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Geopolitics Top 100: From George Freidman to Condoleezza Rice, These Are the Most Influential Geopolitics Experts in the World

Top 100 geopolitics experts power list by richtopia

Whether you’re a would-be geopolitics expert or have spent decades being one. You could be worse-off than to read the short biographies of geopolitics experts who’ve been through the journey before.

So we’ve compiled a list from top geopolitics experts. It’s a list of influential people at effectively having soft-power and being pro-active, particularly in the digital sphere.

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Our geopolitics experts list is an automatic algorithm based on social media influence, Klout scores and a secret recipe.

We take into account various metrics from Twitter, Facebook, Wikipedia, Youtube, LinkedIn and Instagram. The list gets updated each Monday. If you believe you fit the criteria (or you know an expert who does), you could add people by clicking the “join” button. All entries are considered by our admins, and Richtopia reserves the right to accept or forbid people from the list as it deems fit.

Follow these geopolitics experts to keep up with trends. You will also learn what resources they use to stay in the know.

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Donald Tusk Profile Image Donald Tusk
Twitter channel of Donald Tusk, President of the European Council. Managed by the media team.
100

2.
(2)

George Freidman Profile Image George Freidman
Leading geopolitical forecaster and Chairman of @GPFutures. Former Chairman of @Stratfor. #geopolitics
99

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(3)

Condoleezza Rice Profile Image Condoleezza Rice
Professor, Author, Pianist, Golfer, Avid football fan, former U.S. Secretary of State & National Security Advisor
98

4.
(5)

Carl Biltd Profile Image Carl Biltd
Co-Chair European Council on Foreign Relations @ecfr. Among many other things. På svenska på @cbildt.
97

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(4)

Senator Ben   Cardin Profile Image Senator Ben Cardin
U.S. Senator for Maryland. #SavetheBay. Small Biz, Foreign Relations, Finance, Enviro committees. https://t.co/Rwn7M4xbXO
96

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(6)

Jennifer Granholm Profile Image Jennifer Granholm
Patriot; Former Gov. of MI; Prof. @UCBerkeley @GoldmanSchool; fierce Democrat; wife to my hero; mom of 3 glorious souls; @CNN Sr Contributor
95

7.
(21)

Nada Bakos Profile Image Nada Bakos
Former CIA Analyst 2000-2010. CNN Nat Sec analyst. Book release on Iraq TBD: The Targeter. 4th Generation Montanan. Templeton Fellow @FPRI
94

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(7)

Ben Shapiro Profile Image Ben Shapiro
EIC https://t.co/Jd8PhAEM3i, syndicated radio host and columnist, host of "The Ben Shapiro Show," National Review, NYT bestseller
93

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(8)

Pippa Malmgren Profile Image Pippa Malmgren
Founder DRPM Group and H Robotics, Presidential Advisor, best-selling author, trendspotter, economist, public speaker & NED. @DrPippaM on Intragram, Twitter and facebook
92

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(30)

Larry Madowo Profile Image Larry Madowo
Business Editor, @BBCAfrica. Global Contributing Columnist, @washingtonpost. Wannabe Techie. Nomad. Terrible puns in 5 languages. All views mine
91

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(9)

Ian Bremmer Profile Image Ian Bremmer
political scientist, author, prof at nyu, columnist at time, president @eurasiagroup, @gzeromedia. if you lived here, you'd be home now.
90

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(25)

Annie Lowrey Profile Image Annie Lowrey
I write about economic policy for @TheAtlantic. Say hi on [email protected].
89

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(10)

Philip J. Crowley Profile Image Philip J. Crowley
Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State and author of Red Line: American Foreign Policy in a Time of Fractured Politics and Failing States.
88

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(11)

Radosław   Sikorski Profile Image Radosław Sikorski
Senior Fellow @CES_Harvard, Distinguished Statesman @CSIS, Senior Advisor @Eurasiagroup; [email protected]
87

