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Contributors & Syndicated Columnists

Aaron R. Day
Aaron R. Day is an experienced entrepreneur, investor, and advisor with a diverse background spanning nearly three decades in sectors like e-commerce, healthcare, blockchain, AI, and clean technology. Day's efforts have been recognized in major news outlets like Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and Fox News.
Abbas Juma
Abbas Juma is an international journalist, political commentator, Middle East and African specialist. He actively covered the fighting in Syria, Libya, Nagorno-Karabakh, and Ukraine, as well as the coup in Sudan and attempted coup in Turkey. He also covered all recent elections and referendums in Turkey.
Alan Lash
Alan Lash is a software developer from Northern California, with a Masters Degree in Physics and a PhD in Mathematics.
Alan Simmons
Alan Simmons is the President of the New Zealand Outdoors and Freedom Party.
Aleksandar Pavic
Aleksandar Pavic is a political analyst.
Alex Hills
Architect Activist Violinist & former academic. Founder: Candles4Assange Co-founder: FreeAssangeNZ.
Alex Hills
Architect Activist Violinist & former academic. Founder: Candles4Assange Co-founder: FreeAssangeNZ.
Alex Washburne
Alex Washburne is a mathematical biologist and the founder and chief scientist at Selva Analytics. He studies competition in ecological, epidemiological, and economic systems research, with research on covid epidemiology, the economic impacts of pandemic policy, and stock market response to epidemiological news.
Alexander Nepogodin
Alexander Nepogodin, а political journalist, expert on Russia and the former Soviet Union.
Alexandra kovalskaya
Alexandra Kovalskaya is an orientalist scholar and freelance journalist based in Kabul.
Alexey Drobinin
Alexey Drobinin is the Director of the Foreign Policy Planning Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
Alexey Gryazev
Alexey Gryazev is a Russian journalist, focusing on politics, philosophy and war.
Aly Cook
Aly Cook is a singer-songwriter, publicist and music promoter based in Nelson, New Zealand. Aly is an activist and a supporter of those suffering vaccine injury.
Andrei Dergalin
Andrei Dergalin is a correspondent who has worked with Sputnik since its foundation in 2014. He specializes in foreign affairs, social issues, and science.
Amine Ayoub
Amine Ayoub is an economic consultant and educator from Israel.
Andrew Hoggard
Andrew Hoggard is National President of Federated Farmers of New Zealand.
Andrei Dergalin
Andrei Dergalin is a correspondent who has worked with Sputnik since its foundation in 2014. He specializes in foreign affairs, social issues, and science.
Andrew Lowenthal
Andrew Lowenthal is co-founder and former executive director of EngageMedia, an Asia-Pacific digital rights, open and secure technology, and documentary non-profit, and a former fellow of Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society and MIT’s Open Documentary Lab.
Andrey Rachkin
Andrey Rachkin has enjoyed fast cars in racing games since 1998 and fast hockey both in games and IRL as a KHL official.
Ashleigh Fechney
Ashleigh the Advocate is an employment law advocate who provides representation to employees and employers. In her advocacy, she is a fierce advocate for access to justice, and in doing so, provides a significant amount of legal information through her blogs and Facebook profile. As she says, she sells her representation, not her knowledge.
Augusto Zimmermann
Augusto Zimmermann, Professor and Head of Law at Sheridan Institute of Higher Education in Australia, President of WALTA – Legal Theory Association, and former Law Reform Commissioner with the Law Reform Commission of Western Australia.
Benny Wenda
Benny Wenda is a West Papuan independence leader and Chairman of the United Liberation Movement for West Papua. He is an international lobbyist for the independence of West Papua from Indonesia. He lives in exile in the United Kingdom.
Bert Olivier
Bert Olivier works at the Department of Philosophy, University of the Free State. Bert does research in Psychoanalysis, poststructuralism, ecological philosophy and the philosophy of technology, Literature, cinema, architecture and Aesthetics. His current project is 'Understanding the subject in relation to the hegemony of neoliberalism.'
Bhaskaran Raman
Bhaskaran Raman is a faculty in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at IIT Bombay. Views expressed here are his personal opinion. He maintains the site: “Understand, Unclog, Unpanic, Unscare, Unlock (U5) India”
Bill Rice
Bill Rice, Jr. is a freelance journalist based in Troy, Alabama.
Birsen Filip
Dr. Birsen Filip holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Ottawa.
Bradley Blankenship
Bradley Blankenship is a Prague-based American journalist, columnist and political commentator. He has a syndicated column at CGTN and is a freelance reporter for international news agencies including Xinhua News Agency.
Breeauna Sagdal
Breeauna Sagdal is a researcher, writer, and communicator with an expertise in policy-based journalism.
Bret Weinstein
Dr. Bret Weinstein is a Brownstone Fellow who has spent two decades advancing the field of evolutionary biology. He has developed a new Darwinian framework based on design trade-offs and with his wife, Heather Heying, he co-wrote A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century. He is currently working to uncover the evolutionary meaning of large scale patterns in human history, and seeking a game theoretically stable path forward for humanity.
Bruce W. Davdison
Bruce Davidson is professor of humanities at Hokusei Gakuen University in Sapporo, Japan.
Bruce Pardy
Bruce Pardy is executive director of Rights Probe and professor of law at Queen’s University.
Bryce Edwards
Dr Bryce Edwards is Political Analyst in Residence at Victoria University of Wellington. He is the director of the Democracy Project.
Caitlin Johnstone
Caitlin Johnstone is an independent journalist based in Melbourne, Australia.
Carla Peeters
Carla Peeters is founder and managing director of COBALA Good Care Feels Better. She obtained a PhD in Immunology from the Medical Faculty of Utrecht, studied Molecular Sciences at Wageningen University and Research, and followed a four-year course in Higher Nature Scientific Education with a specialization in medical laboratory diagnostics and research. She studied at various business schools including London Business School, INSEAD and Nyenrode Business School. She worked for 15 years as an interim manager of change in healthcare of which several years as an interim CEO guiding to less sick leaves, improved quality of care and income.
