Elliott Abrams is a senior fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington DC. He was Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Adviser under Geoge W. Bush. Read more
David Abulafiais Professor of Mediterranean History at Cambridge and a Fellow of Gonville and Caius College. His latest book is The Great Sea: A Human History of the Mediterranean (Penguin), was awarded the new British Academy Medal.
Lincoln Allison retired from an academic career at the University of Warwick in 2004 — and again in 2008 — to become a freelance writer and broadcaster. He remains Emeritus Reader in Politics at the University of Warwick and Visiting Professor in sport and leisure at the University of Brighton. His latest book is My Father's Bookcase: A Version of the History of Ideas (Social Affairs Unit).
Hephzibah Anderson contributes regularly to the Observer and the Daily Mail in the UK, and writes a column on sex and the media for Adweek in the US. She is the author of a memoir, Chastened (Vintage).
Kenneth Baker is a Conservative peer. He served as Home Secretary from 1990 to 1992 and Education Secretary from 1986 to 1989. He is the founder and promoter of University Technical Colleges. Read more
Erin Bannister Townsend was recently a resident artist at Garsington Opera and at the Story Museum, Oxford. She has her third London solo show at Medici Gallery, 5 Cork Street from February 5 to 27. Read more
Shmuel Bar is Director of Studies at the Institute of Policy and Strategy in Herzlia, Israel, and an adjunct Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute, New York. He is the author of Warrant for Terror. Read more
Jeremy Hugh Baron trained as a physician and scientist in Oxford, London and New York, and has honorary posts in the medical schools of Imperial College and Mount Sinai. His latest book is Anglo-American Biomedical Antecedents of Nazi Crimes. Read more
John D Barrow FRSis Professor of Mathematical Sciences at Cambridge University, Gresham Professor of Geometry, and the author of The Book of Universes, which has just been published by Bodley Head, London.
Alan Bekhor runs British Marine plc, a UK-based shipping group. A founding supporter of Standpoint, he has given papers on philosophy and theology at the Forum for European Philosophy and other societies.
Claire Berlinski is an Istanbul-based American freelance journalist and novelist. She is author of Menace in Europe: Why the Continent's Crisis is America's, Too and There is no Alternative: Why Margaret Thatcher Matters (Basic Books).
John Bew is Lecturer in War Studies at King's College London and Co-Director of the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence. He is author of Castlereagh: Enlightenment, War and Tyranny (Quercus).
Nigel Biggar is Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology and Director of the McDonald Centre for Theology, Ethics and Public Life at the University of Oxford. Peter Singer is the Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University and Laureate Professor for the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at the University of Melbourne.
Julie Bindelis a feminist activist, broadcaster and writer. She is the author of Straight Expectations: What Does it Mean to be Gay Today? (Guardian Books) and is currently researching a book on the international sex trade. Read more
Patrick Bishop is a journalist and military historian. His most recent book is The Cooler King (Atlantic) and his Air Force Blue: The RAF in the Second World War will be published by Harper Press in 2017. Read more
Conrad Black is an author, columnist, and investor. He is the author of Richard M. Nixon: A Life in Full and Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Champion of Freedom. His most recent book is Flight Of The Eagle (Encounter).
Jeremy Black is Professor of History at the University of Exeter and author of over 100 books, most recently The Power of Knowledge: How Information and Technology Made the Modern World (Yale). Read more
Professor Geoffrey Blainey, Australia's most eminent living historian, is the author of many books, including A Short History of the World and A Short History of the Twentieth Century (Penguin). Read more
Tim Blanning is a Fellow of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, and a Fellow of the British Academy. His most recent book is The Romantic Revolution (Weidenfeld & Nicolson). Jonathan Bate is Professor of Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature at Warwick. He was recently elected Provost of Worcester College, Oxford. Read more
Jerald J. Block is a psychiatrist in a private practice in Portland, Oregon. He teaches at Oregon Health & Science where he is a pioneer in the field of Pathological Computer Use and has also written on school shootings.
