Robert Boardman is Professor and a former Chairman of the Department of Political Science at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. His publications include International Organization and the Conservation of Nature; Foreign Policy Making in Communist Countries: A Comparative Approach (edited with Hannes Adomeit); and Nuclear Exports and World Politics: Policy and Regime (edited with J. F. Keeley ). His most recent publication is Post-Socialist World Orders: Russia, China and the U.N. System.
Rex Brynen is Associate Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Middle East Studies Program at McGill University, Montreal, Quebec. His publications include Sanctuary and Survival. The P.L.O. in Lebanon; Echoes of the Intifada: Regional Repercussions of the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict; and The Many Faces of National Security in the Arab World (co-edited with Bahgat Korany and Paul Noble).
Lenard J. Cohen is a Professor of Political Science at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, British Columbia. His publications include Broken Bonds: The Disintegration of Yugoslavia ( 1993); The Socialist Pyramid: Elites and Power in Yugoslavia; Political Cohesion in a Fragile Mosaic: The Yugoslav Experience; and Communist Systems in Comparative Perspective.
James Critchlow is a Fellow of the Russian Research Center at Harvard University. He was formerly Visiting Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and served in various governmental capacities, including Planning and Research Officer of the U.S. Board for International Broadcasting, and Head of Soviet and East European Research at the U.S. Information Agency. He is author of Nationalism in Uzbekistan: A Soviet Republic's Road to Sovereignty ( 1991) and numerous articles on Central Asia. His historical essay "Caravans and Conquests" was featured in the Wilson Quarterly ( summer 1992).
Robert Owen Freedman is the Peggy Meyerhoff Pearlstone Professor of Political Science and Dean of Graduate Studies at the Baltimore Hebrew University. Among his many publications are the following: Soviet Policy Toward the Middle East Since 1970; Soviet Jewry in the 1980s: The Politics of Anti-Semitism and Emigration and the Dynamics of Resettlement; World Politics and the Arab-Israeli Conflict; The Middle East Since Camp David; The Middle East Since the Israeli Invasion of Lebanon; Moscow and the Middle East Since the Invasion of Afghanistan; The Middle East from the Iran Contra Affair to the Intifada; and, most recently, The Middle East After Iraq's Invasion of Kuwait.