Maya Alleruzzo: Chief Associated Press photo editor for the Mideast, Afghanistan & Pakistan

Rini AmiriNYU Center on International Cooperation, former advisor to Holbrooke on Afghanistan, former UN advisor

Tricia Bacon: Assistant professor at American University, expert on counterterrorism with extensive USG experience, and research focus on South Asia

Heather Barr: Senior researcher on women’s rights and former Afghanistan researcher at Human Rights Watch

Shamila N. Chaudhary: SAIS (advisor to Vali Nasr) and New America, former NSC director for Pakistan and Afghanistan, focuses mainly on Pakistan but larger Afghanistan regional security issues as well

Sarah Chayes: Senior fellow at Carnegie Endowment, author of The Punishment of Virtue: Inside Afghanistan After the Taliban and Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security

Courtney Cooper: International affairs fellow at CFR, former NSC director for Afghanistan

Erin Cunningham: Washington Post correspondent covering Afghanistan

Jessica Donati: Covers Afghanistan for the WSJ

Christine Fair: Associate professor at Georgetown, prolific author on South Asia

Vanda Felbab-Brown: Senior fellow at Brookings’ Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence

Eva Gross: Political advisor to the EU Special Envoy for Afghanistan

Linda Hemby: Political sociologist and human rights activist

Ashley Jackson: Researcher, consultant and writer with extensive experience in conflict and complex emergencies

May Jeong: Award-winning magazine writer and investigative reporter focused on Afghanistan, visiting scholar at Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at NYU

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon: Senior fellow at CFR, author of The Dressmaker of Khair Khana and Ashley’s War

Kelly Magsamen: VP for National Security, Center for American Progress, former acting assistant secretary of defense for Asia Pacific Security Affairs (including coverage of Afghanistan).

 Laurel Miller: Senior political analyst at RAND, former acting special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan

Fariba Nawa: Journalist, speaker and author of Opium Nation: Child Brides, Drug Lords and One Woman’s Journey through Afghanistan

Lynne O’Donnell: Author of High Tea in Mosul, analyst and consultant focused on war and Afghanistan

Bente Scheller: Author of The Wisdom of Syria’s Waiting Game, specializes in foreign and security policy and Afghanistan