Leading Thinkers 2007: Confronting the Iranian Threat

  • David Aaron, Director, RAND Corporation, Center for Middle East Public Policy
  • Ladan Archin, Director for the Iran Directorate, Office of the U.S. Secretary of Defense
  • Ilan Berman, Vice President for Policy, American Foreign Policy Council
  • Roberta Bonazzi, Executive Director, European Foundation for Democracy
  • Soner Cagaptay, Senior Fellow and Director of Turkish Research Program, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy
  • Amb. Richard Carlson, Vice Chairman, Foundation for Defense of Democracies
  • Amb. Henry Crumpton, former Coordinator for Counterterrorism, U.S. Department of State
  • Avi Davidi, former broadcaster, Voice of America (VOA) - Persian Service
  • Sec. Paula Dobriansky, U.S. Undersecretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs
  • Larry Haas, Vice President for Policy, Committee on the Present Danger; former Director of Communications, Vice President Al Gore
  • Youssef Ibrahim, journalist, former Middle East regional correspondent, The New York Times, former Energy Editor of The Wall Street Journal
  • Matt Kaminski, Editorial Page Editor, Wall Street Journal Europe
  • Mehdi Khalaji, Visiting Fellow, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy
  • Dr. Matt Levitt, Director, Stein Program on Terrorism, Intelligence, and Policy, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy
  • Dr. Bernard Lewis, Cleveland E. Dodge Professor of Near Eastern Studies, Emeritus, Princeton University
  • Mario Loyola, Visiting Fellow, Foundation for Defense of Democracies
  • Uri Lubrani, Adviser to Israel’s Minister of Defense
  • Clifford May, President, Foundation for Defense of Democracies
  • Andrew McCarthy, Director, Center for Law and Counterterrorism, Foundation for Defense of Democracies
  • Dr. Abbas Milani, Research Fellow and Co-Director, Iran Democracy Project, Hoover Institution, Hamid and Christina Moghadam Director of Iranian Studies, Stanford University
  • Dr. Walid Phares, Director, Future of Terrorism Project, Foundation for Defense of Democracies
  • Claudia Rosett, Journalist-in-Residence, Foundation for Defense of Democracies
  • Jiří Schneider, Program Director of the Prague Security Studies Institute (PSSI)
  • Rob Sobhani, President, Caspian Energy Consulting
  • Henry Sokolski, Executive Director, Nonproliferation Policy Education Center
  • Bret Stephens, Foreign Affairs Editorial Columnist, The Wall Street Journal
  • Cheryl Halpern, Chairman of the Board, Corporation for Public Broadcasting
  • Mark Dubowitz, Executive Director, Foundation for Defense of Democracies