The presidential adviser and author of Terror and Consent, Philip Bobbitt, shares his ideas on the war on terror in a Standpoint dialogue with Conservative politician and author of Celsius 7/7, Michael Gove.
Nick Boles is the Conservative MP for Grantham and Stamford and was previously the Director of the Policy Exchange think-tank. His new book Which Way's Up? is published by Biteback. Daniel Hannan is a Conservative MEP for South East England. Last year, he was awarded the Bastiat Award for online journalism. His latest book is The New Road to Serfdom: A Letter of Warning to America (HarperCollins). Read more
John R. Bolton is the former US ambassador to the United Nations. He is now senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and the author of Surrender is Not an Option: Defending America at the United Nations.
Philip Booth is Editorial and Programme Director of the Institute of Economic Affairs and editor and co-author of Catholic Social Teaching and the Market Economy and of Christian Perspectives on the Financial Crash. He is Professor of Insurance and Risk Management at Cass Business School.
Ian Bostridge is one of the world's most celebrated operatic and concert tenors. An honorary fellow of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, he is the author of Witchcraft and its Transformations. He is on the Advisory Board of Standpoint.
Bruce Boucher is the author of Andrea Palladio: The Architect in His Time. He was a professor of the history of art for many years at University College London and is director of the art museum of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.
Sidney Brichto was a British rabbi, and Senior Vice-President of the Liberal Jewish Movement. He published a series of new translations of what was called the People's Bible, and is the author of Funny,You Don't Look Jewish...
Craig Brown is one of Britain's leading satirists. He writes columns for the Daily Telegraph and Private Eye and is chief book reviewer for the Mail on Sunday. His books include The Tony Years and The Marsh-Marlowe Letters.
Julie Burchill is a writer and columnist, and a Christian Zionist. She is the author of Not in My Name: A compendium of Modern Hypocrisy, written with Chas Newkey-Burden, and Made in Brighton (Virgin Books), co-written by Daniel Raven.
Lesley Chamberlain writes fiction and histories of ideas. Her novel Anyone's Game was published in 2012, and A Shoe Story: Van Gogh, The Philosophers and the West will be published by Harbour Books this year.
Nick Cohen is a columnist for the Observer and author of You Can't Read This Book: Censorship in an Age of Freedom (Fourth Estate) and What's Left? How The Left Lost Its Way (Harper Perennial). Living With Lies, a collection of his writing for Standpoint, is available as an ebook.
Tim Congdon is director of the Institute of International Monetary Research at the University of Buckingham. He is the author of an annual study for UKIP, How much does the European Union cost?, and his Privatise The BBC, a Standpoint ebook, was published in October 2014.
Robert Conquest is a historian, poet and political philosopher. He was described at the final plenum of the Soviet Communist Party as ‘anti-Sovietchik No. 1', and is the author of the classic work The Great Terror.
John Cottingham is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the University of Reading and an Honorary Fellow of St John's College, Oxford. His recent books include On the Meaning of Life, The Spiritual Dimension and Cartesian Reflections.
Con Coughlin is the Daily Telegraph's executive foreign editor. He is an expert on the Middle East and Islamic terrorism, and the author of Khomeini's Ghost: The Iranian Revolution and the Rise of Militant Islam. His latest book is Churchill's First War: Young Winston and the Fight Against the Taliban (Macmillan).
Theodore Dalrymple (Anthony Daniels) has worked for many years as a prison doctor. His books, include In Praise of Prejudice: The Necessity of Preconceived Ideas and The Pleasure of Thinking: A Journey Through the Sideways Leaps of Ideas.Read more
Dr Christie Davies is the author of The Mirth of Nations, co-author of Esuniku Joku and author of the academic study of humour, Jokes and Targets. He also wrote the collection of humorous magical science fiction stories Dewi the Dragon.
