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Faisal J Abbas

Editor-in-Chief of Arab News

Hiroyuki Akita

Commentator at Nikkei

Minna Ålander

Research Fellow at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs

Leila Alieva

Affiliate of Russian and East European Studies at Oxford University School for Global and Area Studies

John Allen

USMC General (Ret.), Non-Resident Distinguished Fellow at Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)

Omar Ashour

Professor of Security and Military Studies and the Founding Chair of the Critical Security Studies Programme at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies
Mustafa Aydın

Mustafa Aydin

Professor of International Relations at Kadir Has University

Abdullah Baabood

Chair of the State of Qatar for Islamic Area Studies at Waseda University

Pavel Baev

Research Professor at the Peace Research Institute Oslo

Thomas Bagger

Ambassador of Germany in Poland

Michał Baranowski

Managing Director of the German Marshall Fund East

Anton Barbashin

Co-founder and an Editorial Director at Riddle Russia

André Barrinha

Associate Professor in International Relations at University of Bath

Inna Berezkina

Programme Coordinator at the School of Civic Education

Jessica Berlin

Foreign Policy Analyst and Managing Director, CoStruct

Benedetta Berti

Head of Policy Planning in the Office of the Secretary General at NATO
Stephen Biegun

Stephen Biegun

Senior Vice President of the Boeing Company, former US Deputy Secretary of State

Carl Bildt

Co-chair of the European Council on Foreign Relations

Steven Blockmans

Director Of Research at the Centre for European Policy Studies

Anna Borshchevskaya

Senior Fellow at the Washington Institute

Aziz Burkhanov

Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Public Policy at Nazarbayev University

Eto Buziashvili

Researcher at the Atlantic Council

James Jay Carafano

Vice President of the Heritage Foundation

Scott Carpenter

Managing Director of Jigsaw

David Cattler

NATO Assistant Secretary General for Intelligence and Security

Christopher G Cavoli

Commander of the US European Command and Supreme Allied Commander Europe

Samuel Charap

Senior Political Scientist at the RAND Corporation

Xavier Chatel

Advisor for Strategic Affairs to the French Presidency

Iulian Chifu

State Counsellor of the Romanian Prime Minister

Luke Coffey

Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute

Eliot A Cohen

Arleigh Burke Chair in Strategy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies 

Sławomir Dębski

Director of the Polish Institute of International Affairs

Bob Deen

Senior Research Fellow on Security and Defence for the Clingendael Institute

Judy Dempsey

Senior Fellow at Carnegie Europe

Nikola Dimitrov

Former Foreign Minister of North Macedonia

Roman Dobrokhotov

Editor-in-Chief of The Insider

Kimberly Dozier

Global Affairs Analyst at CNN

Steven Erlanger

Chief Diplomatic Correspondent for Europe at The New York Times

Ulrike Franke

Senior Policy Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations

Daniel Fried

Weiser Family Distinguished Fellow at the Atlantic Council

Akiko Fukushima

Senior Fellow at the Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research

Giorgi Gakharia

Former Prime Minister of Georgia

Timothy Garton Ash

Professor of European Studies at University of Oxford
Susan Glasser

Susan B Glasser

Staff Writer at The New Yorker

Alexander Graf Lambsdorff

Deputy Chair of Free Democrats (FDP), German Bundestag

Igor Gretskiy

Research Fellow at the International Centre for Defence and Security

Nana Gyasi

CEO of Kanay

Flemming Splidsboel Hansen

Senior Researcher at the Danish Institute for International Studies

Martin Herem

Commander of the Estonian Defence Forces

Fiona Hill

Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow at the Robert Bosch Foundation and Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution

Peter Viggo Jakobsen

Associate Professor at Royal Danish Defence College

Matthew D Johnson

Visiting Fellow at The Hoover Institution And Research Director At Garnaut Global

Seth G Jones

Senior Vice President at the Center for Strategic and International Studies

Rikard Jozwiak

Europe Editor for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

Ben Judah

Director of the Transform Europe Initiative and Senior Fellow at the Europe Center of the Atlantic Council

Monica Juma

National Security Advisor to the President of the Republic of Kenya

Daria Kaleniuk

Co-founder and Executive Director of the Anti-Corruption Action Center, Co-founder and Board Member of the International Center for Ukrainian Victory

Kersti Kaljulaid

President of Estonia 2016-2021, global advocate of the UN Secretary-General for Every Woman Every Child

Kaja Kallas

Prime Minister of Estonia

Krišjānis Kariņš

Prime Minister of Latvia

Alar Karis

President of Estonia
Slyvie Kaufman

Sylvie Kauffmann

Editorial Director and Foreign Affairs Columnist at Le Monde
Lucas Kello

Lucas Kello

Associate Professor of International Relations at Oxford University

George P Kent

US Ambassador to Estonia

Tinatin Khidasheli

Head of Civic – IDEA

Michael Kofman

Director of the Russia Studies Program at the Center for Naval Analysis

Andrei Kolesnikov

Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Oleksandr Korniienko

First Deputy Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

Ekaterina Kotrikadze

News Director and Anchor of TV Rain

Manuel Lafont Rapnouil

Head of the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs’ Centre for Analysis, Planning and Strategy

