Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah is the Secretary General of the Lebanese Islamist party and paramilitary organization Hezbollah. Nasrallah became the leader of Hezbollah after Israel assassinated the movement’s leader Abbas al-Musawi in 1992.
Nicholas Noe is founder and editor-in-chief of the Beirut-based news translation service mideastwire.com. He was previously a news editor on the Lebanon Daily Star/Herald Tribune, and has written for numerous regional and international publications.
Ellen Khouri is a consultant on human rights and democracy, and managing director of the Lebanese publisher Al-Kutba. She has worked as a translator and editor for over 25 years.
Nicholas Blandford is Beirut correspondent for The Times, the Christian Science Monitor and the Lebanon Daily Star; he is the author of Killing Mr Lebanon: The Assassination of Rafik Hariri and Its Impact on the Middle East.