Robert Joseph Ahola is an author, playwright, producer and director who lives in Malibu, California. He has authored a number of published and/or produced plays and scripted five screenplays for films and television that have either been produced or are currently in production. And he has been the editor and publisher of various magazines, including JAVA, Leverage and The Invisible Quarterly. An environmentalist and animal rights activist, Mr. Ahola is an author/co-author of fourteen published books including The Silent Healer101 Ways to Make a DifferenceThe Return of the Hummingbird WizardI, Dragon, and Delusion is Good. More information can be found on

Morgan Deane is a free lance author, military historian and former US Marine. His most recent book is Decisive Battles in Chinese History, and you can find his political and military analysis on Real Clear Defense, Strategy Bridge, Opslens, Fox News, and many more.

Ivana Martac is currently pursuing master degree in International Security Studies offered jointly by University of Trento and School of Advanced Studies Sant’Anna, focusing her thesis on transatlantic relations and USA/EU strategic cultures. She holds a BA in International Affairs from University of Belgrade. Her professional experience has been greatly enriched through internships at Center for International Affairs and Security and OSCE Mission to Serbia. After graduation, she finished UNDP training for Young Professionals and worked in Center for International Public Policy.

Preetam Kaushik is a former Freelance Correspondent for Business Insider and Freelance Contributor for, Preetam Kaushik is a journalist with 10 years of experience. His work has been published by The Huffington Post, Economic Times, WIRED, and World Economic Forum. His articles have been frequently cited by various media outlets. He’s covered politics, business and economy extensively.

Heather McDonald is a part-time special needs educator and a part-time writer. She is an alumni of the Mohawk College alumni and an ECD major. She currently works with children with a wide range of learning disabilities in Sydney Canada and also creates online content in a wide range of topics and fields. Her greatest achievement in life is being able to make a difference in special needs children lives.  

Jaime Luis Zapata is BA International Relations and Master of Political Analysis. Based in Bogotá, he is an expert in national and international security and non-democratic regimes. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Jim Owen is a veteran journalist who spent nearly three decades as an editor and reporter for print newspapers in Iowa and Minnesota. Now semi-retired in New Mexico, he writes articles and blogs for various websites. He is a political “junky” and baseball fan who enjoys traveling and camping with friends and family.

Curtice Mang earned a Political Science degree from Arizona State University.  He is the author of two books, The Smell of Politics: The Good, The Bad, and The Odorous and The Constitution – I’m Not Kidding and Other Tales of Liberal Folly.  He has worked in the insurance industry for over 30 years and has also been a high school basketball coach.  Curtice has contributed to multiple conservative opinion and news online publications, including Conservative Daily News, Communities Digital News and What Would the Founders Think

Kimberly Wylie is a seasoned freelance writer and long-time fiscal conservative. Kimberly specializes in op-ed pieces where her conversational writing style, combined with superb research skills, often brings to light new ways of thinking on a topic. She currently resides in one of the highest taxation states in the country – Illinois – and is eagerly planning her escape to the warmer climes of Beliz