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Terry Pattar is an Advisor to the Defense, Risk and Security Consulting practice at IHS and previously served as a Senior Consultant in the IHS London office. He specializes in jihadist recruitment and radicalization, open source collection and analysis techniques, emerging security and military threats.
Terry Pattar is an Advisor to the Defense, Risk and Security Consulting practice at IHS and previously served as a Senior Consultant in the IHS London office. He specializes in jihadist recruitment and radicalization, open source collection and analysis techniques, emerging security and military threats.Terry contributes to a range of projects focused on defense and security issues for European and Asian defence communities, including ongoing monitoring and analysis of Islamic extremist websites and participating in the delivery of IHS OSINT Training courses to European defense and intelligence clients.During his time with IHS Terry provided monthly analysis of over 400 English, Arabic and Pushto language Islamic extremist websites, blogs and forums in support of a government client, managing several analysts examining these sites for changes in content, adjustments in evolving sentiment toward specific states and individual leaders, and assessing the radicalization and recruitment tactics of the webmasters and website operators.Terry also played a central role as a project manager and instructor in the development and execution of IHS OSINT Training practice. He has managed training projects focused on Methods and Techniques and 'OSINT and the Middle East and North Africa' region, including designing and delivering course content.Prior to joining IHS in 2007, Terry spent six years working as senior analyst for the United Kingdom's Ministry of Defence, where he focused on different varieties of Islamist extremist terrorism, including Al-Qaeda in the Middle East, South Asia and Europe, North African extremists, as well as politically-motivated groups such as Hamas and Hizbullah.Terry received his BA in Arabic Studies from the University of Exeter, as part of which he spent a year studying Arabic at the University of Alexandria, Egypt. Terry attained his MA in Near and Middle Eastern Studies from the University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies. For his MA, he majored in the politics, history and religion of Central Asia He is fluent in English and Arabic.
Richard Evans is responsible for the delivery of intelligence support and consultancy services to a range of military, government and law enforcement organisations. He has a particular focus on political Islamist and Islamist extremist movements, extremist ideology and discourse, radicalisation and mobilisation, and the use of strategic communication to counter violent extremism. Richard first joined IHS Markit (then Jane's) in 2000, and was responsible for establishing the organisation's first dedicated Terrorism and Insurgency desk. He then spent several years away from the organisation, providing specialist training and intelligence support to public sector organisations on Islamist extremism and activism, before returning in January 2013. Richard holds a Senior Non-Resident Fellowship in Strategic Communication at the Centre on Global Counterterrorism Cooperation, a counterterrorism 'think- and-do tank' based in Washington, DC.