Charlie Stone
Charlie Stone is an author and journalist who has worked for the BBC, several national newspapers in the UK and international media.
Chay Bowes
Chay Bowes, journalist and geopolitical analyst, MA in Strategic Studies.
Chimauchem Nwosu
Chimauchem Nwosu is a correspondent with expertise in numerous fields, including global political economic, and public policy, AI and technology, health, agriculture, geography, leadership, governance, energy, multilateral institutions, defense and security, as well as global affairs and feature writing.
Chris Hedges
Chris Hedges is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and host of RT’s On Contact, a weekly interview series on US foreign policy, economic realities and civil liberties in American society. He’s the author of 14 books, including several New York Times best-sellers.
Chris Leitch
Chris Leitch was a campaigner for monetary reform since 1972. He was a former elected member of the Auckland Regional Services Trust and the first ever Alliance Party candidate, standing in the Tamaki by-election in 1992. He was the Social Credit Party's Whangarei candidate and leader. He passed away in January 2023 after a long battle with cancer.
Chris Sweeney
Chris Sweeney is an author and columnist who has written for newspapers such as The Times, The Sun and the Daily Record, along with several international-selling magazines. His most recent book, Mad Dog Gravesen, was a bestseller on Amazon UK.
Chris Trotter
Chris Trotter is New Zealand’s leading leftwing political commentator, with 30 years of experience writing professionally about New Zealand politics. He now writes regularly for the Democracy Project, producing his column “From the Left”.
Chris Wheeler
Chris Wheeler is a former New Zealand pensioner and now fully-registered German querdenker.
Christina Sizova
Christina Sizova is a Moscow-based reporter focused on politics, sociology and international relations.
Clayton J. Baker
C.J. Baker, M.D. is an internal medicine physician with a quarter century in clinical practice. He has held numerous academic medical appointments, and his work has appeared in many journals, including the Journal of the American Medical Association and the New England Journal of Medicine. From 2012 to 2018 he was Clinical Associate Professor of Medical Humanities and Bioethics at the University of Rochester.
Colin Todhunter
Colin Todhunter specialises in development, food and agriculture. He is a Research Associate of the Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG) in Montreal. His articles have appeared in The Ecologist, Counterpunch and The Off Guardian.
Damian Wilson
Damian Wilson is a UK journalist, ex-Fleet Street editor, financial industry consultant and political communications special advisor in the UK and EU.
Daniel Klein
Daniel Klein is professor of economics and JIN Chair at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, where he leads a program in Adam Smith. He is also associate fellow at the Ratio Institute (Stockholm), research fellow at the Independent Institute, and chief editor of Econ Journal Watch.
Daniel Kovalik
Daniel Kovalik teaches International Human Rights at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, and is author of the recently-released No More War: How the West Violates International Law by Using “Humanitarian” Intervention to Advance Economic and Strategic Interests.
Danyl McLauchlan
Danyl McLauchlan writes about politics, economics, science and philosophy – mostly for the Listener. He is also the author of two novels and a recent essay collection, Tranquillity and Ruin.
David Bell
David Bell, Senior Scholar at Brownstone Institute, is a public health physician and biotech consultant in global health. He is a former medical officer and scientist at the World Health Organization (WHO), Programme Head for malaria and febrile diseases at the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND) in Geneva, Switzerland, and Director of Global Health Technologies at Intellectual Ventures Global Good Fund in Bellevue, WA, USA.
David Gortler
Dr. David Gortler, a 2023 Brownstone Fellow, is a pharmacologist, pharmacist, research scientist and a former member of the FDA Senior Executive Leadership Team who served as senior advisor to the FDA Commissioner on matters of: FDA regulatory affairs, drug safety and FDA science policy.
David Haggith
David Haggith is an author published by Putnam and HarperCollins. He is publisher of The Great Recession Blog and writes for over 50 economic news websites.
David James
David James, PhD English Literature, is a business and finance journalist with 35 years experience, mainly in Australia’s national business magazine.
David McCooey
David McCooey is a prize-winning poet, critic, and editor and is Professor of Writing and Literature at Deakin University.
David McGrogan
David McGrogan is Associate Professor of Law at Northumbria Law School.
David Ray Griffin
Daivd Ray Griffin (1939-2022) was a Professor of religion and theology. He founded the Center for Process Studies in 1973, and was a co-founder of Scholars for 9/11 Truth.
David Thunder
David Thunder is a researcher and lecturer at the University of Navarra’s Institute for Culture and Society in Pamplona, Spain, and a recipient of the prestigious Ramón y Cajal research grant (2017-2021, extended through 2023), awarded by the Spanish government to support outstanding research activities. Prior to his appointment to the University of Navarra, he held several research and teaching positions in the United States, including visiting assistant professor at Bucknell and Villanova, and Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Princeton University’s James Madison Program. Dr Thunder earned his BA and MA in philosophy at University College Dublin, and his Ph.D. in political science at the University of Notre Dame.
Debbie Lerman
Debbie Lerman, 2023 Brownstone Fellow, has a degree in English from Harvard. She is a retired science writer and a practicing artist in Philadelphia, PA.
Deexa Khanduri
Deexa Khanduri is a correspondent for the Sputnik Internatonal News Agency.
Denis Rogatyuk
Denis Rogatyuk is a Russian-Australian journalist and writer based in Latin America. He is an international director of the El Ciudadano media platform, one of Chile's largest independent media sources.
Dmitry Pauk
Dmitry Pauk is a reporter for RT.
Doan Van Trai
Doan Van Trai has a PhD in Public Policy and is currently working at Ho Chi Minh City University of Industry and Trade, Vietnam. His main research fields include human resources, logistics and supply chains, development policy and tourism.
Egor Shapovalov
Egor Shapovalov is a correspondent specializing in European, US and Chinese politics and military affairs.