Alain de Botton is a writer and philosopher. He is the author of A Song for Occupations, The Architecture of Happiness, and How Proust Can Change your Life. He wrote a monthly column, Utopia, for Standpoint until the end of 2008.
James Delingpole writes for the Times, the Daily Telegraph, and the Spectator. His most recent book is Watermelons: How the Environmentalists are Killing the Planet, Destroying the Economy and Stealing your Children's Future.
Jessica Duchen is a music journalist and the author of four novels, two biographies and several stage works. She writes regularly for The Independent and BBC Music Magazine. Her latest novel, Songs of Triumphant Love, is published by Hodder.
Myron Ebell is Director of the Center for Energy and Environment at the Competitive Enterprise Institute in Washington, DC, and Chairman of the Cooler Heads Coalition, which aims to dispel myths about global warming.
Father Dermot Fenlon, the author of Heresy and Obedience in Tridentine Italy: Cardinal Pole and the Counter-Reformation, has published extensively on 16th-century Italian religious history. He is finishing a volume of essays on Cardinal Newman. Read more
NiallFerguson is the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University, and his books include Colossus: The Rise and Fall of the American Empire, and The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World.
Irina Filatova is Professor Emeritus of the History of Art at the University of KwaZuluNatal in South Africa and Professor at the National Research University — Higher School of Economics in Russia. She is the author of six books on African history and the history of ties between South Africa and Russia. Read more
Alexander Meleagrou-Hitchens is aPhD student at King's College, London. He has contributed to various online and printed publications including, The Daily Telegraph, Lebanon's Daily Star, Standpoint and NOWLebanon.
Jonathan Foreman is an Anglo-American journalist and film critic. He was film critic for the New York Post and has written for, among many, The New Yorker, The National Review, and the Daily Telegraph. He is Standpoint's Writer-at-Large.
Marianne Fox Ockinga is a Dutch-born artist who works in watercolour, pastel and woodblock printing. She lives in London and has been commissioned to record the development of the 2012 Olympics site. Read more
John Fuller is a poet and author. A Fellow Emeritus of Magdalen College, Oxford, his New Selected Poems 1983-2008 was published by Chatto in 2012, and his most recent collection is The Dice Cup (Chatto). Read more
Sir Martin Gilbert is the author of many books, including Israel: A History, and Churchill and the Jews. His Atlas of the Arab-Israel Conflict is now in its ninth edition. In June 2009, he was appointed a member of the Iraq War inquiry.
Victoria Glendinning is a biographer and novelist. Among her biographies is Jonathan Swift, and Leonard Woolf and she is the author of Love's Civil War, an edition of the love-letters and diaries of Elizabeth Bowen and Charles Ritchie.
Jonah Goldberg is a columnist for the Los Angeles Times and contributing editor to National Review. A former columnist for The Times, he has also written for The New Yorker, USA Today, Commentary, and the Wall Street Journal.
Professor Rüdiger Görner is the Head of the School of Languages, Linguistics and Film and Director of the Centre for Anglo-German Cultural Relations at Queen Mary, University of London. He is the author of many works on German literature.
Grey Gowrie has published two volumes of poetry. A third colection, The Italian Visitor (Carcanet), is out next year. He has been a Cabinet minister, Chairman of the Arts Council, and Provost of the Royal College of Art.
The playwright Simon Gray died on August 7. Shortly before his death he shared his thoughts on the theatre and much else in a Standpoint Dialogue with The Daily Telegraph's theatre critic Charles Spencer and our editor Daniel Johnson.
Dominic Green is the author of The Double Life Of Doctor Lopez and Armies Of God (Arrow). He teaches political science at Boston College and contributes to the Weekly Standard and the New Criterion. Read more
James Hannam is a historian and the author of God's Philosophers: How the Medieval World Laid the Foundations of Modern Science (Icon), shortlisted for the Royal Society Prize for Science Books 2010. His second book, The Genesis of Science (2011), explores the growth of modern science in the Middle Ages. Read more
Daniel Hannan is a Conservative MEP for South East England. In 2009 he was awarded the Bastiat Prize for online journalism. His latest book is A Doomed Marriage: Britain and Europe. He blogs regularly at www.hannan.co.uk.
