Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed
Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed is an international security analyst and bestselling author. He is Executive Director of the Institute for Policy Research & Development in London, a transdisciplinary research network for equality, sustainability and security. He has also taught at the School of Global Studies, University of Sussex, and lectured at Brunel University’s Politics & History Unit.
He is the author of five books on international security and foreign policy issues. In 2003, he was a finalist for the Naples Prize, Italy’s most prestigious literary award, and in 2010 he won the annual international Routledge-GCP&S Essay Prize. His 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); and Chatham House’s Middle East Programme. Additionally, Ahmed has consulted on strategy, fundraising, community cohesion and conflict resolution for projects funded the UK Department for Communities & Local Government, US Department of State, British Council, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, UK Defence Academy, Metropolitan Police Service, among many others.
His current research focuses on the radicalization of violent conflicts in strategic regions in the context of systemic ecological, economic and energy crises rooted in the structure of the global political economy, exemplified in his latest monograph, A User’s Guide to the Crisis of Civilization: and How to Save It (Pluto, Macmillan, 2010). The documentary film "The Crisis of Civilization" (UK/2011) by Dean Puckett is based on his book.