Begüm Burak has a BA degree in Political Science and International Relations from Marmara University, Turkey. She completed her MA degree in Istanbul University, Turkey (majoring in Turkish political life) in 2010. She has been currently occupied as a Research Assistant at Fatih University, Turkey where she is a PhD candidate. Her main interests include civil-military relations, religion and politics and Turkish politics. You can follow Begüm on twitter at @BurakBegum. For her articles click here
Jeff Collins is currently a doctoral candidate in Political Science at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. His research majors are in International Relations and Public Policy. He holds both a BA in Political Science and History and a Certificate in Public Administration from Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada; a Law degree from the University of Aberdeen, UK; and a MA in International Relations and Strategic Studies from the University of Birmingham, UK. His varied research interests include international security, airpower, Canadian defence policy, Israeli security issues, and international law. At the moment he is examining institutional issues surrounding Canadian defence procurement. He currently resides in Ottawa, Canada. For his articles click here
Hiroshi Nakatani is from Tokyo, Japan. He studied Political Science in Japan and obtained an MA degree in International Relations from the University of Birmingham, UK. He is currently translating two chapters (8 and 10) of the book Hew, Strachan & Andreas, Herberg-Rothe. (eds.) Clausewitz in the Twenty-First Century. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2007), from English to Japanese. The Japanese book is due to be published this year (2012). His research interests lie, among other things, in nuclear proliferation in the 21st century; the history of the Japanese nuclear weapons program; nuclear deterrence in the second nuclear age; and the nature of war and the Clausewitzian ideas of war. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org. For his articles click here
Javier Betancourt holds a MSc in Forensic Archaeology and Anthropology from Cranfield Defence and Security, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom. His BA is in Mediterranean Sciences from the Department of Mediterranean Studies, University of the Aegean, Greece, with a major in Archaeology and minors International Relations and Organisations, and Linguistics. His main research intrerests include Forensic Science, Biomedical Science, Archaeology, Human Rights, and the way forensics relate and can contribute to international politics. You can follow Javier on Twitter @Javier_DAUK . For his personal Blog click here. For his articles click here
Jason Iliou is doing his MSc in Security Studies at the University College of London (UCL). His interests lie mainly in the field of media, politics, international security, and religion. He is currently focusing on the relationship of Nationalism and the Media in Greece. He also holds a First Class Honours degree in (BA) Journalism from the University of Westminster. You can follow him on twitter at @Jasonilliou. For his articles click here.