Ekaterina Blinova
Ekaterina Blinova is a freelance journalist and has been a Sputnik contributor since 2014. She has a specialist's degree in history and specialises in US, European, Middle Eastern and Asian politics, international relations, sociology and high tech.
Elizabeth Blade
Elizabeth Blade is a Middle East correspondent for RT.
Elizaveta Naumova
Elizaveta Naumova, is a political journalist and expert at the Higher School of Economics, and writes for RT.
Emanuel Garcia
Dr. Garcia is a Philadelphia-born psychoanalyst and psychiatrist who emigrated to New Zealand in 2006. He has authored articles ranging from explorations of psychoanalytic technique, the psychology of creativity in music (Mahler, Rachmaninoff, Scriabin, Delius), and politics. He is also a poet, novelist and theatrical director. He retired from psychiatric practice in 2021 after working in the public sector in New Zealand. Visit his substack at https://newzealanddoc.substack.com/ where this article was first published. He is a regular contributor to Global Research.
Emily Mangiaracina
Emily Mangiaracina is a Miami-based journalist for LifeSiteNews. She is a 2013 graduate of the University of Florida.
Eric Crampton
Dr. Eric Crampton is the Chief Economist at The New Zealand Initiative. With the Initiative, he has worked in policy areas ranging from freshwater management to policy for earthquake preparedness, and from local government to technology policy. He has recently focused on policy related to Covid-19 response. He served as Lecturer and Senior Lecturer in Economics at the Department of Economics & Finance at the University of Canterbury from 2003 through 2014. Eric’s columns and commentary appear regularly in New Zealand’s major media outlets, as well as on his blog, Offsetting Behaviour.
Eva Bartlett
Eva Bartlett is a Canadian independent journalist and activist. She has spent years on the ground covering conflict zones in the Middle East, especially in Syria and Palestine (where she lived for nearly four years). The writer is a recipient of the 2017 International Journalism Award for International Reporting, granted by the Mexican Journalists’ Press Club (founded in 1951), was the first recipient of the Serena Shim Award for Uncompromised Integrity in Journalism, and was short-listed in 2017 for the Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism.
Evgeny Mikhaylov
Evgeny Mikhaylov is a Moscow-based Sputnik correspondent specialising in the Mediterranean region, British and Byzantine history, and cultural issues. Moscow State Institute of International Relations graduate.
Evgeny Norin
Evgeny Norin, a Russian historian focused on Russia's wars and international politics.
F. William Engdahl
F. William Engdahl is strategic risk consultant and lecturer, he holds a degree in politics from Princeton University and is a best-selling author on oil and geopolitics. He is a Research Associate of the Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG).
Fantine Gardinier
Fantine Gardinier is a correspondent for the Sputnik International News Agency.
Felix Livshitz
Felix Livshitz is an international correspondent for the RT News Agency.
Filipe Rafaeli
Filipe Rafaeli is a filmmaker, a four-time Brazilian aerobatics champion, and a human rights activist. He writes about the pandemic on his Substack and has articles published in France Soir, from France, and Trial Site News, from USA.
Finian Cunningham
Finian Cunningham has written extensively on international affairs, with articles published in several languages. He is a Master’s graduate in Agricultural Chemistry and worked as a scientific editor for the Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, England, before pursuing a career in newspaper journalism. He is also a musician and songwriter. For nearly 20 years, he worked as an editor and writer in major news media organisations, including The Mirror, Irish Times and Independent. Second-time recipient of the Serena Shim Award for Uncompromising Integrity in Journalism (December 2020).
Finlay Macdonald
Finlay Macdonald is the New Zealand editor of 'The Conversation'.
Frank Furedi
Dr. Frank Furedi, author and social commentator, is an emeritus professor of sociology at the University of Kent in Canterbury. Author of more than 20 books, Furedi’s studies have been devoted to an exploration of the cultural developments In western societies. His recent research has been oriented towards exploring different dimensions of the Culture Wars in the contemporary era. His two influential books, The Culture of Fear and Paranoid Parenting, investigated the interaction between risk consciousness and perceptions of fear, trust relations and social capital in contemporary society. His book, How Fear Works: The Culture of Fear in the 21st Century, published in 2018, explored the distinct features of contemporary fear culture.
Frank Gelli
Reverend Frank Gelli, an Anglican priest, activist, and cultural critic. He has read philosophy and theology at London and Oxford Universities, served in parishes in London and also as a chaplain to the Church of St Nicholas, British Embassy, Ankara, Turkey. He has published several books on spiritual subjects available on Amazon, and lectured on religious/interfaith dialogue at many academic conferences in the UK, the United States, Switzerland, Qatar, Iran, and Italy.
Fyodor Lukyanov
Fyodor Lukyanov is the editor-in-chief of Russia in Global Affairs, chairman of the Presidium of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy, and research director of the Valdai International Discussion Club.
Garrett Sheldon
Garrett Sheldon Garrett Ward Sheldon is professor emeritus at the University of Virginia. He taught political theory, American political thought, law, and religion. He has published 10 books, including The History of Political Theory: Ancient Greece to Modern America, Religion and Politics: Major Thinkers on the Relation of Church and State, and The Political Philosophy of Thomas Jefferson. He was in residence at and commissioned by, Wycliffe Hall, Oxford University, and a visiting scholar at the University of Vienna, Trinity College (Dublin), Moscow University, the University of Istanbul, and Princeton.
George Galloway
George Galloway was a member of the British Parliament for nearly 30 years. He was one of the leaders of the anti-war movement in the UK and is known worldwide for his stand against imperialism. He presents TV and radio shows (including on RT). He is a film-maker, writer and a renowned orator.
Gigi Foster
Gigi Foster, Senior Scholar at Brownstone Institute, is a Professor of Economics at the University of New South Wales, Australia. Her research covers diverse fields including education, social influence, corruption, lab experiments, time use, behavioral economics, and Australian policy. She is co-author of The Great Covid Panic.
