A.C. Clark was born and raised in Venezuela. He holds academic degrees from both Venezuelan and American universities, and has taught in both countries as well. One of Clark’s areas of specialization is political theory, and he regularly publishes and lectures on this and related topics.
Alexander Litvinenko(1962-2006) served in the Russian military for more than 20 years achieving the ranks of Lieutenant-Colonel. In 1988 he served in the counterintelligence agencies of the Soviet KGB and from 1991 in the Central Staff of the MB-FSK-FSB, specializing in counter-terrorist activities and organized crime. He escaped from Russia, and was granted political asylum in May 2001 by Great Britian where he lived until he was poisoned in November 2006.
John R. Bolton, a diplomat and a lawyer, has spent many years in public service. From August 2005 to December 2006, he served as the U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations. From 2001 to 2005, he was under secretary of state for arms control and international security.
Amir Taheri was the executive editor in chief of the daily Kayhan, Iran’s largest newspaper, for more than six years before the mullahs seized power. In the United States, his articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Post, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and Commentary, among other publications. He lives in Paris and London.
Armando Valladares was a political prisoner in Castro’s Cuba for twenty-two years. After international pressure led to his release, he came to the United States and served as Ambassador to the Human Rights Commission of the United Nations during the Reagan and Bush administrations.