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International Affairs Forum is a publication of the Center for International Relations, a nonprofit, tax exempt (501(c)3) organization based in the Washington, D.C. area unaffiliated with any group or ideology. We are devoted to the independent exchange of international affairs, intelligence and economics views and information. Through our online journal, International Affairs Forum, we strive to facilitate and enrich our readers' experience by providing:
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Dr. John J. Tierney, Jr., Former Executive Director of the Congressional Caucus on National Defense, U.S. House of Representatives; Faculty Chairman, The Institute of World Politics (Washington DC)
James Stockmal, Vice President, Association for Strategic Planning
Dimitri Neos, Executive Director, Center for International Relations

Editorial Board
Dr. Brian K Chappell
Dr. Christos Kyrou, Adjunct Professor, American University
Dr. Sohail Mahmood
David Phillips, GBRW

Advisory Board
Dr. Terrence R. Guay, Professor of International Business, Pennsylvania State University
Dr. Sahar Khamis, Assistant Professor of Communication, Affiliate Faculty of Women's Studies, and Affiliate Faculty in the Consortium on Race, Gender and Ethnicity, University of Maryland
Ghada Gomaa A. Mohamed, Lecturer in Economics, Carleton University (Canada)
Dr. Madhav Das Nalapat, UNESCO Peace Chair and Director of the Department of Geopolitics at Manipal University
Dr.Siddhartha Sarkar, A.C.College of Commerce, India



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Dr. Dale Mineshima-Lowe, Managing Editor (United Kingdom)
C.J. deGrazia, Senior Editor
Katherine Lugo, Senior Editor
Dr. Angela Carpenter
Shannon Cook (UAE, Editor)
Maria Cheiladaki-Liarokapi
Leo Halepli
Cooper Hewell Dr. Kyriakos Kouveliotis
Dr. Majbritt Lyck
Jessica Matsko, Editor
Lakshna Mehta, Editor
M. Patel, Editor
C. Sadkam
Dr. Syuzanna Vasilyan
Anthony Welch


Mahmood Ahmad, Research Analyst(Pakistan)
Alexander W. Amiral
Sariyya Atayeva
Clay Ballard
Sheritha Brace
Justin Cheung (Contributor)
Pankti Dalal(India)
Dynasty Dyer
Alexandra Gilliard
David Hollingsworth
Kayvan M. Lavassani(Canada)
Emily Carter Luense
Sama Mammadova
Vikas Mehta (India)
Amit R. Saksena (India)
James Young


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