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(12)

Evan McMullin Profile Image Evan McMullin
Co-founder of @StandUpRepublic and @StandUpIdeas with @mindyfinn. Former independent presidential candidate, CIA ops, House GOP policy. [email protected]
86

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(16)

Ben Rhodes Profile Image Ben Rhodes
Author - The World As It Is: A Memoir of the Obama White House
85

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(14)

Harald Malmgren Profile Image Harald Malmgren
Economist, geopolitical and geosecurity strategist, rethinking global finance and the role of governance in our wellbeing, author and speaker
84

18.
(15)

Reza Aslan Profile Image Reza Aslan
The little beast Reza Aslan is a scholar of what, exactly? Evil! - Pamela Geller
83

19.
(17)

Rod Beckstrom Profile Image Rod Beckstrom
CEO, BECKSTROM, Former Dir. of U.S. Natl. Cybersecurity Center & President and CEO of ICANN. Geopolitics/Track II diplomacy.
82

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(13)

Richard N. Haass Profile Image Richard N. Haass
President, Council on Foreign Relations. Author, A World in Disarray (https://t.co/p8rKjlpoT5). Opinions my own; RTs/follows not endorsements
81

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(18)

Mustafa Kibaroğlu Profile Image Mustafa Kibaroğlu
BJK; GSL; Industrial Eng’g (BSc) & Econ (MA) Bogazici Uni; Int’l Rel (PhD) Bilkent Uni; Southampton Uni; Monterey Inst; Harvard Uni; Pugwash; MEF Uni; Prof. Dr.
80

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(19)

Jessie Jane   Duff Profile Image Jessie Jane Duff
Gunnery Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps (ret) | Senior Fellow, London Center for Policy Research | https://t.co/Tp9bdKYXVp
79

23.
(27)

George F. Will Profile Image George F. Will
Columnist on politics and domestic and foreign affairs; Nice Little Place on the North Side - In Bookstores now http://t.co/y6WHaRLKax
78

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(23)

Federica Mogherini Profile Image Federica Mogherini
High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. Vice President of the EU Commission
77

25.
(20)

Rula Jebreal Profile Image Rula Jebreal
Visiting Professor, The University of Miami. Author. Foreign Policy analyst.
76

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(22)

Tina Fordham Profile Image Tina Fordham
Citi's Chief Global Political Analyst. Geopolitics, Vox Populi, Mkts UN HLP Women's Econ Empowerment California Londoner Personal acct #BeBrave
75

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(24)

Ishaan   Tharoor Profile Image Ishaan Tharoor
Foreign affairs writer @WashingtonPost, formerly @TIME. Also teaching @GeorgetownSFS. New Yorker. Opinions my own. Victoria concordia crescit
74

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(26)

Melissa Harris-Perry Profile Image Melissa Harris-Perry
Co-hosting @TapFreedom, Directing @AJCCenter, Traveling w/ @WakeTheVote, Blacking Up Campus w/ @TheNation, Writing for @ellemagazine, Feeding Poultry in Prada
73

29.
(39)

Seth Masket Profile Image Seth Masket
Political scientist, @UofDenver. Director, @CAPatDU. @KlugeCtr Chair at @LOC (2018). Contributor at @pacificstand and @voxdotcom/@MisOfFact.
72

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(29)

O. Bula   Escobar Profile Image O. Bula Escobar
International Geopolitics Expert. Former UN Rep - Catholic -Pro-West -Patriot - Multilingual - Writer: Watch Your Backyard & El Plan Maestro
71

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(35)

Paul Musgrave Profile Image Paul Musgrave
Political science assistant professor @UMassAmherst. Foreign policy and international relations. George J. Mitchell Scholar.
70

32.
(28)

Brooke Binkowski Profile Image Brooke Binkowski
Black helicopter pilot, One World Government co-chair, proud Reptoid-American. Retweets mean I'm in front of your house in an unmarked vehicle.
69

