Middle East and North Africa Experts

Former Congressional Correspondent, New York Times; Founder, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief, The Hill Newspaper.
Associate Professor, China Studies Institute, Shanghai Academy of Social Science
Dr. WANG Zhen, associate professor of international studies at the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences (SASS), is currently General-Secretary of the Center for West Asia and North Africa Studies at the SASS. He received his Ph.D. in international politics from the Shanghai International Studies University (SISU), and he was also an exchange scholar at the Tel Aviv University, Israel during 2005-20...
Staff Writer for the Middle East, diplomacy, and national security, The Washington Post
Professor of Communication, University of Haifa, Israel.
Gabriel Weimann is a Full Professor of Communication at the Department of Communication at Haifa University, Israel.  His research interests include the study of media effects, political campaigns, new media technologies and their social impact, persuasion and influence, media and public opinion, modern terrorism and the mass media. He published eight books: Communicating Unreality (Los Angel...
Fomer Beirut Bureau Chief, The New York Times
Journalist and Author/Editor of eight books, most recently editor of "The Islamists Are Coming: Who They Really Are"
Robin Wright is a journalist, author and foreign policy analyst. She is currently a USIP Senior Fellow-Wilson Center Distinguished Scholar. Her projects explore new trends in the Islamic world--the Arab revolts, the rise and fall of political Islam, and future of the Middle East, and new U.S.-Iran diplomacy.  She identifies issues that will define the next decade, when the Middle East’s tran...

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