The political columnist Bruce Anderson and Robin Harris, former Director of the Conservative Research Department and long-standing adviser to Lady Thatcher, debate David Cameron's Thatcherite credentials.
Robin Harris is a former Director of the Conservative Research Department, member of the Downing Street Policy Unit and adviser to Lady Thatcher. His latest book is Not for Turning: The Life of Margaret Thatcher.Read more
Simon Heffer is a political columnist at the Daily Mail. His latest book is High Minds: TheVictorians and the Birth of Modern Britain (Random House), and his life of Vaughan Williams is now available from Faber as an ebook.
Michael Heller is a cosmologist who was awarded the 2008 Templeton Prize. A Catholic priest, he holds a chair at the Pontifical Academy of Theology in Kraków, Poland, and is an adjunct member of the Vatican Observatory staff.
Susan Hill is a writer, playwright, and literary critic. Her novels have been translated into many languages and have won the Whitbread and Somerset Maugham awards, and been shortlisted for the Booker Prize.
Gertrude Himmelfarb is an American historian and author of many books, most recently The People Of The Book: Philosemitism in England, from Cromwell to Churchill (Encounter). She is a Fellow of the British Academy and in 2004 received the National Humanities Medal awarded by the President. She is on the Advisory Board of Standpoint.
Marko Attila Hoare is a British historian of the former Yugoslavia. He is a Senior Research Fellow at Kingston University, London, and the European Neighbourhood Section Director of the Henry Jackson Society.
Julian Jackson is Professor of History at Queen Mary University, London. He is the author of The Fall of France and France: The Dark Years 1940-44. His most recent book is Living in Arcadia: Homosexuality, Politics and Morality in France from the Liberation to Aids. Read more
Clive James is an expatriate Australian author, poet, and critic. His published works include Cultural Amnesia: Notes in the Margin of My Time, and Opal Sunset, a volume of selected poems. His website is CliveJames.com.
Jeremy Jennings is Professor of Political Theory at King's College London and the author of Revolution and the Republic: A History of Political Thought in France since the Eighteenth Century, published by Oxford University Press.
Siv Jensen is the leader of Norway's Progress Party. In an interview with Standpoint editor Daniel Johnson, she explains her views. The American writer Bruce Bawer explains the background to her meteoric career.
Luke Johnson runs the private equity firm Risk Capital Partners, and is a former chairman of the Royal Society of Arts. He is the author or Start It Up: Why Running your own Business is Easier than you Think (Penguin). Read more
Ben Judah is the author of Fragile Empire: How Russian Fell In And Out Of Love With Vladimir Putin (Yale). He is a visiting fellow at the European Stability Initiative. A collection of his journalism for Standpoint, The Yeti Hunts: Travels Through Russia and Central Asia, is available as an ebook.
Travis Kavulla, a former associate editor of National Review, was a Gates Scholar in History at Cambridge University and a 2008 Phillips Foundation journalism fellow. He is a graduate of Harvard University.
Nigel Lawson is a Conservative politician and former Chancellor of the Exchequer. His latest book is An Appeal to Reason: A Cool Look at Global Warming. An updated edition of his memoirs, Memoirs of a Tory Radical, is published by Biteback.He is on the Advisory Board of Standpoint.
Dominic Lawson is a columnist for the Sunday Times and the Daily Mail. He is also the author of The Inner Game (Hardinge Simpole Publishing). He was Columnist of the Year (popular newspapers) in the recent British Press Awards and is President of the English Chess Federation. Read more
Joseph Loconte is an associate professor of history at King's College, New York, and the author of The Searchers: A Quest for Faith in the Valley of Doubt (Thomas Nelson), and A Hobbit, A Wardrobe, and a Great War: How J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis Rediscovered Faith, Friendship, and Heroism in the Cataclysm of 1914-18 (HarperCollins).
