The Editorial Team
Defence and Intelligence Norway
We handle the truth
Editor-In-Chief: Jan H. Kalvik
Phone (+47) 92205699
Associate Editor: Arne Gerit Halvorsen
Phone: (+47) 990 92 124
Managing Editor Intelligence Technology
Counter-terrorism and Psychology Expert
Anne Speckhard, Ph.D
Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry Georgetown University School of Psychiatry
Counter-terrorism and Radicalisation expert
Ahmet S. Yayla, Ph.D.
Professor and Former Chief of Police
Harran University Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Chair of Sociology Department
(Currently residing in the U.S. on leave of absence)
Phone: 571 363 6168
Criminal Justice and Violent Extremism expert
Allison McDowell-Smith, Ph.D.
is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice Management at Nichols College in Dudley, MA
andResearch Fellow at the International Center for the Study of Violent Extremism (ICSVE).
She can be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Strategic Narrative Expert
Ajit Maan, Ph.D.
Dr. Maan is President of Narrative Strategies, Invited Affiliate Faculty of George Mason University’s Center for Narrative Conflict Resolution, and Invited Affiliate Faculty at Union University’s Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program. She is author of Internarrative Identity: Placing the Self, and Counter-Terrorism: Narrative Strategies, and editor of the book Soft Power on Hard Problems: Strategic Influence in Asymmetric Warfare and author of Narrative Warfare.
Academic website: www.ajitkaurmaan.com
Special Operations Expert
Mr. Paul Cobaugh retired from the US Army as a Warrant Officer after a distinguished career in the US Special Operations CT community, primarily focused on mitigating adversarial influence and advancing US objectives by way of influence. Throughout his career he has focused on the centrality of influence in modern conflict whether it be from extremist organisations or state actors employing influence against the US and our Allies. Post military career he was offered and accepted the position of Vice President at Narrative Strategies, a US based Think-Do Tank which specializes in the non-kinetic aspects of conflict. He has also co-authored, Soft Power on Hard Problems, Hamilton Publishing, 2017.
International Security/Risk Advisor
and HEAT (Hostile Environment Awareness Training) instructor
Senior International Security/Risk Advisor & HEAT training Instructor / Consultant Former Captain in a French Special Forces and Paratroopers for 30 years. Numerous military and commercial overseas deployments. Experience and skills combined with tenacity, autonomy, flexibility as well as excellent inter-personnel relations ranging from senior client representatives and diplomatic staff to local inhabitants.
Expert, Western armed forces
LtCol Jyri Raitasalo
LtCol, Dr.Pol.Sc. Jyri Raitasalo is Military Professor of War Studies at the Finnish National Defence Univerisity (FNDU). He holds the title of Docent of strategy and security policy at the FNDU.
During his latest assignments, Jyri Raitasalo has served as senior staff officer (strategic planning) at the Finnish MOD, the Commanding Officer of the Helsinki Air Defence Regiment (Armoured Brigade), Head Lecturer of Strategy at the Finnish National Defence University, ADC to the Chief of Defence and Staff Officer (strategic planning) in the Finnish Defence Command (J5). Jyri Raitasalo is a called member of the Royal Swedish Academy of War Sciences.
International Intelligence, Anti-terror and Security Expert
Charles Støeng is a Norwegian security and anti-terror specialist with over 30 years of international experience. Educated in the French intelligence gathering community with an extensive experience from France, Europe, Africa, and for the last decade and a half, mainly in the Middle East. He is currently holding a senior security position in this region.
Link to Støengs LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/charles-st%C3%B8eng-89358330/
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