Gleb Makarevich
Gleb Makarevich, Deputy Head of Centre for the Indian Ocean Region Studies, IMEMO RAS.
Glenn Diesen
Glenn Diesen is Professor at the University of South-Eastern Norway and an editor at the Russia in Global Affairs journal.
Georgii Tkachev
Georgii Tkachev is a Russian journalist from Moscow focused on politics and religion.
Graham Dockery
Graham Dockery is an Irish journalist, commentator, and writer at RT. Previously based in Amsterdam, he wrote for DutchNews and a scatter of local and national newspapers.
Graham Hryce
Graham Hryce is an Australian journalist and former media lawyer, whose work has been published in The Australian, the Sydney Morning Herald, the Age, the Sunday Mail, the Spectator and Quadrant.
Guy Hatchard
Guy Hatchard PhD is a statistician and former senior manager at Genetic ID, a global food safety testing and certification laboratory. Guy's book 'Your DNA Diet' is available on Amazon.com.
Guy P. D. Armstrong
Guy Armstrong is a New Zealander, and author of 'How Essential is Flouride?: What do the Experts Say?' (2020), available on Amazon.com.
Hayley Kynefin
Haley Kynefin is a writer and independent social theorist with a background in behavioral psychology. She left academia to pursue her own path integrating the analytical, the artistic and the realm of myth. Her work explores the history and sociocultural dynamics of power.
Helen Buyniski
Helen Buyniski is an American journalist and political commentator at RT.
Henry Johnston
By Henry Johnston, an RT editor. He worked for over a decade in finance and is a FINRA Series 7 and Series 24 license holder.
Ian DeMartino
Ian DeMartino is a Sputnik correspondent who specializes in technology, cryptocurrency and economic injustice.
Ian Miles Cheong
Ian Miles Cheong is a political and cultural commentator. His work has been featured on The Rebel, Penthouse, Human Events, and The Post Millennial.
Ian Miller
Ian Miller is the author of “Unmasked: The Global Failure of COVID Mask Mandates.” His work has been featured on national television broadcasts, national and international news publications and referenced in multiple best selling books covering the pandemic. He writes a Substack newsletter, also titled “Unmasked.”
Igor Kuznetsov
Igor Kuznetsov is a journalist and correspondent specialising in Scandinavian affairs.
Ilya Tsukanov
Ilya Tsukanov is a Moscow-based correspondent specializing in Eastern European, US and Middle Eastern politics, Cold War history, energy security and military affairs. Member of the Sputnik team since the site's inception in 2014.
Ivan Shchedrov
Ivan Shchedrov, Junior Research Fellow at IMEMO RAS.
Jack Freestone
Writer, surfer, criminal defence barrister in a previous life. Author of The Fake Celebrity in China, Laowai, Cusala, The Control Sickness, & numerous stories.
James Tweedie
Originally from London’s Fulham district, James Tweedie is a print and web reporter and occasional commentator on world affairs. He is a former international editor for the Morning Star, and has also worked for RT and The Mail Online among other titles. He has appeared as a guest on BBC Radio 4’s PM programme, RT’s CrossTalk with Peter Lavelle and Iran’s Press TV. He has lived and worked in South Africa and Spain, and speaks fluent Spanish.
Jeffrey A. Tucker
Jeffrey A. Tucker, Founder and President of the Brownstone Institute, is an economist and author. He has written 10 books, including Liberty or Lockdown, and thousands of articles in the scholarly and popular press. He writes a daily column on economics at The Epoch Times, and speaks widely on topics of economics, technology, social philosophy, and culture.
Jeffrey D. Sachs
Professor at Columbia University, is Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University and President of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network. He has served as adviser to three UN Secretaries-General, and currently serves as an SDG Advocate under Secretary-General António Guterres.
Jennifer Sey
Jennifer Sey is filmmaker, former corporate executive, and author of 'Levi's Unbuttoned'.
Jeremy Kuzmarov
Jeremy Kuzmarov is Managing Editor of CovertAction Magazine. He is the author of four books on U.S. foreign policy, including Obama’s Unending Wars (Clarity Press, 2019) and The Russians Are Coming, Again, with John Marciano (Monthly Review Press, 2018).
Joakim Book
Joakim Book is a writer and researcher with a deep interest for money and financial history. He holds an MSc from the University of Oxford.
John Miles
John Miles is a correspondent who specialises in politics, economics and international affairs. A graduate of the University of Mississippi, his travels have taken him to Bolivia, Brazil and the UK. In addition to writing for Sputnik he’s an amateur filmmaker and photographer and previously worked in graphic design in New York City.
Justin Hart
Justin Hart is an executive consultant with over 25 years experience creating data-driven solutions for Fortune 500 companies and Presidential campaigns alike. Mr. Hart is the Chief Data Analyst and founder of RationalGround.com which helps companies, public policy officials, and even parents gauge the impact of COVID-19 across the country. The team at RationalGround.com offers alternative solutions on how to move forward during this challenging pandemic.
John Porter
John Porter writes on behalf of Kiwis4Democracy. Email: kiwis4democracy@protonmail.com.
John Ransom
John Ransom is a political and financial writer and editor whose work has appeared at Townhall.com, Newsmax, the Daily Caller and IBT. He splits his time between the US and Asia.
Jonathan Barrett
Jonathan Barrett is Associate Professor in Commercial Law and Taxation, Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University of Wellington.
Joydeep Sen Gupta
Joydeep Sen Gupta is the Asia Editor for RT News.
J. R. Bruning
J.R. Bruning is a sociologist (B.Bus.Agribusiness; MA Sociology(Res)) based in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. Bruning is a trustee of Physicians and Scientists for Global Responsibility (PSGRNZ). Her primary research focus is on the relationship between governance, policy, and the production of scientific and technical knowledge for public good. Other writing can be found on JRBruning.Substack.com and at TalkingRisk.NZ
Joe Salatin
Joel F. Salatin is an American farmer, lecturer, and author. Salatin raises livestock on his Polyface Farm in Swoope, Virginia, in the Shenandoah Valley. Meat from the farm is sold by direct marketing to consumers and restaurants.