Jörg Lau

International Correspondent, German weekly DIE ZEIT
Alexey Levinson

Alexey Levinson

Head of the Socio-Cultural Research Department at Levada Center
Kadri Liik

Kadri Liik

Senior Policy Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations

Bobo Lo

Independent International Relations Analyst

Edward Lucas

Non-Resident Senior Fellow and Senior Adviser at CEPA

Matti Maasikas

Ambassador of the European Union to Ukraine

Laure Mandeville

Senior Reporter with Le Figaro

Armine Margaryan

Political Military Expert

Michael McFaul

Director at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University
Marie Mendras

Marie Mendras

Professor at Sciences Po University and Research Fellow with the National Centre for Scientific Research

Jonathan Miller

Senior Fellow and Director of the Foreign Affairs, National Defence and National Security program at the Macdonald Laurier Institute

Chilamkuri Raja Mohan

Senior Fellow at the Asia Society Policy Institute

Veronika Movchan

Research Director at the Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting

Ellen Nakashima

National Security Reporter with The Washington Post

Zhanna Nemtsova

Co-Founder of the Boris Nemtsov Foundation for Freedom and Co-Director of the Boris Nemtsov Academic Centre for the Study of Russia at Charles University

Hanna Notte

Director of Eurasia Non-proliferation Program at James Martin Center for Non-proliferation Studies

Natalie Nougayrède

Journalist, adviser to the School of Civic Education, former member of The Guardian editorial board

Žygimantas Pavilionis

Chairman of Foreign Affairs Committee at the Parliament (Seimas) of the Republic of Lithuania

Hanno Pevkur

Minister of Defence of Estonia

Sergey Radchenko

Wilson E. Schmidt Distinguished Professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies

Karel Řehka

Chief of Defence of the Czech Republic

Gunda Reire

Parliamentary Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia

Tomas Ries

Senior Lecturer at the National Defence College
Alan Riley

Alan Riley

Visiting Professor at the College of Europe 

Kusti Salm

Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Defence of Estonia

Mary Elise Sarotte

Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Distinguished Professor at Hopkins-SAIS

Teri Schultz

Independent Reporter
Artyom Shraibman

Artyom Shraibman

Political Analyst and Founder of Sense Analytics

Ingrida Šimonytė

Prime Minister of Lithuania

Joseph M Siracusa

Dean of Global Futures at Curtin University

Pavel Slunkin

Visiting Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations

Constanze Stelzenmüller

Director of the Center on the United States and Europe and Fritz Stern Chair on Germany and Transatlantic Relations at Brookings Institution

Angela Stent

Non-Resident Fellow at The Brookings Institution and Senior Advisor at Georgetown Center for Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies

Rebecca Strating

Director of La Trobe Asia

Benjamin Tallis

Senior Research Fellow at the German Council on Foreign Relations

Rachel Tausendfreund

Senior Fellow with the German Marshall Fund

Nathalie Tocci

Director of the Istituto Affari Internazionali

Mikael Tofvesson

Head of the Operations Department at the Swedish Psychological Defence Agency

Margus Tsahkna

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia

İlter Turan

Emeritus Professor at Istanbul Bilgi University, past President of the International Political Science Association

Sergey Utkin

Associate Professor for International Politics at the Department of Political Science and Public Management at the University of Southern Denmark

Elina Valtonen

Member of the Finnish Parliament and Vice-Chair of the National Coalition Party

Peter Van Praagh

Founding President of Halifax International Security Forum

Siddharth Varadarajan

Journalist and Founding Editor of The Wire

Tara Varma

Visiting Fellow in the Center of the United States and Europe at Brookings

Olesya Vartanyan

South Caucasus analyst at the International Crisis Group

Taavi Veskimägi

Chairman of the Board of Elering

Margrethe Vestager

Executive Vice-president of the European Commission and Commissioner

Pierre Vimont

Senior Fellow at Carnegie Europe

Justin Vogt

Executive Editor at Foreign Affairs Magazine

David Vseviov

Professor Emeritus at the Estonian Academy of Arts

Anja Wehler-Schöck

International Editor at Tagesspiegel

Fredrik Wesslau

Distinguished Policy Fellow at the Stockholm Centre for East European Studies

Geir Westgaard

Senior Adviser for Global External Analysis at Equinor

Anna Wieslander

Director for Northern Europe at the Atlantic Council and Secretary General of the Swedish Defence Association

Ana Isabel Xavier

Secretary of State at the Ministry of National Defence of Portugal

Greg Yudin

Professor at The Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences and Visiting Research Scholar at Princeton University

Andriy Zagorodnyuk

Chairman of Centre for Defence Strategies and Distinguished Fellow of Atlantic Council