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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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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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(4)

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

4.
(3)

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

5.
(6)

Jennifer Granholm Profile Image Jennifer Granholm
Patriot; Former Gov. of MI; faculty, UC Berkeley, Goldman School of Public Policy; fierce Democrat; wife to my hero; mom of 3 glorious souls; CNN contributor
96

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(5)

Senator Ben   Cardin Profile Image Senator Ben Cardin
U.S. Senator for Maryland. Ranking Member, Foreign Relations Committee. https://t.co/H6tSwFVj7t https://t.co/Rwn7M4xbXO
95

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(7)

Ben Shapiro Profile Image Ben Shapiro
EIC https://t.co/Jd8PhAEM3i, syndicated columnist, host of "The Ben Shapiro Show," National Review, NYT bestseller
94

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(8)

Ian Bremmer Profile Image Ian Bremmer
political scientist, author, prof at nyu, columnist at time, president @eurasiagroup. if you lived here, you'd be home now.
93

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(12)

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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(11)

Evan McMullin Profile Image Evan McMullin
Co-founder of @StandUpRepublic and @StandUpIdeas with @mindyfinn. Former independent presidential candidate, CIA, House GOP policy. [email protected]
91

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(10)

Radosław   Sikorski Profile Image Radosław Sikorski
Senior Fellow @CES_Harvard, Distinguished Statesman @CSIS, Senior Advisor @Eurasiagroup; [email protected]
90

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(9)

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.
89

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(13)

Ben Rhodes Profile Image Ben Rhodes
Obama foreign policy advisor and speechwriter. Mets fan, Cuba negotiator, dad to Ella and Chloe.
88

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(15)

Reza Aslan Profile Image Reza Aslan
The little beast Reza Aslan is a scholar of what, exactly? Evil! - Pamela Geller
87

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(14)

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
86

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(16)

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
85

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(17)

Rod Beckstrom Profile Image Rod Beckstrom
CEO, BECKSTROM, Chairman of Stealth Security and HitCheck, Former Dir. of U.S. Natl. Cybersecurity Center & CEO of ICANN. Geopolitics/Track II diplomacy.
84

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(18)

Richard N. Haass Profile Image Richard N. Haass
President, Council on Foreign Relations. Author, A World in Disarray (https://t.co/fsbZdzQ37p). Opinions my own; RTs/follows not endorsements
83

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(20)

Federica Mogherini Profile Image Federica Mogherini
High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. Vice President of the EU Commission
82

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(21)

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
81

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(22)

Rula Jebreal Profile Image Rula Jebreal
Visiting Professor, The University of Miami. Author. Foreign Policy analyst.
80

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(19)

Larry Madowo Profile Image Larry Madowo
Politics, Policy & Pettiness | @ntvkenya Anchor + Tech Editor | @dailynation Columnist | Wandering all over the world | Often wearing pun tees
79

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(23)

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. Sr Fellow, NatSec FPRI
78

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(30)

Javier   Solana Profile Image Javier Solana
President at ESADE Center for Global Economy and Geopolitics (@ESADEgeo) and Distinguished Fellow at The Brookings Institution (@BrookingsInst)
77

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(26)

Ishaan   Tharoor Profile Image Ishaan Tharoor
Foreign affairs writer @WashingtonPost, formerly @TIME. New Yorker. Into history, geo-politics, and proper football. Opinions my own. Victoria concordia crescit
76

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(25)

Melissa Harris-Perry Profile Image Melissa Harris-Perry
Cohost @TapFreedom, @WakeForest Prof, Director @AJCCenter, @phiwfu & @WakeTheVote
75

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(28)

Paul Musgrave Profile Image Paul Musgrave
Professor. Political Scientist @UMassAmherst. US foreign policy, international relations, and oil politics. George J. Mitchell Scholar.
74

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(31)

Elad Ratson Profile Image Elad Ratson
Diplomat, Counsellor for Public Diplomacy @IsraelinUK. Special @IsraelMFA Adviser 4 Algorithmic Diplomacy.
73

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Pierre   Levy Profile Image Pierre Levy
Author: Collective Intelligence 1994, Becoming Virtual 1995, Cyberculture 1997, The Semantic Sphere 2011 | Twitter 4 edu #Philosophy, #Data #IEML | #Geopolitics
72

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(41)

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.
71

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(24)

Annie Lowrey Profile Image Annie Lowrey
I write about economic policy for @TheAtlantic. Say hi on [email protected].
70

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(32)

Amberin Zaman Profile Image Amberin Zaman
Columnist @AlMonitor @DikenComTr #Turkey Correspondent @TheEconomist 1999-2016 @TheWilsonCenter Policy Fellow 2016-2017 #Kurds #Syria #Iraq #Armenia
69

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(27)

Brooke Binkowski Profile Image Brooke Binkowski
Border, immigration, human rights reporter. Managing editor @snopes. Love reading, music, geopolitics etc. Curious; mouthy; rarely serious.
68

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(38)

Dean Baker Profile Image Dean Baker
I am an economist and co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research. I also run the blog Beat the Press (@beat_the_press)
67