Kevin Gosztola
Kevin Gosztola is managing editor of Shadowproof, host of the "Dissenter Weekly," co-host of the podcast "Unauthorized Disclosure," and member of Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).
Kanwal Sibal
Kanwal Sibal is a retired Indian foreign secretary and a former Ambassador to Russia between 2004 and 2007. He also held ambassadorial positions in Turkey, Egypt, France and was Deputy Chief of Mission in Washington DC. In 2017, he received the Padma Shree — the fourth highest civilian award — from the President of India for public service. In the same year, he was decorated by the Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov for Contributions to International Cooperation.
Kirill Babaev
Kirill Babaev, PhD, is director of the Institute of China and Modern Asia of the Russian Academy of Sciences, professor of the Financial University, and deputy chairman of the Presidium of the National Committee for BRICS Research.
Kit Klarenberg
Kit Klarenberg, an investigative journalist exploring the role of intelligence services in shaping politics and perceptions.
I am an independent journalist who aims to help provide a counterbalance to NZ’s mainstream media that is increasingly under the paid control of the NZ government. Evidence, facts, and REAL science over controlled propaganda and corporatized science. To see more of Kiwi4Justice’s work you can find him on twitter at @Kiwi4Justice
Laura Dodsworth
Writer, photographer and author of the bestseller 'A State of Fear: how the UK government weaponised fear during the Covid-19 pandemic'.
Lidia Misnik
Lidia Misnik is a Moscow-based reporter focused on politics, sociology and international relations.
Lisa McKenzie
Dr Lisa McKenzie is a working-class academic. She grew up in a coal-mining town in Nottinghamshire and became politicised through the 1984 miners’ strike with her family. At 31, she went to the University of Nottingham and did an undergraduate degree in sociology. Dr McKenzie lectures in sociology at the University of Durham and is the author of ‘Getting By: Estates, Class and Culture in Austerity Britain.’ She’s a political activist, writer and thinker.
Lynda Wharton
Lynda Wharton has been at the forefront of holistic therapies in New Zealand for over 30 years. She is both a Traditional Chinese Acupuncturist and a Naturopath, and is a member of the New Zealand Register of Acupuncturists (MNZRA). Lynda specialises in the holistic treatment of women’s health problems.
Manfred Horst
Manfred Horst, MD, PhD, MBA, studied medicine in Munich, Montpellier and London. He spent most of his career in the pharmaceutical industry, most recently in the research & development department of Merck & Co/MSD. Since 2017, he had been working as an independent consultant for pharma, biotech and healthcare companies.
Mark Keenan
Mark Keenan, is a former scientist at the UK Government Dept. of Energy and Climate Change, and at the United Nations Environment Division.
Mark Oshinskie
Mark Oshinskie is an attorney, athlete, artist, agricultor, and advocate.
Mark Taliano
Mark Taliano is a Research Associate of the Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG) and the author of Voices from Syria (2017).
Mary Manley
Mary Manley is a writer for Sputnik’s Washington, DC, bureau focusing on US politics, pop culture and other breaking news. Before moving to Washington, DC, Manley attended the University of Maine to study art and literary theory and criticism.
Mathew Maavak
Dr. Mathew Maavak is a Malaysian expert on risk foresight and governance.
Matthew Kadish
Matthew Kadish is a novelist, pop culture critic, and filmmaker from the US. Kadish is the producer of The Salty Nerd podcast.
Mattias Desmet
Mattias Desmet is a professor of psychology at Ghent University and author of The Psychology of Totalitarianism. He articulated the theory of mass formation during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Matthieu Buge
Matthieu Buge worked on Russia for the magazine l’Histoire, the Russian film magazine Séance, and as a columnist for Le Courrier de Russie. He is the author of the book Le Cauchemar russe ('The Russian Nightmare').
Maxim Hvatkov
Maxim Hvatkov is a Russian journalist focusing on international security, China's politics and soft-power tools.
Memoree Joelle
Memoree Joelle is a writer and constitutional conservative living in Los Angeles.
Meryl Nass
Dr. Meryl Nass, MD is an internal medicine specialist in Ellsworth, ME, and has over 42 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from University of Mississippi School of Medicine in 1980.
Michael Baker
Michael Baker has a BA (Economics) from the University of Western Australia. He is an independent economic consultant and freelance journalist with a background in policy research.
Michael McCaffrey
Michael McCaffrey is a writer and cultural critic who lives in Los Angeles. His work can be read at RT, Counterpunch and at his website mpmacting.com/blog. He is also the host of the popular cinema podcast Looking California and Feeling Minnesota.
Michael Tomlinson
Michael Tomlinson is a Higher Education Governance and Quality Consultant. He was formerly Director of the Assurance Group at Australia’s Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency, where he led teams to conduct assessments of all registered providers of higher education (including all of Australia’s universities) against the Higher Education Threshold Standards. Before that, for twenty years he held senior positions in Australian universities. He has been an expert panel member for a number of offshore reviews of universities in the Asia-Pacific region. Dr Tomlinson is a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia and of the (international) Chartered Governance Institute.
Mike Godfrey
Mike Godfrey is an 86-year-old retired GP from Tauranga.
Molly Kinglsey
Molly Kingsley is a co-founder at UsForThem, the parent campaign group formed in May 2020 to advocate against school closures. They have since been joined by tens of thousands of parents, grandparents and professionals across the UK and beyond, advocating for children to be prioritized in the pandemic response and beyond.
Moussa Ibrahim
Moussa Ibrahim served as the spokesperson of the Libyan Government and Libya's Minister of Media in 2011.
