Mohamed El Dahshan
Mohamed El Dahshan (Egypt) is a development economist interested in issues of private sector growth and post-crisis reconstruction. Based in the Middle East, he currently works for the African Development Bank. He is also an activist writer and journalist and has recently received an Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Journalism Award for his coverage and analysis of the Egyptian revolution for traditional and social media. He teaches Development Economics at Cairo's Ain-Shams University. He blogs and tweets (too much) at @eldahshan.
Min Zin (Burma) is an exiled Burmese journalist. He also serves as Burma’s country analyst for several research foundations including Freedom House. He took part in Burma’s democracy movement in 1988 as a high school student activist, and went into hiding in 1989 to avoid arrest by the junta. His underground activist-cum-writer life lasted for nine years until he fled over the Thai-Burma border in August 1997. He is now pursuing a PhD in Political Science Department at UC Berkeley.
Endy M. Bayuni
Endy M. Bayuni (Indonesia) is currently senior editor of The Jakarta Post, an independent English-language newspaper in Indonesia, having served as its editor in chief in 2004-2010. He writes commentaries for the newspaper on wide-ranging issues, including Indonesia’s current transformation into a democratic nation, as well as its rise to become a middle power in Asia. He was visiting senior fellow at the East West Center in Washington in 2011, and a Nieman Fellow at the Harvard University in 2003/2004.
Mohamed Eljarh is a Libyan academic researcher and political, social development activist. He is from the city of Tobruk in Eastern Libya. Follow him on Twitter @Eljarh or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Juan Cristóbal Nagel
Juan Cristóbal Nagel (Venezuela) is an economics professor as well as a blogger. He is the co-editor of Caracas Chronicles, a blog about Venezuelan politics written in English. He currently divides his time between Maracaibo, Venezuela, and Santiago, Chile.
Transitions is the group blog of the Democracy Lab channel, a collaboration between Foreign Policy and the Legatum Institute.