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- Ambassador Nicholas Burns professor in the practice of diplomacy and international politics at the Harvard Kennedy School and former undersecretary for political affairs at the U.S. Department of State.
- Eliot Cohen Robert E. Osgood Professor of Strategic Studies Johns Hopkins, School of Advanced International Studies
- Karim Sadjadpour associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
- David Albright president of the Institute for Science and International Security, author of "Peddling Peril" and former U.N. nuclear weapons inspector
- Reuel Marc Gerecht senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, former Middle East specialist for the CIA
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