Dr Sten Rynning is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science of the University of Southern Denmark. He is the author of NATO Renewed: The Power and Purpose of Transatlantic Cooperation (Palgrave 2005).

Admiral Giampaolo di Paola is the Chief of Defence Staff of Italy.

Retired Admiral Mario Bartoli is NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Armaments and the NATO Counterterrorism Technology Coordinator.

Robert Bell is Senior Vice President and International Account Executive of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). Formerly, he was NATO Assistant Secretary General for Defence Investment.

Dr David S. Yost is a Professor at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. He is currently on secondment to the NATO Defense College, Rome, as a Senior Research Fellow.

Dr Richard Weitz is a Senior Fellow and Associate Director of the Center for Future Security Strategies at the Hudson Institute in Washington DC.

Dr Jamie Shea is Director of NATO's Policy Planning Unit.

Patrick Stephenson is an Adjunct Instructor of Economics, Philosophy and Government at the University of Maryland in Europe.

James Snyder is the Information Officer for the United States, Denmark and Norway in NATO's Public Diplomacy Division.