The Atlantic

Jeffrey Goldberg is a national correspondent for The Atlantic and a columnist for Bloomberg View. He is a recipient of the National Magazine Award for Reporting for his coverage of… more

Reuven Pedatzur

Reuven Pedatzur

Israeli Military Affairs Analyst, Ha’aretz

Reuven Pedatzur is a senior military affairs analyst with Ha'aretz newspaper and Senior Lecturer in Political Science at Tel Aviv University. He currently serves as Director of the S. Daniel… more

James Dobbins

James Dobbins

Director, RAND International Security and Defense Policy Center

Ambassador James Dobbins is the director of the RAND International Security and Defense Policy Center. Dobbins has held State Department and White House posts including Assistant Secretary of State for… more

Paul Butler

Paul Butler

Law Professor, Georgetown University Law Center

Paul Butler is a leading criminal law scholar and current Law Professor at Georgetown University Law Center.  He served as a Federal Prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice, where… more

Brian Katulis

Brian Katulis

Senior Fellow at Center for American Progress

Brian Katulis is a Senior Fellow at American Progress, where his work focuses on U.S. national security policy in the Middle East and South Asia. Katulis has served as a… more

Jacob Sullum

Jacob Sullum

Senior Editor, Reason Magazine

Jacob Sullum is a senior editor at Reason magazine and a nationally syndicated columnist. He is the author of Saying Yes: In Defense of Drug Use and For Your Own… more

Jonathan Soros

Jonathan Soros

Senior Fellow, Roosevelt Institute and co-founder of Friends of Democracy

Jonathan Soros is founder of the Super PAC “Friends of Democracy,” which aims to combat the influence of money in politics. He is a Senior Fellow at the Roosevelt Institute… more

Ian Hutchinson

Ian Hutchinson

Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering, MIT

Ian Hutchinson is a physicist and Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He and his research group are international leaders exploring the generation and confinement… more

Michael Shermer

Michael Shermer

Founding Publisher of Skeptic magazine and author

Michael Shermer is the Founding Publisher of Skeptic magazine and editor of Skeptic.com, a monthly columnist for Scientific American, and an Adjunct Professor at Claremont Graduate University and Chapman University.… more