Walter Russell Mead
* Author of Special Providence : The Secret Strengths of American Foreign Policy (coming out in October from Alfred A. Knopf)
* Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations
* Research Professor and Chairman of the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute at the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University
Jere Van Dyk
* Covered Afghan-Soviet war in early 80s for the New York Times
* Author of In Afghanistan: An American Odyssey
* President of the American Red Cross
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