Edward Lucas is a senior vice-president at the Centre for European Policy Analysis in Washington, DC. He is the author of The New Cold War and Deception: Spies, Lies and How Russia Dupes The West, both published by Bloomsbury. Read more
James MacMillan is a Scottish composer whose specially commissioned congrgational Mass was performed when Pope Benedict beatified Cardinal Newman during his visit to Britain in 2010. In May 2012, his new Violin Concerto - written for Vadim Repin - received its global premiere. Read more
John Man is a historian and travel writer with a special interest in Mongolia. His best-selling Genghis Khan: Life, Death and Resurrection is published in 21 languages. His latest books are The Mongol Empire and Saladin: The Life, The Legend, And The Islamic Empire, both published by Bantam Press. Read more
Justin Marozzi is a travel writer, historian, journalist and political risk and security consultant. He is the author of South from Barbary (HarperCollins), a travel history of Libya and is writing a history of Baghdad.
Barry Martin is the Artist-in-Residence at Chiswick House, London. His works hang in the Tate, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the National Portrait Gallery. His new exhibition, The Discerning Eye, is at the Mall Galleries. Read more
John Martin is an academic doctor and scientist at University College London and Yale University. His latest book of poetry, The Root of Blue is Yellow, will be published by IMS Press later in the year. Read more
Iain Martin is a political commentator and author based in London. He writes for the Sunday Telegraph and edits CapX, a website promoting popular capitalism. He is writing a new history of the City of London. Read more
Allan Massie has written some twenty novels and a number of non-fiction books, including The Thistle and the Rose, a study of Anglo-Scottish relations. He writes a fortnightly column, "Life & Letters", for the Spectator.
Derwent May was literary editor of The Listener and the Sunday Telegraph. His latest books are Wondering About Many Women (Greenwich Exchange), a volume of poetry, and Life on the Wing: A Bird Chronicle from the Pages of the Times (Robson Press).
Jeffrey Meyers is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and has written biographies of Orwell, Hemingway and Scott Fitzgerald. Thirty of his books have been translated into 14 languages and seven alphabets, and published on six continents. Read more
Alberto Mingardi is Director General of Istitute Bruno Leoni, an Italian free-market think tank. He is an Adjunct Scholar with the Cato Institute and a guest blogger at EconLog. His books include Herbert Spencer (Continuum). Read more
Ray Monk is Professor of Philosophy at the Centre for Post-Analytic Philosophy at the University of Southampton. He is the author of Ludwig Wittgenstein: The Duty of Genius and a biography of Bertrand Russell.
Charles Moore is a columnist of the Daily Telegraph and the Spectator, and the former Editor of both publications, as well as the former Editor of the Sunday Telegraph. He is engaged in writing the authorised biography of Margaret Thatcher.
Charles Moore is a columnist for, and former editor of, the Daily Telegraph. Sir Christopher Bland was Chairman of the BBC from 1996-2001, and has been Chairman of BT and London Weekend Television. Read more
Loanna Morrison was Conservative parliamentary candidate for Bermondsey and Old Southwark at the 2010 General Election. Formerly a Sunday Express journalist and Voice columnist, she has a degree in political science and directs the Conservative Co-operative Movement. Read more
Nicholas Mosley has published two volumes of biography of his father, Oswald Mosley, and has written many novels. He discusses the rise and fall of British fascism with Sir Raymond Carr, the leading Spanish historian.
James Mumford writes fiction and non-fiction, and posts regularly on www.iwritewhatilike.net. He is currently a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Virginia's Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture.
Michael Nazir-Ali was the Anglican Bishop of Rochester, 1994-2009. He is the author of Triple Jeopardy for the West: Aggressive Secularism, Radical Islam and Multiculturalism (Bloomsbury). He is now President of Oxtrad.