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(33)

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
66

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(37)

Seth Masket Profile Image Seth Masket
Political scientist, @UofDenver. Director, @CAPatDU. Author of The Inevitable Party. Contributor at @pacificstand and @voxdotcom/@MisOfFact.
65

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(34)

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
64

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(35)

Paolo Manzo Profile Image Paolo Manzo
Correspondent in Brazil - I write in 4 languages #LatAm #geopolitics #finance #HRs #intelligence #NGOs [email protected]
63

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Guillaume De   DURAT Profile Image Guillaume De DURAT
#health #ehealth #compliance. Think predictive #hcsmeufr #Geopolitics Intelligence & humour to survive,Tweets are mine #Pilot , #lifesciences Public Affairs
62

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Patrick W. Watson Profile Image Patrick W. Watson
Mauldin Economics senior editor & Yield Shark writer. Topics: world trade, central banks, geopolitics, finance. Animal lover. Catholic/Dad/Texan. Opinions mine.
61

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(51)

Michael Horowitz Profile Image Michael Horowitz
Geopolitical and security analyst. I tweet about MENA. Views are my own
60

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(29)

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.
59

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(47)

Steve   Clemons Profile Image Steve Clemons
Political and Foreign Policy Commentator ~ Washington Editor at Large, The Atlantic and National Journal. Contributor, MSNBC
58

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Chad P. Bown Profile Image Chad P. Bown
Senior Fellow, @PIIE | Former policy: @ObamaWhiteHouse CEA, @WorldBank, @WTO | Co-host @Trade__Talks podcast | Tweets/RTs my own
57

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(36)

Kristina   Dei Profile Image Kristina Dei
#CT by the #IC w #IR for #CVE. That's My Rap & the Beat Goes On. #HUMINT
56

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Aditya Raj Kaul Profile Image Aditya Raj Kaul
Associate Editor, @Republic, Foreign/Strategic Affairs. Reported from Baghdad, Ramallah, Kashmir. Track Pakistan. Mountain guy. [email protected]
55

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(44)

Jasmin   Mujanović Profile Image Jasmin Mujanović
Political scientist, PhD from @YorkUniversity. Southeast European and international affairs. Research, commentary, and consulting.
54

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(48)

Mr. Aye   Dee Profile Image Mr. Aye Dee
Africa & Middle East Public Policy & Security Expert. I Belong 2 no 1 & I belong to everyone https://t.co/HedyutYm2D ΑΦΑ
53

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(54)

Milena Rodban Profile Image Milena Rodban
Risk, in stilettos. Polymath. Geopolitical Risk Consultant (find me on @ducoexperts). Simulation Designer. @GoucherCollege/@Georgetown alum. Views own.
52

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Robert J   Somynne Profile Image Robert J Somynne
ForeignPolicy/Strategist/neo-safavid/Poet/VidJourno @guardian @openDemocracy @ScotNational @bellacaledonia @The_NewArab #iran #geopolitics [email protected]
51

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Maiol Sanaüja Profile Image Maiol Sanaüja
Filòsof i jurista. Asset Manager. CM en @ElTemps_cat. Focus on #Diplomacy, #Geopolitics & #Security. أدرس العربية—קרב מגע @maiolsanauja is suspended!
50

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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
49

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Lee Drutman Profile Image Lee Drutman
Political scientist | Senior fellow, @NewAmerica | Contributor, @voxdotcom | Professor, @JHUGovStudies | Author, The Business of America is Lobbying
48

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(63)

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
47

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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]
46

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(64)

Philip Cowley Profile Image Philip Cowley
Professor of Politics, @QMPoliticsIR . The J stands for Joined Twitter Too Late To Be Called @PhilipCowley. Or John.
45

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(59)

Lawrence   Freedman Profile Image Lawrence Freedman
Emeritus Professor of War Studies King's College London. Strategy: A History (OUP). Next book: The Future of War: A History (Penguin, UK, PublicAffairs US)
44

58.
(53)

Christina Greer Profile Image Christina Greer
Political Scientist; Assoc. Prof at Fordham University; Analyst; Author of Black Ethnics; Host of The Aftermath on https://t.co/Tnmp8kwocf
43

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Nayef   Al-Rodhan Profile Image Nayef Al-Rodhan
Neuroscientist. Philosopher. Geostrategist. #SpaceSecurity #GlobalFutures #Neurophilosophy #Geopolitics email: [email protected]
42

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(42)

Sameera Khan Profile Image Sameera Khan
RT International DC Correspondent | Foreign Policy Analyst | Political Scientist | Former @BernieSanders Surrogate | Miss New Jersey US ‘15 | [email protected]
41

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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.
40

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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.
39

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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.
38

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Ksenija   Pavlovic Profile Image Ksenija Pavlovic
Founder of the @pavlovictoday I @whitehouse Correspondent I Political Scientist I @yale Senior Instructor| Indie Author I Journalism can never be silent
37

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Robert   Kimbell Profile Image Robert Kimbell
Well-travelled geopolitics aficionado and a strong supporter of Britain's exit from the EU. #MyViews. RTs and Follows are not endorsements.
36