Nadine Connock
Nadine Connock holds a BA (Hons) in International Relations and Politics and International Development from the University of East London (UK) and a MA in Indigenous Studies from The University of Otago, New Zealand.
Nebojsa Malic
Nebojsa Malic is a Serbian-American journalist, blogger and translator, who wrote a regular column for Antiwar.com from 2000 to 2015, and is now senior writer at RT.
Neil Clark
Neil Clark is a contributing opinion writer for international news agency RT. s a journalist, writer, broadcaster and blogger. He has written for many newspapers and magazines in the UK and other countries including The Guardian, Morning Star, Daily and Sunday Express, Mail on Sunday, Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph, New Statesman, The Spectator, The Week, and The American Conservative. He is a regular pundit on RT and has also appeared on BBC TV and radio, Sky News, Press TV and the Voice of Russia. He is the co-founder of the Campaign For Public Ownership @PublicOwnership.
Nicholas Khoo
Nicholas Khoo is Associate Professor of International Politics and Principal Research Fellow, Institute for Indo-Pacific Affairs (Christchurch), University of Otago.
Nick Griffin
Nick Griffin is a British politician who represented North West England as a Member of the European Parliament from 2009 to 2014.
Norman Lewis
Norman Lewis is a writer, speaker and consultant on innovation and technology, was most recently a Director at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, where he set up and led their crowdsourced innovation service.
Oleg Burunov
Oleg Burunov is a Moscow-based correspondent who has been working at Sputnik since 2015 and specialises in foreign affairs and defence.
Olga Sukharevskaya
Olga Sukharevskaya, a Ukrainian-born ex-diplomat, legist, and author based in Moscow.
Paris Williams
Dr. Paris Williams, PhD, has degrees in psychology and ecology and has a psychology practice in New Zealand. He has strong interests in trauma and holistic wellness at both a personal and collective level, and is very concerned about escalating social inequalities and escalating harm done to the Earth and its many ecosystems and species.
Paul Frijters
Paul Frijters, Senior Scholar at Brownstone Institute, is a Professor of Wellbeing Economics in the Department of Social Policy at the London School of Economics, UK. He specializes in applied micro-econometrics, including labor, happiness, and health economics Co-author of The Great Covid Panic.
Paul A. Nuttall
Paul A. Nuttall, is an historian, author and a former politician. He was a Member of the European Parliament between 2009 and 2019 and was a prominent campaigner for Brexit.
Paul Thacker
Paul D. Thacker is an Investigative Reporter; Former Investigator United States Senate; Former Fellow Safra Ethics Center, Harvard University.
Paula Jardine
Paula Jardine is a writer/researcher who has just completed the graduate diploma in law at ULaw. She has a history degree from the University of Toronto and a journalism degree from the University of King’s College in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Pawan Atri
Pawan Atri is a New Delhi-based journalist specialising in sports, politics, elections, armed forces, and entertainment. He has been in the field of journalism for the last twelve years. Pawan has previously been associated with espnstar.com, the political think tank Centre for Media Studies, Microsoft News, and ByteDance India.
Peter Koenig
Peter Koenig is a geopolitical analyst and a former Senior Economist at the World Bank and the World Health Organization (WHO), where he worked for over 30 years. He lectures at universities in the US, Europe and South America. He writes regularly for online journals and is the author of Implosion – An Economic Thriller about War, Environmental Destruction and Corporate Greed; and co-author of Cynthia McKinney’s book “When China Sneezes: From the Coronavirus Lockdown to the Global Politico-Economic Crisis”. Peter is a Research Associate of the Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG). He is also is a non-resident Senior Fellow of the Chongyang Institute of Renmin University, Beijing.
Peter St Onge
Peter is an economist, a Fellow at the Mises Institute, and a former MBA professor.
Pepe Escobar
Pepe Escobar is the roving correspondent for Asia Times/Hong Kong, an analyst for RT and TomDispatch, and a frequent contributor to websites and radio shows ranging from the US to East Asia. Born in Brazil, he's been a foreign correspondent since 1985, and has lived in London, Paris, Milan, Los Angeles, Washington, Bangkok and Hong Kong.
Pierre Kory
Pierre Kory is a Pulmonary and Critical Care Specialist, Teacher/Researcher. He is also the President and Chief Medical Officer of the non-profit organization Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance whose mission is to develop the most effective, evidence/expertise-based COVID-19 treatment protocols.
R. M. Huffman
R. M. Huffman is a physician, author, and observer of culture.
Rachel Marsden
Rachel Marsden is a columnist, political strategist and host of an independently produced French-language program that airs on Sputnik France.
Ramesh Thakur
Ramesh Thakur, a Brownstone Institute Senior Scholar, is a former United Nations Assistant Secretary-General, and emeritus professor in the Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University.
Randolph Grace
Randolph Grace is a professor of psychology at the University of Canterbury, with specialities in mathematical, numerical and comparative cognition, behavioural economics, decision making, quantitative analyses of behaviour and statistics and methodology.
Radhika Desai
Dr. Radhika Desai, a professor at the Department of Political Studies at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada and director of the Geopolitical Economy Research Group. She also writes on current affairs for Valdai Club, CGTN, Counterpunch and other outlets and is the author of 'Geopolitical Economy: After US Hegemony, Globalization' and 'Empire and Capitalism, Coronavirus and War: A Geopolitical Economy'.
Rebekah Barnett
Rebekah Barnett reports from Western Australia. She is a volunteer interviewer for Jab Injuries Australia and holds a BA in Communications from the University of Western Australia. Find her work on her Substack page, Dystopian Down Under.
Right to Life NZ
Right to Life NZ (Inc.) advocate for the protection of unborn children and those whose lives are increasingly threatened by expanding euthanasia. Right to Life NZ believe all human beings are created in God's image and have a right to life from conception until natural death. They also oppose embryonic stem cell research and all artificial manipulation of the human genome.
Ritesh Shah
Ritesh Shah is a senior lecturer in Education at the University of Auckland.