Aidan Nichols is a Dominican friar of the Priory of St Michael the Archangel, Cambridge, and a Catholic theologian. He is John Paul II Memorial Visiting Lecturer at the University of Oxford and Fellow of Greyfriars, Oxford.
Archbishop Vincent Nichols is the Archbishop of Westminster, President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales and spokesman for the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales. He was formerly Archbishop of Birmingham. Read more
William Norton is the author of Monument and Bank: Capitalism and the Anglo-Saxon Mind (Social Affairs Unit). He was the agent for the No Campaign in the 2011 referendum on the parliamentary voting system. Read more
Michael Novak is an author and theologian who held three ambassadorial posts under President Ronald Regan. His most recent books are All Nature Is a Sacramental Fire and Living the Call: An Introduction to the Lay Vocation (co-authored). Read more
John O'Sullivan is Editor at Large of National Review, a Director of 21st Century Initiatives in Washington, and Director of the Danube Institute in Budapest. His book, The President, the Pope, and the Prime Minister, has been translated into seven languages. Read more
Emanuele Ottolenghi is a Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defence of Democracies in Washington, based at its Center on Sanctions and Illicit Financing. He is the author of five books, in English and Italian, four of which concern Iran. See his profile here
Cynthia Ozick's novels include the The Puttermesser Papers and Heir to the Glimmering World, published in Britain as The Bear Boy. She is the author of a collection of essays entitled The Din in theHead.
Robert Peal is head of History at the West London Free School and an honorary research fellow at Civitas. His book Progressively Worse: The Burden Of Bad Ideas In British Schools was published by Civitas, and he has edited a collection of essays, Changing Schools, published by John Catt. Read more
Wendy Perriam is the author of 16 novels and seven short story collections, and has contributed to many magazines and poetry anthologies. Her latest publications are Broken Places and "I'm on a train!" and other stories.Read more
Melanie Phillips is a columnist for the Daily Mail and Jewish Chronicle, and a regular panellist on BBC Radio Four's The Moral Maze. Her most recent book is The World Turned Upside Down: The Global Battle over God, Truth and Power (Encounter, 2010).
‘The post-1989 temptation in Prague has been two-fold. The first has been to legislate the totalitarian past out of existence, the second has been to copy the liberal West blindly at a lag of 20 years’ Read more
Rachel Polonsky is a lecturer in the Department of Slavonic Studies at Cambridge and a Fellow of Murray Edwards College. She is the author of Molotov's Magic Lantern: A Journey in Russian History (Faber). Read more
Frank Prochaska is an historian of modern Britain. He is a member of Somerville and Wolfson Colleges, Oxford, an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Historical Research, London, and the author of The Memoirs of Walter Bagehot (Yale) and Christianity and Social Service in Modern Britain (OUP). Read more
David Quinn is a columnist with the Irish Independent. He has written for the Wall Street Journal, Sunday Telegraph and National Review. He was previously a columnist for the Sunday Times, and is a former editor of the Irish Catholic.
Frederic Raphael is a screenwriter, novelist, and journalist. He worked with Stanley Kubrick on his final film, Eyes Wide Shut, and is the author of the trilogy The Glittering Prizes. He was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1964 and won an Oscar in 1965 for Darling.
Andrew Rawnsley is an author, broadcaster and the Observer's chief political commentator. His book The End of the Party was published by Penguin in 2010. Nick Cohen is a columnist for the Observer and regular contributor to Standpoint.
Piers Paul Read is the author of reportage (Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors), history (The Templars), biography (Alec Guinness), collected journalism and fiction. His most recent works are The Misogynist, a novel, and The Dreyfus Affair (both published by Bloomsbury).
Piers Paul Read is the author of reportage (Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors), biography (Alec Guinness), collected journalism and fiction. David Heathcoat-Amory was the Conservative MP for Wells until 2010, and was a UK Parliamentary Representative to the Convention on the Future of Europe.
