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AND Magazine, "Intelligence, Political, and Human Entertainment" is headed by Aaron Stipkovich and was founded by Aaron Stipkovich on September 25, 2009. AND Magazine is wholly owned by AND Magazine, LLC, and is independently part of the ANDplanet.com family.
We are a global publication, focused on .

The editorial staff consists of, but is not limited to;


Publisher

Aaron Stipkovich

Publisher

Aaron Stipkovich

Publisher

With an education in information, technology, business and related disciplines, Aaron entered business on radio. Beginning as a disc jockey in Southern California, a nationally syndicated talk show host position soon followed.

During the transition from regional to national, he launched a national print magazine in several countries, and was distributed by Time Inc.

Having a handful of humble business media entities, a decade or so later he has divested himself from most of his companies to pursue new interests.

The quest for thought continues...

As a member of Think since 1999, TED, and with the subject of politics being substantive to Aaron, he decided to launch one publication that would be of interest to the mass of like-thinkers who travail, burdened with a painful void of culture and politics that plagues their every waking moment.

The publication that launched, laden beneath the weight of gnarl, was AND Magazine.

Aaron is non-partisan. He is neither liberal, conservative, nor independent. He looks at each issue and takes a position based on that issue. He tries not to speak on things he has not researched. He takes far too many risks and routinely makes even more mistakes. He drinks a multitudinous amount of coffee and has never looked back... ever. Somehow, he prospers.

Now, aside from the murky fog of travel and laborious baggage removal, his days are filled with doing what he can to abolish the party system and have the civilized world of politics be non-partisan (intentionally redundant.) The conduit of this effort, for now, is AND Magazine.

Whatever meager charitable efforts he can give, go to Americans and others worldwide in need, animals and peace.


Editor-in-Chief, ANDrussia.com

Olga Stipkovich

Editor-in-Chief, ANDrussia.com

Olga Stipkovich

Editor-in-Chief, ANDrussia.com

Olga Stipkovich was recently the IRU's Permanent Delegation to the United Nations, Head of External Relations of the International Road Transport Union, and has years of broad international experience within supply chains field, specializing in road transport, as well as international economic lobbying.

Born in Irkutsk, Russia, Mrs. Stipkovich has Slavic and Finno-Ugric ethnic roots and was brought up in the family of a Russian diplomat. As such, she traveled extensively in her early years and was raised between Siberia (Russia) and the Middle East.

Olga holds Master Degree from the world-known diplomatic school Moscow State University of International Relations (MGIMO), where she focused her studies on international economic relations specializing in logistics and transport operations.

While working towards her Master Degree, she joined Moscow office of Maersk Line Finance Department and from April 2009 until the end of 2014 was working for non-governmental non-profit organization with 66-years history of advocating the interests of the international road transport industry worldwide.

During the last six years she took part in multiple international conferences and events, and was actively involved in a broad range of projects, from demining roads in Afghanistan to the development of roadside infrastructure in the South Caucasus and Central Asia, as well as promotion of road safety and security.

At the IRU, Olga has worked closely with country missions to the UN and multiple international organizations promoting the IRU vision and strategy at the highest political level.

Now Olga is head of AND Russia and plays a very active role in the oversight and operations of all the AND publications.

Olga and husband, Aaron Stipkovich spend their time between Moscow, New York City, and traveling where the culture takes them.


Senior Intelligence Editor, Former CIA operative, Host of USCS

Charles Faddis

Senior Intelligence Editor, Former CIA operative, Host of USCS

Charles Faddis

Senior Intelligence Editor, Former CIA operative, Host of USCS

Charles S. Faddis, President of Orion Strategic Services, LLC is a former CIA operations officer with twenty years of experience in the conduct of intelligence operations in the Middle East, South Asia and Europe. He has worked against the most dangerous terrorist organizations on the planet and has extensive firsthand experience with their methodology and tactics. His last assignment prior to retirement in May of 2008 was as head of the CIA's terrorist Weapons of Mass Destruction unit. He took the first CIA team into Iraq in the Summer of 2002 in advance of the invasion of that country and has worked extensively in the field with law enforcement, local security forces and special operations teams. Since retirement, he has written extensively and provided training to a wide variety of government and private entities.


