Head of the International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
Con to the question "Should the US Have Attacked Iraq?"
"The direct and immediate threat to the United States, its allies and other friendly nations is terrorism, not Iraq. A U.S.-led invasion of Iraq to disarm the regime of Saddam Hussein, especially if it is seen to lack the authority of the UN Security Council, will weaken the international campaign to counter Al Qaeda and other terrorist groups."
"Iraq and Al Qaeda: No Evidence of Alliance," International Herald Tribune, Feb. 19, 2003
Experts PhD's, JD's (lawyers), Judges, Members of Congress, Ambassadors, Consulate Generals, heads of government, Cabinet-level positions, military generals/admirals, Chief Weapons Inspectors, members of legislative bodies with significant involvement in, or related to, the US - Iraq conflict. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Head, International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (formerly The Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies (IDSS))
Senior Fellow, Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence, University of St. Andrews
Honorary Fellow, International Policy Institute for Counter Terrorism, Israel
Editor, The Changing Face of Terrorism, 2005
Editor, Terrorism in the Asia Pacific: Threat and Response, 2003
PhD, University of St. Andrews, Scotland, International Relations
MA, University of Notre Dame, International Peace Studies