Anna Reid is a journalist and author who specialises in the history of Eastern Europe. She is the author of Borderland: A Journey Through the History of Ukraine (Weidenfeld & Nicholson). Her most recent book, Leningrad: Tragedy of a City under Siege, 1941-44 is published by Bloomsbury. Read more
Mark Ronanis Honorary Professor of Mathematics at University College, London, Emeritus Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and author of Symmetry and the Monster: One of the Greatest Quests of Mathematics. He also runs an on-line review site for opera, ballet and theatre. See it here.
David Rose writes for the Mail on Sunday andVanity Fair. His most recent book, The Big Eddy Club: Southern Justice and the Stocking Stranglings is published in a new edition by the New Press in New York this month.
William D. Rubinstein is professor of history at the University of Aberystwyth. He is the author, among other works, of A History of the Jews in the English-Speaking World: Great Britain (1996), and was President of the Jewish Historical Society of England in 2002-2004.
Charles Saumarez Smith is Secretary and Chief Executive of the Royal Academy of Arts. His most recent book is The Company of Artists: The Origins of the Royal Academy of Arts in London, published by Modern Art Press and Bloomsbury. Read more
Victoria Schofield is a writer and commentator on South Asian politics. She has written several articles for The Spectator and is the author of Bhutto: Trial and Execution and Afghan Frontier: Feuding and Fighting in Central Asia.
Francesca Segal has written for Granta, the Daily Telegraph, the Observer, the Financial Times and the Jewish Chronicle. She is currently a features writer at Tatler, and is the Observer's Debut Fiction columnist.
Richard Shannon is the retired Professor Emeritus of Modern History at University of Wales Swansea. He has published extensively on 19th-century British history. His most recent book is Gladstone: God and Politics (Continuum, 2007). Read more
Robin Shepherd founded The Commentator website, and is the Director of International Affairs at the Henry Jackson Society. His latest book is A State Beyond the Pale: Europe's Problem with Israel (Weidenfeld & Nicholson).
James Shinn was US Assistant Secretary of Defense from 2007-8, with prime policy responsibility for Afghanistan. He previously served in the Central Intelligence Agency and the State Department, and teaches at Princeton University.
Amity Shlaes won the International Policy Network's Bastiat Prize for Journalism in 2002 for her work in the Financial Times. She is the author of The Forgotten Man: a New History of the Great Depression.
Brendan Simms is Professor of the History of International Relations at the University of Cambridge. He is author of Unfinest Hour: Britain and the Destruction of Bosnia (Penguin)and Europe: The Struggle for Supremacy (Allen Lane).
Lord Skidelsky, the biographer of Keynes, is Emeritus Professor of Political Economy at the University of Warwick. Tim Congdon is a former adviser to the Treasury and a founder of Lombard Street Research. Read more
A new documentary made in Afghanistan has won two awards at the the Sundance Film Festival. Afghan Star could help the cause of feminism there and encourage a desperately-needed sense of national community Read more
Cita Stelzer is a freelance editor and journalist. She is a researcher at Churchill College, Cambridge. Her most recent book is Dinner with Churchill: Policy-making at the Dinner Table (Pegasus Books). Read more
Norman Stone is Professor of International Relations at Bilkent University, Ankara, and also lives in Oxford, where he was Professor of Modern History until 1997. Jeremy Black is a Professor of History at the University of Exeter.
Gisela Stuart has been the Labour MP for Birmingham Edgbaston since 1997. A former health minister, she is a trustee of the Henry Jackson Society and is also editor of the parliamentary weekly political House Magazine.
Andrew Stuttaford works in the international financial markets, and writes frequently about cultural and political issues in a number of US publications. He is a contributing editor of National Review Online.
Raymond Tallis is a retired physician and academic. His book, Aping Mankind: Neuromania, Darwinitis and the Mispresentation of Mankind, was published in 2011. Roger Scruton is Visiting Professor of Aesthetics at the University of Oxford and a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. His book, The Uses of Pessimism and the Danger of False Hope, was published in 2012 by Atlantic.