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(32)

Dean Baker Profile Image Dean Baker
I am a senior economist at the Center for Economic and Policy Research (@ceprdc). I also run the blog Beat the Press (@beat_the_press)
68

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(31)

Amberin Zaman Profile Image Amberin Zaman
Columnist @AlMonitor @DikenComTr #Turkey Correspondent @TheEconomist 1999-2016 @TheWilsonCenter Policy Fellow 2016-2017 #Kurds #Syria #Iraq #Armenia
67

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(34)

Jasmin   Mujanović Profile Image Jasmin Mujanović
Political scientist. Southeast European & global affairs. "Hunger & Fury: The Crisis of Democracy in the Balkans" now out via @HurstPublishers & @OxUniPress.
66

36.
(40)

Javier   Solana Profile Image Javier Solana
President of @ESADEgeo - Center for Global Economy and Geopolitics. Distinguished Fellow at @BrookingsInst.
65

37.
(60)

Lee Drutman Profile Image Lee Drutman
Political scientist | Senior fellow, @NewAmerica | Contributor, @voxdotcom | Professor, @JHUGovStudies | Author, The Business of America is Lobbying
64

38.
(55)

Michael Horowitz Profile Image Michael Horowitz
Geopolitical and security analyst @LeBeckInt. I tweet about MENA. Views are my own
63

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(51)

Jon   Williams Profile Image Jon Williams
Managing Director @rtenews. Ex Managing/Foreign Editor @ABC, ex World Editor @BBC. Board member @PressFreedom, runner, bootcamper, traveller, Scouser.
62

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(38)

Chad P. Bown Profile Image Chad P. Bown
Reginald Jones Senior Fellow, @PIIE | Co-host @Trade__Talks podcast | Former policy: @ObamaWhiteHouse CEA, @WorldBank, @WTO | Tweets/RTs my own
61

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(33)

Pierre   Levy Profile Image Pierre Levy
Author: Collective Intelligence 1994, Becoming Virtual 1995, Cyberculture 1997, The Semantic Sphere 2011 #Philosophy #Edtech #Data #AI #IEML #geopolitics
60

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(50)

Lawrence   Freedman Profile Image Lawrence Freedman
Emeritus Professor of War Studies King's College London. Strategy: A History (OUP). Latest book: The Future of War: A History (Penguin, UK, PublicAffairs US).
59

43.
(46)

Christina Greer Profile Image Christina Greer
Political Scientist; @NYUMcSilver Fellow; Assoc. Prof at @FordhamNYC; Analyst; Author of Black Ethnics; Host of The Aftermath on https://t.co/Tnmp8kwocf
58

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(45)

Sharmine   Narwani Profile Image Sharmine Narwani
Writer, commentator & analyst covering Middle East geopolitics; Former Senior Associate, St Antony's College, Oxford U; email: [email protected]
57

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(66)

Philip Cowley Profile Image Philip Cowley
Professor of Politics, @QMPoliticsIR . The J stands for Joined Twitter Too Late To Be Called @PhilipCowley. Or John.
56

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(43)

Paolo Manzo Profile Image Paolo Manzo
Correspondent in Brazil - I write in 4 languages #LatAm #geopolitics #finance #HRs #intelligence #NGOs [email protected]
55

47.
(59)

Ivo   Daalder Profile Image Ivo Daalder
President @ChicagoCouncil. Former US Amb @NATO. Policy Wonk. Author. Proud husband & dad. Dog lover. Baseball fan. New Chicagoan. Old Dutchman.
54

48.
(70)

Tim Bale Profile Image Tim Bale
Teach Politics and write stuff at Queen Mary University of London, where I also run a project on party membership in the 21st Century - https://t.co/X2UELPVyHr.
53

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(56)

