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And we can prove that expertise through our work and our staff’s real-world experience. 19FortyFive’s editorial team and regular contributors comprise a talented and trusted mix of foreign policy and national security experts, former policymakers, defense experts, seasoned journalists, economists, business experts, and much more.

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Check out below our current roster of talent and expertise that makes 19FortyFive the unique publication that it is. 

Again, to be as transparent as possible, all of our regular contributors are presented with clear biographical information, and links to their professional credentials demonstrating their expertise are listed below.

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Core Editorial Staff as 0f 6/4/2022

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EditorJ. Beth Gorton (Email: [email protected]

Senior Editor: Joel Weickgenant

Senior Editor: Enid Burns


Defense and National Security Staff as of 11/02/2022

Note: For transparency and clarity, we have also included links to their current expert affiliation as well.

Senior Editor: Peter Suciu

Senior Defense Editor: Christian D. Orr 

Senior Defense Editor: Harrison Kass 

Defense In-Depth Editor: Sebastien Roblin

Defense and National Security Editor: Brent M. Eastwood

Defense and National Security Columnist: Stavros Atlamazoglou


Contributing Editors as of 7/15/2022

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W. James Antle, Washington Examiner 

Salvatore Babones, University of Sydney

Doug Bandow, CATO Institute

Douglas Bulloch

James Jay Carafano, Heritage Foundation 

Ted Galen Carpenter, CATO Institute

Gordon G. Chang, Author and Journalist 

Lt. Col. Daniel L. Davis, Defense Priorities, U.S. Army (Retired) 

Mackenzie Eaglen, American Enterprise Institute 

Robert Farley, University of Kentucky

Daniel Goure, Lexington Institute

Peter Harris, Colorado State University

Anthony W. Holmes, Former U.S. Defense Department Offical 

James Holmes, U.S. Naval War College

Harry J. Kazianis, Rogue Statues Group

Robert E. Kelly, Pusan National University (Faculty Page)

Jason Killmeyer

Scott B. MacDonald, Smith’s Research and Gradings

David Maxwell, Foundation for Defense of Democracies 

Andrew A. Michta, George C. Marshal Center European Center for Security Studies 

Alexander Motyl, Rutgers University  

Michael Rubin, American Enterprise Institute 

Wilson VornDick, RANE Network Analyst, DUCO, and China Aerospace Studies Institute

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