Sean Thomas is the author of three novels: Absent Fathers, Kissing England and The Cheek Perforation Dance. His most recent book, Millions of Women are Waiting to Meet You - a memoir of his chequered lovelife - is published by Bloomsbury Books
Hugh Thomas is a cross-party member of the House of Lords. His career has encompassed both America and Europe, history and politics, as a professor at New York and Boston Universities and as Chairman of the Centre for Policy Studies in London. The final volume of his history of the Spanish Empire, World Without End: The Global Empire of Philip II, will be published by Allen Lane in July. Read more
Anthony Thwaite is a poet and writer. He was formerly Literary Editor of the New Statesman and Editor of Encounter. His Collected Poems was published in 2007, and in 1992 he was awarded the OBE for services to poetry. His new book, Going Out, will be published by Enitharmon in November.
Rebecca Tinsley is chair of the human rights organisation Waging Peace. She used to work with the BBC and has had two novels published. She is on the Human Rights Watch London committee and is a trustee of the Carter Centre UK.
Michael J. Totten is an independent journalist whose works has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and numerous other publications. The Week magazine named him Blogger of the Year in 2007 for his dispatches from the Middle East.
Nigel Vinsonis a Conservative peer and entrepreneur who has won the Queen's Award to industry. He is a founder director of the Centre for Policy Studies and Life Vice President of the Institute of Economic Affairs.
John Ware is a freelance broadcaster and writer. A former senior correspondent for the BBC’s Panorama, he was a Royal Television Society Television Journalist of the Year and winner of the James Cameron Prize. Read more
David Watkin is Professor of the History of Architecture Cambridge University. He is the author of Sir John Soane and A History of Western Architecture. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects.
George Weigel is Distinguished Senior Fellow of Washington’s Ethics and Public Policy Center. He is the author of Roman Pilgrimage and Evangelical Catholicism: Deep Reform in the 21st-Century Church (Basic).
David Willetts MP is the Minister for Universities and Science. His latest book, The Pinch, is published by Atlantic Books. Frank Field MP is a former Minister for Welfare Reform and chairman of the Churches Conservation Trust. Read more
David Willetts was MP for Havant from 1992 to 2015. He served as an official in Number 10 and HM Treasury, and later served as a minister in the Cabinet Office and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. He is the author of The Pinch (Atlantic, 2010). Read more
Ruth R. Wisse is the Martin Peretz Professor of Yiddish Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature at Harvard University. Her books include Jews and Power (Jewish Encounters). Jack Wertheimer is the Joseph and Martha Mendelson Professor of American Jewish History at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. His books include A People Divided: Judaism in Contemporary America (Basic Books) and Imagining the American Jewish Community (Brandeis University Press).
Robert Solomon Wistrich is the Neuburger Professor of European and Jewish history at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and the head of the Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of anti-Semitism.
Judith Wolfe is a Lecturer in Theology at the University of St Andrews and a Fellow of St John's College, Oxford. She is the author of Heidegger's Eschatology (OUP) and Heidegger and Theology (Continuum). Read more
Paul Wolfowitz is a visiting scholar in foreign and defense policy studies at AEI, where he studies development issues. He has spent more than three decades in public service and higher education. Most recently, he served as president of the World Bank and deputy Secretary of Defense in the Pentagon. Read more
David Womersley is the Thomas Warton Professor of English Literature at the University of Oxford. He has edited Edward Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, and James Boswell's The Life of Samuel Johnson. His edition of Gulliver's Travels was recently published by CUP.
Howard Jacobson is a novelist and critic. His most recent novel is Zoo Time. A.B. Yehoshua's novels include A Woman in Jerusalem, The Liberated Bride and, most recently, Friendly Fire. He used to teach comparative literature at Haifa University and is a recipient of the Israel Prize, his country's highest civilian honour