Rob Jenkins
Rob Jenkins is an associate professor of English at Georgia State University – Perimeter College and a Higher Education Fellow at Campus Reform.
Robert Bridge
Robert Bridge is an American writer and journalist. He is the author of 'Midnight in the American Empire,' How Corporations and Their Political Servants are Destroying the American Dream.
Robert J. Burrowes
Robert J. Burrowes has a lifetime commitment to understanding and ending human violence. He has done extensive research since 1966 in an effort to understand why human beings are violent and has been a nonviolent activist since 1981. He is the author of ‘Why Violence?’
Robert Inlakesh
Robert Inlakesh is a political analyst, journalist and documentary filmmaker currently based in London, UK. He has reported from and lived in the occupied Palestinian territories and currently works with Quds News. Director of ‘Steal of the Century: Trump's Palestine-Israel Catastrophe’.
Robert Kogan
Robert Kogon is the pen name of a widely-published journalist covering European affairs.
Robert Malone
Robert W. Malone is a physician and biochemist. His work focuses on mRNA technology, pharmaceuticals, and drug repurposing research.
Robin Cox
Robin Cox was a school principal in southern Africa, sports coach to national under-nineteen level, and developer of youth mentoring programs in New Zealand and Australia. Robin has written books about teacher-mentors, youth mentoring, peer mentoring, and encouraging youth to fulfil their potential. He has trained over a thousand volunteer adult mentors, run education and spirit of mentoring workshops in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, India and Jamaica, and personally mentored over a thousand adolescents and many adults. A cancer survivor, Robin is married with two adult children, two delightful grandchildren, and lives in New Zealand. Robin's book 'CHOICES: Encouraging Youth to Achieve Greatness' is available to purchase on his web site www.yess.co.nz.
Robin Youngson
Robin Youngson is a recently retired anaesthetic specialist who has worked in New Zealand public hospitals for 30 years. Youngson is fully vaccinated. Youngson was a founding member and Acting Chair of the EpiQual Committee, the first statutory committee giving independent advice to the Minister of Health of strategies for healthcare quality and safety. Youngson led the process to revise the terms of reference (approved by Cabinet) to set up the Quality Improvement Committee (QIC) to which he was also appointed. Youngson was seconded to the Ministry of Health and was the co-author of the report to the Minister that created the national frameworks and priorities to investment in healthcare quality and safety, which led to the creation of the Healthcare Quality and Safety Commission. Youngson was also the New Zealand representative on the WHO International Patient Safety Solutions Committee.
Rodney Atkinson
Rodney Atkinson is the author of 'The Emancipated Society'.
Rosalie Steward
Rosalie Steward is a 67 year old community activist, historical storyteller, musician and gardener. She has been employed in Government Agencies, on Industrial sites, in Political offices, and for 15 years carried out Family Violence intervention programmes for men and women. She is committed to working for world peace using the skills of empathy.
Rudolf Lothar Hansel
Dr. Rudolf Lothar Hänsel is a school rector, educational scientist and graduate psychologist. After his university studies, he became an academic teacher in adult education. As a retiree he worked as a psychotherapist in his own practice. In his books and professional articles, he calls for a conscious ethical-moral education in values as well as an education for public spirit and peace. In 2021, he was awarded the Republic Prize “Captain Misa Anastasijevic” by the Universities of Belgrade and Novi Sad for services to Serbia.
Russell Bentley
Russell Bentley is Sputnik's Donbass correspondent. He arrived in Donetsk in December 2014. Bentley served in the DPR's VOSTOK Battalion and XAH Spetsnaz Battalion, before becoming a full-time a war correspondent and human aid fundraiser.
Russian Market
Russian Market is a project by a financial blogger, Swiss journalist and political commentator based in Zurich.
Scott Ritter
Scott Ritter is a former US Marine Corps intelligence officer and author of 'SCORPION KING: America's Suicidal Embrace of Nuclear Weapons from FDR to Trump.' He served in the Soviet Union as an inspector implementing the INF Treaty, served in General Schwarzkopf's staff during the Gulf War, and from 1991 to 1998 served as a chief weapons inspector with the UN in Iraq. Mr Ritter currently writes on issues pertaining to international security, military affairs, Russia, and the Middle East, as well as arms control and nonproliferation.
Scott Sturman
Scott Sturman, MD, a former Air Force helicopter pilot, is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy Class of 1972, where he majored in aeronautical engineering. A member of Alpha Omega Alpha, he graduated from the University of Arizona School of Health Sciences Center and practiced medicine for 35 years until retirement. He now lives in Reno, Nevada.
Sergey Lebedev
Sergey Lebedev is an expert in politics and economics who also specializes in the Middle East and Eastern Asia.
Shawn Means
Dr. Shawn A Means originates from the desert mountains of New Mexico and moved to New Zealand in pursuit of his career as a mathematical and computational biologist studying a wide range of systems from intracellular signaling to neuronal networks and infectious diseases.
Shuchita Jha
Shuchita Jha is an independent environmental journalist based in Bhopal, India.
Simon Edwards
Simon Edwards is a communications advisor for Federated Farmers, a current Hutt City councillor and former editor of the Hutt News.
Simon L. Herbst
Simon L. Herbst has a degree in psychology and English and is a sports journalist for the Whakatāne Beacon. He grew up in South Africa and spent two years playing for a provincial academy before moving to New Zealand in 2008. He coached cricket and swimming in Auckland including stints at Kings College and Auckland Grammar School, and men’s Premier cricket. Spending time with his wife and daughters is the highlight of his day. In his spare time he enjoys reading, drumming, and spearfishing.
Sonia Elijah
Sonia Elijah has a background in Economics. She’s a former BBC researcher and now works as an investigative journalist.
