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Regional Analysts and Expert Contributors
AfricaRobert FeldmanJacob Zenn Latin AmericaDodge BillingsleyGeoff DemarestBrenda FiegelZach Kelsay
Editor-in-Chief - Tom WilhelmEditor - Matthew SteinDesign Editor - Lucas WinterMobile Design - Thomas Tolare
Asia-PacificCindy HurstSpencer ShanksWilson VornDickPeter WoodJacob Zenn Caucasus, Central and South AsiaMatthew SteinJacob Zenn