Jacek   Saryusz-Wolski Profile Image Jacek Saryusz-Wolski
Poseł do Parl Eur, Kom.Zagraniczna, Konstytucyjna, Del ds NATO, Ukrainy, EURONEST / EP Member, Foreign&Constitutional Cttees,NATO, Ukraine, EURONEST Del.
52

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(41)

Steve   Clemons Profile Image Steve Clemons
Political and Foreign Policy Commentator ~ Washington Editor at Large, The Atlantic and National Journal. Contributor, MSNBC
51

51.
(49)

Aditya Raj Kaul Profile Image Aditya Raj Kaul
Associate Editor, @Republic, Foreign/Strategic Affairs. Reported from Baghdad, Jerusalem, Ramallah, Kashmir. Track Af-Pak. Mountain guy. Kashmiri roots.
50

52.
(48)

Sameera Khan Profile Image Sameera Khan
RT International DC Correspondent | Foreign Policy Analyst | Political Scientist | Fmr. @BernieSanders Surrogate | Miss New Jersey US ‘15 | [email protected]
49

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(44)

Guillaume De   DURAT Profile Image Guillaume De DURAT
MD in Political Science & Law, Health, ehealth, AI IA, Compliance, Ethics #hcsmeufr Geopolitics, lecturer. Be predictive, Open-minded & humour to survive #Pilot
48

54.
(42)

Mr. Aye   Dee Profile Image Mr. Aye Dee
Africa & Middle East Public Policy & Security Expert. ΑΦΑ
47

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Nicolas   Tenzer Profile Image Nicolas Tenzer
Sr civil servant writer edit @RevueLeBanquet chair @CERAP_Paris Guest Prof @PSIASciencesPo Tweets my own RT≠endorsement #geopolitics #riskanalysis #humanrights
46

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Marios   Karatzias Profile Image Marios Karatzias
#Social citizen CEO of @SocialWiz Believes in people's potential 2 innovate.Champions #SocialMedia. Tweets in Greek+English.RTs not endorsement #geopolitics
45

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(52)

Robert   Kimbell Profile Image Robert Kimbell
Let's get the very best from the UK. There's so much more to be achieved, so much potential. RTs and Follows are not endorsements.
44

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(69)

Jennifer Ditchburn Profile Image Jennifer Ditchburn
Editor-in-Chief/Rédactrice en chef, Policy Options/Options Politiques (@IRPP). jditchburn (at) irpp (dot) org. Orgullosamente hispano canadiense.
43

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Robert J   Somynne Profile Image Robert J Somynne
Foreign Policy/Researcher/VideoJourno @AJEnglish @guardian @NewStatesman @new_foreign @openDemocracy @ScotNational @bellacaledonia @The_NewArab #Iran #sexwork
42

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(61)

Surya Raj Acharya Profile Image Surya Raj Acharya
Spokesperson, @BibeksheelSajha Engineer & Policy Analyst, PhD, Univ of Tokyo. RT not endorsement. Tweets are personal.
41

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Matthew   Campbell Profile Image Matthew Campbell
I write international features for Bloomberg and Businessweek. All views my own, etc. mcampbell39 at bloomberg dot net
40

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(62)

Patrick   Dunleavy Profile Image Patrick Dunleavy
Political scientist, #LSE & @UCIGPA - elections & parties, state theory, political power, digital government & IT. Higher education & academic authoring
39

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Nayef   Al-Rodhan Profile Image Nayef Al-Rodhan
Philosopher, Neuroscientist, Geostrategist #SpaceSecurity #GlobalFutures #Neurophilosophy #Geopolitics #Politicaltheory [email protected]
38

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Mamur   Mustapha Profile Image Mamur Mustapha
Entrepreneur, Rights Activist, Environmentalist, Book Connoisseur, #GeoPolitics, #ForeignPolicy, #Philosophy, Freethinker, Anarchosyndicalist, Strategist.
37

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(72)