Stephan Kinsella
Stephan Kinsella is a libertarian writer and patent attorney in Houston. Formerly a partner in the Intellectual Property Department with Duane Morris, LLP, General Counsel and VP-Intellectual Property for Applied Optoelectronics, Inc., his publications include Legal Foundations of a Free Society (Houston, Texas: Papinian Press, 2023), Against Intellectual Property (Auburn, Ala.: Mises Institute, 2008, You Can’t Own Ideas: Essays on Intellectual Property (Papinian Press, 2023), The Anti-IP Reader: Free Market Critiques of Intellectual Property (Papinian Press, 2023), Trademark Practice and Forms (Thomson Reuters, 2001–2013); and International Investment, Political Risk, and Dispute Resolution: A Practitioner’s Guide, 2nd ed. (Oxford University Press, 2020).
Steve Dolton
Free Speech Radio host and advocate for NZ media freedom.
Steve Hanley
Steve Hanley writes about the interface between technology and sustainability from his home in Florida or anywhere else The Force may lead him. He is proud to be “woke” and doesn’t really give a damn why the glass broke. He believes passionately in what Socrates said 3000 years ago: “The secret to change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old but on building the new.”
Steve 'Snoopman' Edwards
Former editor at Māori Television, who forged his ‘Thunk Evil Without Being Evil’ super-power while writing a ground-breaking thesis on the Global Financial Crisis. Now a dissident journalist, he publishes on Snoopman News.
Steve Templeton
Steve Templeton, Senior Scholar at Brownstone Institute, is an Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Indiana University School of Medicine - Terre Haute. His research focuses on immune responses to opportunistic fungal pathogens. He has also served on Gov. Ron DeSantis's Public Health Integrity Committee and was a co-author of "Questions for a COVID-19 commission," a document provided to members of a pandemic response-focused congressional committee.
Svetlana Ekimenko
Svetlana Ekimenko is a Moscow-based Sputnik correspondent specialising in foreign affairs, social issues and science and previously worked as host for live broadcasts of Radio Sputnik.
Tara Reade
Tara Reade, author, poet, actor and former Senate aide, author of Left Out: When the Truth Doesn't Fit In. Ms. Reade is also a contributing opinion writer for international news network RT.
T. N. Raghu
T.N. Raghu, a senior journalist and commentator from Chennai.
Tarik Cyril Amar
Tarik Cyril Amar, is an historian from Germany at Koç University in Istanbul working on Russia, Ukraine, and Eastern Europe, the history of World War II, the cultural Cold War, and the politics of memory.
Ted Rall
Ted Rall is a syndicated editorial cartoonist, opinion columnist, graphic novelist, author, and occasional war correspondent. A graduate of Columbia University with honours in history, Rall is a Pulitzer Prize finalist and two-time winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for outstanding coverage of problems faced by the disadvantaged.
Thi Thuy Van Dinh
Dr. Thi Thuy Van Dinh (LLM, PhD) worked on international law in the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. Subsequently, she managed multilateral organization partnerships for Intellectual Ventures Global Good Fund and led environmental health technology development efforts for low-resource settings.
Thomas Buckley
Thomas Buckley is the former mayor of Lake Elsinore, Cal. and a former newspaper reporter. He is currently the operator of a small communications and planning consultancy and can be reached directly at planbuckley@gmail.com. You can read more of his work at: https://thomas699.substack.com/.
Thomas Shepherd
Thomas Shepherd is a New Zealand based writer and commentator whose content features regularly in alternative and conservative media.
Tiffany Brown
Tiffany Brown is a freelance writer based in the Auckland region. She has extensive experience in feature writing on pregnancy, childbirth and parenting topics, a diverse range of commercial work, as well as local news and features journalism.
Tim Korso
Tim Korso is a Moscow-based correspondent specialising in international relations, global economy and stock markets, military affairs, and defence industry.
Timofey Bordachev
Timofey Bordachev is a Valdai Club Programme Director.
Timur Fomenko
Timur Fomenko is a political analyst.
Tom Fowdy
Tom Fowdy is a British writer and analyst of politics and international relations with a primary focus on East Asia. Fowdy is a regular contributing opinion writer for international news agency RT.
Tony Cox
Tony Cox, a US journalist who has written or edited for Bloomberg and several major daily newspapers.
Trevor Mazzucchelli
Trevor Mazzucchelli is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology in the School of Population Health at Curtin University. He also maintains a close collaborative relationship with the Parenting and Family Support Centre within The University of Queensland’s School of Psychology where he is an Honorary Associate Professor.
Ushinor Majumdar
Ushinor Majumdar, award-winning investigative reporter and author of two non-fiction books: India’s Secret War (Penguin India, 2023) and God of Sin (Penguin India, 2018).
Vladislav Ugolny
Vladislav Ugolny, a Russian journalist based in Donetsk.
W. Aaron Vandiver
W. Aaron Vandiver is a writer, former litigator, and wildlife conservationist. He is the author of the novel, 'Under a Poacher’s Moon.'
Wally Richards
Wally Richards has been a gardening columnist for over 30 years. Check his websites - for gardening news and tips visit www.gardenews.co.nz. For mail order products visit www.0800466464.co.nz. Wally also has a gardening problem help line on 0800 466 464.
Wayne Dupree
Wayne Dupree was invited to the White House to talk to President Trump on messaging to the black community. He was named in Newsmax’s top 50 Influential African-American Republicans in 2017, and, in 2016, served as a board member of the National Diversity Coalition for Donald Trump. Before entering politics, he served for eight years in the US Air Force.
Westen K. Shilaho
Dr. Westen K. Shilaho, scholar of Political Science and International Relations, Senior Research Fellow in Institute for Pan-African Thought and Conversation, University of Johannesburg.
Will Jones
Will Jones is editor of the Daily Sceptic.
Yulia Bokova
Yulia Bokova is an editor for RT.
Zachary Leeman
Zachary Leeman, author of the novel Nigh and journalist who covers art and culture. He has previously written for outlets such as Breitbart, LifeZette, and BizPac Review among others. He spent six years in the US Army Reserve and currently resides in Nashville, TN.