Peter Certo

Peter Certo

Peter Certo is the editorial manager of the Institute for Policy Studies. He edits its Foreign Policy In Focus and OtherWords services, contributes regularly to both outlets, and works with IPS experts to develop writing for mainstream and progressive publications....
Lisa Hajjar

Lisa Hajjar

Lisa Hajjar is the Chair of the Law and Society Program at University of California, Santa Barbara. Her research interests include human rights, international law, race, gender, sexuality, nationalism and ethnicity, peace and conflict, and contemporary Middle East...
Joe Stork

Joe Stork

Joe Stork is the Deputy Director of Human Rights Watch’s Middle East and North Africa division. He has written numerous books and widely published articles on the Middle East.
Jim Lobe

Jim Lobe

Jim Lobe served as chief of the Washington bureau of Inter Press Service (the other IPS) from 1980 to 1985 and again from 1989 to 2015. Best known for his coverage of the neoconservative movement’s influence on U.S. foreign policy, he has directed LobeLog.com, which...
Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky is an Institute Professor & Professor of Linguistics (Emeritus) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also a noted linguist, author and foreign policy expert.
Chris Toensing

Chris Toensing

Chris Toensing is the executive director of the Middle East Research and Information Project.

R.S. Zaharna

Dr. R.S. Zaharna is a professor in the School of Communication at American University whose research focuses on Arab cultural communication patterns, intercultural and international public communication, and public diplomacy.
Ian Williams

Ian Williams

Ian Williams is a senior analyst whose work has written for newspapers and magazines around the world such as the Australian, The Independent, New York Observer, The Financial Times and The Guardian.
Ira Chernus

Ira Chernus

Ira Chernus is a professor of religious studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder. His research focuses on the discourse of peace, war, foreign policy, and nationalism in the United States.
Stephen Zunes

Stephen Zunes

Stephen Zunes, a Foreign Policy In Focus columnist and senior analyst, is a professor of Politics and chair of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of San Francisco. He is the author, along with Jacob Mundy, of Western Sahara: War, Nationalism, and Conflict...
Phyllis Bennis

Phyllis Bennis

Fellow Phyllis Bennis directs the New Internationalism Project at IPS, focusing on Middle East, U.S. wars and UN issues. She is also a fellow of the Transnational Institute in Amsterdam. In 2001 she helped found the U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights, and now serves...

As’ad AbuKhalil

Research Fellow, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, UC Berkeley and author of Bin Laden, Islam, and America’s New “War on Terrorism” (translated into Arabic and Korean) (2001).

Ronald Bruce St John

Areas of interest and expertise are Latin America (especially Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru), Southeast Asia (especially Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam) and North Africa and the Middle East (especially Libya and to a lesser degree, Syria). Strategic Planning and Commercial...