Jennifer S Musisi Profile Image Jennifer S Musisi
@KCCAUG ED — Official Feed. RTs & Following ≠ Endorsements. Instagram @jennifermusisi. Policy: https://t.co/B5zcUMQZYy
36

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(64)

Callum Thomas Profile Image Callum Thomas
Head of Research @topdowncharts Likes: charts, data, macro, multi-asset investing, economics, geopolitics, contrarianism. (tweets = not advice)
35

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(73)

石井孝明 Profile Image 石井孝明
ジャーナリスト。エネルギー問題、グリーン経済、医療、農業政策、金融、投資と資産運用情報、安全保障問題、科学と工業技術。趣味で軍事史と経済史 Journalist. Reporting Japanese energy policy and technology.
34

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Ksenija   Pavlovic Profile Image Ksenija Pavlovic
White House Correspondent | Founder of @pavlovictoday | Fmr @yale Senior Instructor | @LSEnews alumna | Journalism can never be silent.
33

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(63)

Maiol Sanaüja Profile Image Maiol Sanaüja
Filòsof i jurista. Asset Manager. Focus on #Diplomacy, #Geopolitics, #Security & #Semiotics. Ex notitia victoria. Twitter suspended @maiolsanauja! Why?
32

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(80)

Jason   Buttrill Profile Image Jason Buttrill
Former Intelligence Analyst for DoD, Geopolitical Analyst and writer/Chief Researcher for MRA.
31

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(58)

Wallace   Kantai Profile Image Wallace Kantai
Business · Foreign Policy
30

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(77)

Bram Weerts Profile Image Bram Weerts
Work for @HfSResearch. I tweet about #Entrepreneurship, #Blockchain, #Cryptocurrencies, #Geopolitics and the #HfSFORA. Operations & Sales Executive. HKS Alumni
29

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Ryan D. Enos Profile Image Ryan D. Enos
Political Scientist, Harvard University
28

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Kristina   Dei Profile Image Kristina Dei
#Geopolitics
27

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(78)

Dan Gabriel Profile Image Dan Gabriel
Filmmaker. Former #CIA. Insurgencies, foreign and domestic.
26

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(81)

Evan   Feigenbaum Profile Image Evan Feigenbaum
Vice Chairman, Paulson Institute; Co-Founder, MacroPolo; Senior Fellow, Carnegie Endowment; twice U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State; Asia's past/ future.
25

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Elena Holodny Profile Image Elena Holodny
@NBCNews in Moscow. Economics, politics, and math. Tweets/retweets are not endorsements. [email protected]
24

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(37)

Patrick W. Watson Profile Image Patrick W. Watson
Mauldin Economics senior editor and macro analyst. Interests: world trade, central banks, geopolitics, energy. Animal lover. Catholic/Dad/Texan. Opinions mine.
23

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Vincent   Eiffling Profile Image Vincent Eiffling
Researcher/ Ph.D./Louvain University (CECRI-Belgium)/ St-Cyr Military School (CREC-France)/ Iran-Turkey-Middle East / Security and Geopolitic - Author on
22

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Ayee   Macaraig Profile Image Ayee Macaraig
Correspondent, @AFPManila. Newshound. Filipino journalist. Geopolitical geek. Southeast Asia watcher. Learning French.
21

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Milena Rodban Profile Image Milena Rodban
Risk, in stilettos. Polymath in progress. Geopolitical Risk Consultant and Interactive Simulation Designer. @GoucherCollege/@GeorgetownSFS alum. Views own.
20

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Kathleen Hicks Profile Image Kathleen Hicks
Kissinger Chair, SVP, & Int'l Security Dir. @csis. Geopolitics, defense, women & leadership, social justice. Pentagon survivor. Trying hard to be amused.
19

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Norman Finkelstein Profile Image Norman Finkelstein
Official Twitter account for Norman G. Finkelstein. News, links, and other items of interest concerning his work, writing, and appearances.
18

