Dr. Denise Youngblood Coleman is the President and Editor-in-Chief of CountryWatch. Dr. Coleman holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Rice University. She has substantial experience in governmental and foreign policy analysis, as well as a background in ethnographic research, ethnology, nationalism, identity politics, global education, and international development. In addition to writing the Political Intelligence Briefing on a weekly basis, she has also written or edited approximately 200 publications for CountryWatch. As well, Dr. Coleman is the creator of the CountryWatch Election Central website, the Global Guide and Global Issues database, and the CountryWatch Youth Edition.