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- Brian Katulis Senior Fellow at Center American Progress, where his work focuses on U.S. national security policy in the Middle East and South Asia. Katulis has served as a consultant to numerous U.S. government agencies, private corporations, and nongovernmental organizations on projects in more than two dozen countries, including Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen, Egypt, and Colombia.
- Stuart Bowen Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction.
- Jane Arraf Iraq correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor
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