Most internationals do not have platforms to share their views on foreign affairs and popular culture, except for A-list politicians and celebrities. Websites like Huffington Post, Drudge Report, and Breitbart News are mostly cut and paste news aggregates, and when there is commentary from non-Americans, it is typically from politicians and celebrities who already have a voice and are well known.

The response is Sharnoff’s Global Views®, a global platform featuring unique and original commentary straight from the people who live it. My site is specifically for those international voices who are not as well known and do not have the luxury of getting published in the New York Times or Wall Street Journal.

My name is Michael Sharnoff and I am the founder and editor of Sharnoff’s Global Views. I am from South Carolina and have studied abroad in the Middle East and Europe. I have a Ph.D. in Middle East Studies from King’s College, London and enjoy learning about different cultures and what goes on in the world. I recently published my first book, Nasser’s Peace, which examines Egypt’s attitudes toward peace with Israel immediately after the 1967 War.

Sharnoff’s Global Views seeks to be the leading platform for people engaged in foreign affairs and popular culture to share their views. This is important because there are millions of people around the world who want to hear commentary on politics, business, the environment, technology, music, the arts, poetry, sports and other events.

In 2012 I launched the site to stimulate a conversation. The result has exceeded my wildest expectations. I have published scores of original articles and interviews; indexed content in Google News; and attracted a sizeable following on Facebook.

Sharnoff’s Global Views is an independent website and exists solely for its contributors and readers. Special emphasis is given to women’s rights, reform, and human rights.

Please enjoy this short video about the mission of Sharnoff’s Global Views!

Read more about my background and experience here and feel free to continue the conversation with me on Twitter and Facebook.

I value your feedback, questions, and comments. Drop me a line here and we’ll be in touch!