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19FortyFive’s editorial team consists of a talented mix of foreign policy and national security experts, former policymakers, defense experts, seasoned journalists, economists, business experts, and much more. And most important of all: we welcome a broad mix of thinkers to our mix. We favor no idea, no political ideology. 

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J. Beth Gorton 

Contributing Editors as of 9/7/2021:

Salvatore Babones, University of Sydney

Doug Bandow, CATO Institute

Douglas Bulloch

James Jay Carafano, Heritage Foundation 

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

Ted Galen Carpenter, CATO Institute

Daniel Goure, Lexington Institute

Peter Harris, Colorado State University

James Holmes, U.S. Naval War College

Harry J. Kazianis, Center for the National Interest

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 

Michael Rubin, American Enterprise Institute 

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

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