Contact: Julie Shaw, 202-939-2211, jshaw@ceip.org

MARTHA BRILL OLCOTT, senior associate, is an expert on Central Asia and the Islamic world. She can speak on the implications of this week's events and any future response to the states of this region and to Afghanistan.

ANATOL LIEVEN, senior associate, was correspondent for The Times (London) in Afghanistan and Pakistan in the late 1980s, where he covered the start of the Afghan civil wars. He has written extensively on modern warfare and military intervention, including on the Chechen wars.

THOMAS CAROTHERS, vice president for studies, can speak on the broad implications for U.S. foreign policy. He can also comment on the effects of the attacks on the Serbian region.

JESSICA MATHEWS, president, can speak on implications for U.S. foreign policy and significance on international relations.

JOSEPH CIRINCIONE, senior associate in the Non-Proliferation Project, is an expert on U.S. defense policy, Congress and defense policy, and weapons of mass destruction.

ROSE GOTTEMOELLER, senior associate, is a foreign policy and non-proliferation expert, who can also speak on implications for US-Russia-China relations.

LEE FEINSTEIN, visiting scholar and former principal deputy director of the U.S. Department of State's Policy Planning Staff, is a foreign policy and nonproliferation expert. He can speak on the implications for U.S. defense and nonproliferation policy and the overall significance of the attacks on foreign policy.

ANDREW KUCHINS, director of the Russian and Eurasian program, is a foreign policy and security expert. He can comment on the implications for US-Russian relations and on the likely Russian response.

MICHAEL MCFAUL, senior associate, is a specialist on U.S.-Russian relations and U.S. foreign policy. He can speak on the impact on US-Russian relations and the broader significance of the attacks on U.S. foreign policy.

JON WOLFSTHAL, associate, is a former non-proliferation policy advisor at the Department of Energy. He can speak on the risks of weapons-of-mass-destruction terrorism, government planning and response, and the overall implications for U.S. foreign policy.

ANDERS ÅSLUND, senior associate, is an economist who focuses on post-Soviet economies. He can speak on the impact of the attacks on the global economy.

DORIS MEISSNER, senior associate, is the former commissioner of the INS. She can speak on immigration policy and enforcement.

ANN FLORINI, senior associate, can speak on implications for U.S. foreign policy and issues of civil liberties, including the impact on anti-globalization protests and freedom-of-information policy.