I`m originally from the United States, and now make my home in Israel - after living for several years each in Hong Kong and England. I am knowledgeable about Israeli life and history, and my particular area of expertise is in strategic and sociological aspects of terrorism and counter-terrorism (as well as some tactical aspects), Fourth-Generation Warfare ("4GW"), and mideast peacemaking. As an Associate of the Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) at the Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya, I can also draw upon ICT`s accumulated expertise in this area.
As the Lead Researcher for ICT`s "al-Aqsa Intifada" Database Project (and author of "An Engineered Tragedy", ICT`s report on the findings of this project), I have become the world`s leading expert (indeed, as far as I know, pretty much the world`s only expert) on the demographics of the victims of the phase of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that began in September 2000. Going beyond terrorism per se, I am familiar with pretty much all aspects of the Israeli-Arab conflict.
My writing on terrorism and 4GW has been published in several refereed journals, and I have lectured in Israel, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Turkey.