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Alan Salehzadeh Profile Image Alan Salehzadeh
Lecturer and researcher specialized in geopolitical questions related to the Middle-East and North Africa. Geopoliittisiin konflikteihin erikoistunut tutkija.
17

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Allan Lichtman Profile Image Allan Lichtman
Distinguished Professor of History: American University. Author of 9 books, most recently, The Case For Impeachment (Dey Street Books, 2017).
16

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Lynn Vavreck Profile Image Lynn Vavreck
Hoffenberg Professor of American Politics @UCLA, & contributor to The @UpshotNYT @NYTimes. In a few words: music, food, horses, & a good presidential campaign.
15

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Murat Yesiltas Profile Image Murat Yesiltas
PhD, Critical Geopolitics | SAU Middle East Institute @SAUOrtadogu| Security Studies, SETA @setavakfi | Working on Geopolitics, Territory and Security
14

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Sangwon   Yoon Profile Image Sangwon Yoon
#Korea-born, #MiddleEast-raised. @business @AJEnglish @AP @reuters @NYUCAS alum. #geopolitics #diplomacy #technology #risk #women
13

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Charles Martin Profile Image Charles Martin
MD at @EastAsiaGroup, #EastAsia #geopolitics #politics #politicalrisk #strategy #business #trade #tourism #China #Japan #SouthKorea #Taiwan #BizDev
12

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Doug   Rediker Profile Image Doug Rediker
Chair, Intl Capital Strategies, N/R Senior Fellow @BrookingsInst, Fmr #IMF Exec Board, Fmr @PIIE, Past Chair Geopolitics/Geoeconomics @WEF R/T not endorsement
11

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Safira Deborah Profile Image Safira Deborah
Career Foreign Service Officer; Former US Ambassador to Kuwait (2008-11) and Libya (2013-2015); Retiring from USG (and Twitter) in November 2016.
10

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Jay Syrmopoulos Profile Image Jay Syrmopoulos
Sr. geopolitical analyst @TFTPROJECT Nat'l security reporter @BenSwann_'s #TruthinMedia. Repub'd by MintPress, Zero Hedge, Strategic Culture Fdtn and many more
9

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(98)

Dr. Shireen Mazari Profile Image Dr. Shireen Mazari
A Pakistan political scientist and a prominent geostrategist. Belonging to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).
8

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(36)

Elad Ratson Profile Image Elad Ratson
Diplomat, Counsellor for Public Diplomacy @IsraelinUK. Special @IsraelMFA Adviser 4 Algorithmic Diplomacy.
7

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Tal Schneider Profile Image Tal Schneider
Diplomatic & Political Correspondent @ https://t.co/R9tOwO7Da4, former DC Correspondent. Writes about Politics, Foreign Affairs, Gender. RT ≠ endorsement
6

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Ranya Khalifa رانيا Profile Image Ranya Khalifa رانيا
International relations, geopolitics, media, theater, Middle East Studies M.A, تحيا جمهورية مصر العربية
5

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Avijit Goel Profile Image Avijit Goel
Geopolitical Analyst & Corporate Leader.Chevening Fellow from Oxford University.
4

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James Wallner Profile Image James Wallner
@RSI Senior Fellow; Adjunct Professor @AmericanU, @CatholicUniv; Contributor @dcexaminer, @LawLiberty; Author, On Parliamentary War and Death of Deliberation
3

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Dr. Zeyad ALshammari Profile Image Dr. Zeyad ALshammari
International Diplomacy and Government Relations Professional.
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Neil Quilliam Profile Image Neil Quilliam
Specialist in energy policy, geopolitics & MENA. Senior Research Fellow @ChathamHouse. Senior Adviser @TheRapidanGroup. Marathon runner, Chelsea fan.
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Bulletin:
Week 20
Published:
2:11pm - 21st May 2018
Score Period:
14th May - 21st May 2018
Data Sources:
Klout | Twitter
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