Dr. Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed
Nafeez is a bestselling writer, international security expert, and consultant. He is currently Chief Research Officer at Unitas Communications Ltd., where he also heads up geopolitical risk analysis and corporate investigations. He has taught international relations, globalisation, history and empire at the University of Sussex and Brunel University – where he is currently a Visiting Lecturer; and has written features and commentary for many newspapers and magazines including the Independent on Sunday, The Scotsman, Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Le Monde diplomatique, Foreign Policy, the New Statesman, and Prospect Magazine. His work has also appeared in policy periodicals such as International Affairs (Chatham House), Survival (International Institute of Strategic Studies), Foreign Policy In Focus (Institute for Policy Studies), Europe’s World (Friends of Europe), and OurWorld 2.0 (United Nations University). An author of five major books and dozens of scholarly papers and policy reports on international security issues, he has advised the British Foreign Office, the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, the UK Defence Academy, the Metropolitan Police Service on delivery of the Home Office’s Channel Project, the UK Parliamentary Select Committee for Communities & Local Government in its Inquiry into ‘Preventing Violent Extremism’ (PVE), and the US State Department. In 2005, he testified in US Congress on Western security policy toward al-Qaeda; and his work on terrorism has been officially used by the 9/11 Commission.