Editor-in-chief : Mitchell Blatt Mitchell Blatt moved to China in 2012, and since then he has traveled and written about politics and culture throughout Asia. A writer and journalist, based in Asia, he is the lead author of Panda Guides Hong Kong guidebook and a contributor to outlets including The National Interest, Acculturated, Roads & Kingdoms and Vagabond Journey.

Fluent in Chinese, he has lived and traveled in Asia for three years, blogging about his travels at ChinaTravelWriter.com.

You can follow him on Twitter at @MitchBlatt.

Editor: Sumantra MaitraDoctoral Researcher at the University of Nottingham where he focuses on Russian foreign policy, military strategy, NATO, US foreign policy and Neorealism.

He is also regular contributor and analyst for the War on the Rocks, The National InterestCentre for Land Warfare Studies and Quillette Magazine.

He previously blogged for Washington Examiner, Interpreter Magazine, Times of Israel and Jerusalem Post. Some of his academic papers can be found at SSRN.

You can follow him on Twitter here @MrMaitra.

Contributor (History, politics and culture)Henry George – Henry studied for a History BA at Royal Holloway, University of London. He then studied for a War Studies MA at King’s College London, focusing on ISIS inspired terrorism and Fourth Generation Warfare for his dissertation. He also blogs herefocusing on issues surrounding identity politics, political philosophy, free speech and cultural issues broadly linked to the West’s decline. He can be reached on Twitter at @intothefuture45.

Contributor (Philosophy, society and politics): Ben Sixsmith Ben is an English writer, living in Poland, interested in history, community, rationality and literature. He also writes fiction and poems. His website is here and you can follow him on Twitter @BDSixsmith.

Contributor: Patrick Rincon
Patrick is a retired US Marine, with a background in cryptology and a fluency in Russian. Patrick spends most of his time in the Republic of Korea, where he covers the powderkegging developing on the penninsula. He travels the world in search of truth and enlightment. Selah.

Contributor (Europe, geo-strategy, development, and Economics): Daniela Zordová A double degree student at the Metropolitan University Prague & University of Trento, aspiring for the MA in International Relations and European Studies. Coming from Slovakia and currently oscillating between Prague and Trento, her research interests gravitate around small states & SIDS, sustainable development potential and geopolitical explanations of foreign policy behaviour. Since 2013 occupying a PR position in the Central European Journal for International & Security Studies and publishing under the same banner. She is still secretly feeding the potential PhD scenario that so far resists all attempts at eradication. You can follow her on Twitter at @DanielaZordova.

Contributor (Cyber security, intelligence and IR): C J O’ConnorPh.D Candidate with the National Security College of The Australian National University. Intelligence and security researcher, currently specializing in cyber intelligence and counterintelligence. Past focuses include Cold War-era espionage and surveillance platforms. Spends most of her time on thesis and publication research; what little time remains she spends reading. You can follow her on Twitter @CourteneyJ_.

Contributor (Psychology, anthropology, gender, society and philosophy): Paula Wright – Paula is a researcher in evolutionary anthropology. She is the founder of Darwinian Gender Studies, an interdisciplinary research area which encompasses (but is not limited to) evidence based gender studies, anthropology, psychology, biology, ecology, primatology, palaeontology. She has a special interest in female intrasexual competition. Her articles have appeared in Psychology Today and The Telegraph and she has her own blog Darwinian Gender Studies. Follow her on Twitter @.

Contributor (Culture and fashion): Holly Ashe – Holly is a London based fashion and culture writer. She was previously published in Vogue International as a fashion designer and a start-up business entrepreneur. Her previous publications can be found here. You can follow her on twitter @hollyroseashe.

Contributor (US politics): Marybeth Glenn – Marybeth currently resides in a small town located in the state of Wisconsin, but she has lived in various locations throughout the United States. She is a mild mannered caffeinated bookworm, small business owner, writer, and the editor of The Collision Blog where she gives her unabashed, often controversial, opinions on current political and social issues. You can follow her on Twitter at @MBGlenn

Korea Analyst: Daniel Kim – Daniel has served as an artillery man and an interpreter in the Republic of Korea Army and is currently enrolled at Eastern Washington University where he is majoring in interdisciplinary studies.

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