Dr. Nafeez Ahmed is a bestselling author and political analyst specialising in the study of mass violence in the context of international security issues. His doctoral thesis examined genocides sponsored by the European powers from the 15th through the 19th centuries. He is Executive Director of the Institute for Policy Research & Development in London, and Strategy Director for the Creative Education Programme at Arts Versa Consultants where he has consulted for projects funded by the UK Department for Communities & Local Government and the US Embassy in London. He has taught international relations, globalization, and empire at the University of Sussex and Brunel University.
Nafeez is author of five books, his latest – A User’s Guide to the Crisis of Civilization: and How to Save It (Pluto, Macmillan, 2010). Among his other books are The War on Freedom: How and Why America was Attacked, September 11, 2001 (2002); and The War On Truth: 9/11, Disinformation And The Anatomy Of Terrorism (2005).
He is cited and reviewed in the Sunday Times, Times Higher Educational Supplement, The Independent, Independent on Sunday, The Observer, Big Issue Magazine, Vanity Fair, New York Observer, among others, as well as dozens of peer-reviewed social science journals. Nafeez’s research has also been used by the 9/11 Commission; the US Army Air University’s ‘Causes of War’ collection (2007); the UK Ministry of Defence’s Joint Services Command & Staff College Research Guide on Counter-Terrorism and the GWOT (2008); Chatham House’s Middle East Programme; the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) ‘World Commission on the Social Dimension of Globalization’ social science bibliography on impacts of globalization (2003); the Oxford Handbook of Genocide Studies (2010), among others.
Nafeez is a regular media commentator, appearing on BBC News 24, BBC World News, BBC Radio Five Live, BBC World Today, BBC Asian Network, Channel 4, Sky News, C-SPAN Book TV, CNN, FOX News, Bloomberg, PBS Foreign Exchange, Al-Jazeera English, Press TV, Islam Channel and hundreds of other community radio and TV shows in the USA, UK, and Europe.
His personal blog is The Cutting Edge, described as “Exposing the Deep Politics of the new “War on Terror” in the context of global ecological, energy and economic crises.”