Below are some of our many writers from around the globe.MARTIN BARILLAS
Martin Barillas is a former US diplomat and the editor of Spero News.
Garry O'Sullivan is the editor of the Irish Catholic, Ireland's largest circulating Catholic newspaper.
Melissa Beale also writes for the Council on Hemispheric Affairs.
Fr. John S. Rausch is a Catholic priest who serves the people of the Appalachian region of the US.
Mine Yildirim is a Spero News writer and also writes for Forum18.
PETER VAN BUREN
Peter Van Buren spent a year in Iraq as a State Department Foreign Service Officer serving as Team Leader for two Provincial Reconstruction Teams (PRTs). Now in Washington, he writes about Iraq and the Middle East at his blog, We Meant Well. His book, We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People (The American Empire Project, Metropolitan Books), has recently been published.
Nicolaas Vergunst is the author of "Knot of Stone: the day that changed South Africa’s history," available at Amazon.com. He currently lives in France with his wife, an historian from Leiden. His website is www.knotofstone.com.
Martyn Drakard writes for Spero News from Africa.
John Dayal is a Spero News writer focusing on human rights in India.
Tom Balmforth writes for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.
Stephanie Block is the editor of the New Mexico-based Los Pequenos newspaper and is a member of the Catholic Media Coalition.
James Bowman writes for The American Spectator and the New York Sun. View his site.
Star Parker is president and founder of CURE, the Center for Urban Renewal and Education and frequent contributor for Spero News.