Activism Editor

Matt Sky

Activism Editor

Matt Sky

Activism Editor

Matt Sky is a journalist, commentator, tech expert, comedic personality and performance artist. He has interviewed some of the most influential newsmakers in the world such as former President Jimmy Carter, Arianna Huffington, Russell Simmons and Larry King. He has appeared as a commentator on HuffPo Live, Sirius XM and has been a guest on a number of radio programs and podcasts. Matt’s areas of expertise include technology, public policy, foreign policy and philanthropy.

Matt Sky can be seen hosting Sky vs. Sky on AND Magazine, which encourages vibrant, lively debate and open dialogue on a variety of contemporary political and social issues.


Diplomacy Expert

Nicholas Kralev

Diplomacy Expert

Nicholas Kralev

Diplomacy Expert

Nicholas Kralev is an author, journalist and lecturer on international affairs, diplomacy and global travel.

A former Financial Times and Washington Times correspondent, he has traveled around the world with four U.S. secretaries of state — Hillary Clinton, Condoleezza Rice, Colin Powell and Madeleine Albright. He has flown over 2 million miles and visited more than 80 countries.

He is also the author of Decoding Air Travel: A Guide to Saving on Airfare and Flying in Luxury, as well as the founder of Kralev International LLC, an air travel consulting and training company. He holds a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and speaks five languages.



Column Editor

Claude Morton

Column Editor

Claude Morton

Column Editor

Claude Morton is an independent contributor, who mostly writes articles on politics, Veganism, philosophy, or local events. Claude has contributed to a variety of print and online outlets including Yahoo!, MovieMaker Magazine, and the Ann Arbor News.

From Claude;

I’m in the 1%, no, not that 1%. I’m a vegan, indie filmmaker, libertarian socialist, and a pacifist. I champion freedom as much as equality, and love discussing solutions about our country’s biggest dilemmas. I’m also an independent; I respect and learn from all political viewpoints, regardless of position on the political scale, and thus appear as a myriad of incongruities. But at last, you must concede, you know not what the human spirit embodies, and that’s exactly what I am. So let us all learn, love, and have fun together, grow to newer heights, and take this great experiment to its next evolution.


Senior Political Editor

Miles Copeland

Senior Political Editor

Miles Copeland

Senior Political Editor

Miles Axe Copeland III is an articulate and charismatic businessman, entrepreneur and influencer, with a track record of being at the forefront of innovation in the music and entertainment industries. His constant focus on evolution and revolution is dominant throughout his varied and successful career, which spans five decades and is littered with household names.

From being at the centre of the British ‘progressive rock’ and ‘punk rock’ scenes in the late sixties and seventies, to launching record labels and managing hugely successful bands and musicians such as The Police, Sting, Squeeze, REM and The Bangles, Miles spent over thirty years working with artists who dominated the charts in the US, the UK and across the world.

His inspiring ability to manage and grow talent, identify and influence changes in the market, and develop highly creative and innovative promotional strategies has resulted in countless hit singles and albums, Grammy Awards, and Gold and Platinum records, as well as some surprising but hugely successful collaborations. Meanwhile, his latest series of live touring projects has focused on creating a brand that can operate successfully with whatever artists might be available at any given time, creating both ownership and longevity for each concept.

Miles’ entrepreneurial approach has enabled him to find solutions when routes to market were closed, or evolve his business model when the internet fundamentally changed the industry. His experience and vision have led to numerous speaking engagements for companies including Motorola, HSBC Bank, Vanderbilt University, The University of California, The Grammy Organization and a host of music associated media.

Miles spent his childhood and adolescence moving between the US, Syria, Egypt and Lebanon. His mother worked for British intelligence and his father was in US Army counter intelligence as well as being a founder member of the CIA. Miles’ cultural awareness and global outlook have been a common theme throughout his career, which has included boosting the popularity of Arab music and dance in the US, as well as advising the Pentagon on how to ‘win hearts and minds’ following the invasion of Iraq.