Defence and Intelligence Norway

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Editor-In-Chief: Jan H. Kalvik


Phone (+47)  92205699


Associate Editor: Arne Gerit Halvorsen


Phone: (+47) 990 92 124


Managing Editor Intelligence Technology

Michael Fayerman

Phone:  917.509.5416



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


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:


Special Operations Expert

Paul Cobaugh

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

Claude Gonot

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.


International Intelligence, Anti-terror and Security Expert
Charles Støeng

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:




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