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 Abulafia is 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.

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John Adamson is a Fellow of Peterhouse, University of Cambridge. He is the author of The Noble Revolt: the Overthrow of Charles I.

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Houriya Ahmed is a research fellow at the Centre for Social Cohesion and co-author of Hizb ut-Tahrir: Ideology and Strategy. Read more

Robin Aitken is a former BBC journalist and published Can We Trust the BBC? after more than 25 years of service.

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Jonathan Aitken is an author, broadcaster, columnist and campaigner for prison reform. He is a former Cabinet Minister and MP, and an ex-prisoner. Read more

Edward Alexander is emeritus professor of English at University of Washington in Seattle. His most recent book (co-edited with Paul Bogdanor) is The Jewish Divide Over Israel: Accusers and Defenders.

 

 

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Rebecca Alexander is a poet and horticulture librarian, answering questions from gardeners around the world. She lives in Seattle.

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Brian Allen is Director of Studies at the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, London. Read more

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).

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Ellen Alpsten was born and grew up in Kenya. She is the author of 14 novels, most recently Colours of Africa (Coppenrath), and writes for international newspapers and magazines.

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Louis Amis is a is a freelance writer, book reviewer and reporter.

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Topaz Amoore is a former foreign editor of the Daily Telegraph.  She lives in Rome.

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Digby Anderson is the founder director of the Social Affairs Unit. His most recent book is The English at Table (Social Affairs Unit). Read more

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).

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Alec Ash is a writer and journalist based in Beijing. He is the author of Wish Lanterns: Young Lives in New China, published by Picador. Read more
Anna Aslanyan is a translator and journalist. She writes for the London Review of Books, the Times Literary Supplement and the Spectator.
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Francisco J. Ayala is an evolutionary geneticist and molecular biologist and the recipient of the 2010 Templeton Prize. Read more