• Safir Ahmed

    Safir Ahmed has been a writer at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and was editor of the Riverfront Times, St. Louis' alternative weekly newspaper.

  • Ehsan Ahrari

    Ehsan Ahrari is the CEO of Strategic Paradigms Defense Consultancy, based in Alexandria, VA. He specializes in U.S. strategic issues affecting the Middle East, Central Asia, and Southern Asia. His columns appear regularly in Asia Times Online. He is also the U.S.A. Editor of World Security Network Online, and a regular contributor to the Global Beat Syndicate.

  • Faisal Al Yafai

    Faisal Al Yafai is an award-winning journalist and essayist and chief columnist at The National newspaper in the United Arab Emirates. His book on feminism and liberalism in the modern Middle East is forthcoming from I.B. Tauris, London.

  • Ghaith al-Omari

    Ghaith al-Omari is a senior research fellow at the New America Foundation. He was an adviser to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and a Palestinian negotiator from the late 1990s until last year.

  • Edward Alden

    Edward Alden is the Bernard L. Schwartz senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and the author of The Closing of the American Border: Terrorism, Immigration and Security Since 9/11.

  • T. Aleinikoff

    T. Alexander Aleinikoff is the Executive Vice President of Law Center Affairs and Dean of the Georgetown University Law Center, where he also teaches.

  • Ayanna Alexander

    Ayanna Alexander is an editorial intern at the Prospect. She's currently a senior at Howard University, majoring in print journalism.

  • Michelle Alexander

    Michelle Alexander is an associate professor at the Moritz College of Law at Ohio State University and author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in an Age of Colorblindness. This article was adapted from a speech delivered at Constitution Day, an event hosted by the Constitution Project and the Georgetown Center on National Security and the Law on Sept. 17, 2010. Copyright (c) 2010 by Michelle Alexander, reprinted here with permission.

  • Mary Allegretti

    Mary Allegretti, former secretary for the Amazon in Brazil's environment ministry, is a Brazilian anthropologist and independent researcher. From 1981 to 1988 she worked with rubber tapper Chico Mendes, helping define the national concept of protected areas for traditional communities.

  • Terry Allen

    Terry J. Allen is a freelance investigative reporter based in New York City. She has written for Salon, The Boston Globe, New Scientist (London), and In These Times. She is also a contributing editor for In These Times.