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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
35

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(66)

Wallace   Kantai Profile Image Wallace Kantai
Business · Foreign Policy
34

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(62)

Elena Holodny Profile Image Elena Holodny
Reporter at @BusinessInsider. [email protected]
33

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(61)

Patrick   Dunleavy Profile Image Patrick Dunleavy
Political scientist, #LSE & @UCIGPA - elections & parties, state theory, political power, digital government & IT. Higher education & academic authoring
32

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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、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。編集プロダクション経営。趣味で軍事史と経済史 Journalist. Reporting Japanese energy policy and technology.
31

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Jennifer S Musisi Profile Image Jennifer S Musisi
Official Twitter Feed of the @KCCAUG Executive Director. RTs & Following ≠ Endorsements. Policy: https://t.co/B5zcUMQZYy
30

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James Wallner Profile Image James Wallner
Political Scientist; @RSI Senior Fellow; Adjunct Professor @CatholicUniv; Contributor @dcexaminer; Author of The Death of Deliberation & On Parliamentary War.
29

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Surya Raj Acharya Profile Image Surya Raj Acharya
Spokesperson, Bibeksheel Sajha Party. Engineer & Policy Analyst, PhD, Univ of Tokyo. RT not endorsement. Tweets are personal.
28

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(69)

Ryan D. Enos Profile Image Ryan D. Enos
Political Scientist, Harvard University
27

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Bram Weerts Profile Image Bram Weerts
COO @HfSResearch, and an entrepreneur who is passionate about blockchain, cryptocurrencies & geopolitics. I have a deep love for operations & sales. HKS Alumni.
26

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(78)

Dan Gabriel Profile Image Dan Gabriel
Former #CIA. Insurgencies, foreign and domestic.
25

77.
(68)

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.
24

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(77)

Callum Thomas Profile Image Callum Thomas
Head of Research @topdowncharts Likes: charts, data, macro, multi-asset investing, economics, geopolitics, contrarianism. (tweets = not advice)
23

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Mamur   Mustapha Profile Image Mamur Mustapha
Entrepreneur, Rights Activist, Environmentalist, Book Connoisseur, #GeoPolitics, #ForeignPolicy, #Philosophy, Freethinker, Anarchosyndicalist, Strategist.
22

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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.
21

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Ayee   Macaraig Profile Image Ayee Macaraig
Correspondent, @AFPManila. Newshound. Filipino journalist. Geopolitical geek. Southeast Asia watcher. Learning French.
20

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Dr. Zeyad ALshammari Profile Image Dr. Zeyad ALshammari
"Unemployed" Ph.D Political Science with a concentration in International Relations & PP, with focus on GCC and Middle East, Peacekeeping,and Foreign Policy.
19

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Jason   Buttrill Profile Image Jason Buttrill
Former Intelligence Analyst for DoD, Geopolitical Analyst and Lead writer/Chief Researcher for MRA.
18

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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).
17

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Lynn Vavreck Profile Image Lynn Vavreck
Political scientist, professor @UCLA, & contributor to The @UpshotNYT @NYTimes. In a few words: music, food, horses, & a good presidential campaign.
16

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Evan   Feigenbaum Profile Image Evan Feigenbaum
Vice Chairman, Paulson Institute; Senior Fellow, Carnegie Endowment; former US diplomat for East, Central, and South Asia; geopolitics/geoeconomics in Asia.
15

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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.
14

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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.
13

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Matthew   Campbell Profile Image Matthew Campbell
Senior Reporter at Bloomberg, covering big business, geopolitics and economics worldwide. All views my own, etc.
12

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Murat Yesiltas Profile Image Murat Yesiltas
PhD, Critical Geopolitics | SAU Middle East Institute @SAUOrtadogu| Security Studies, SETA @setavakfi | Geopolitical Space| Border Studies| Military Studies
11

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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
10

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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
9

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Jay Syrmopoulos Profile Image Jay Syrmopoulos
Sr. geopolitical analyst and nat'l security reporter @TFTPROJECT. Work republished by MintPress News, InfoWars, Raw Story, Global Research, and many others.
8

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(93)

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.
7

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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
6

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Charles Martin Profile Image Charles Martin
Managing Director @EastAsiaGroup #Geopolitics #PoliticalRisk #Strategy #BusinessDev #Investment #FDI #Trade #MandA #MacroResearch #MarketResearch
5

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Neil Quilliam Profile Image Neil Quilliam
Specialist in energy policy, geopolitics & MENA. Director Strategic Advisory Service @TheRapidanGroup. Syria Project Director @ChathamHouse. Runner,Chelsea fan.
4

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Dr. Shireen Mazari Profile Image Dr. Shireen Mazari
A Pakistan political scientist and a prominent geostrategist. Belonging to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).
3

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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
2

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Avijit Goel Profile Image Avijit Goel
Geopolitical Analyst & Business Columnist
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Scorecard Bulletin:
Week 46
Published:
10:00pm - 23rd Nov 2017
Score Period:
16th Nov - 23rd Nov 2017
Data Sources:
Klout | Twitter

 

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