Terrorexpertise:Major World Newspapers - Affiliations Analysis
Below is a table detailing the known affiliations of the 100 experts from the Major World Newspapers List. The table is followed by analysis of this data.
Past and Present Affiliations of Experts from the Major World Newspapers List
A significant number of the experts (42 out of 100) are currently or have previously been a member of state institutions such as government, security or intelligence services, policing or the military.
The majority of the experts (67 of the 100) are currently or have previously been members of private think-tanks or research institutes. Of the remaining experts 16 out of 33 are currently or have previously worked in private security or intelligence firms, or alternatively state institutions such as government, security or intelligence, policing or military service.
Of the remaining 17 ‘independent’ experts, four are British journalists  and 13 are current or former academics with no such affiliation. The 13 academics include the prominent critic of Western foreign policy Noam Chomsky, as well as supporters of state and corporate power such as Francis Fukuyama and Alan Dershowitz.
53 of the experts are currently or have previously held tenure at an institution of higher education. Of those 53, 35 are known to be members of Private Think-Tanks or Research Institutes.
16 experts are current or former journalists. Of those 16, three have been employed in private security or intelligence firms, seven have worked for a government, intelligence or law enforcement agency, and seven are known to be members of Private Think-Tanks or Research Institutes. The four journalists with no such affiliations are Jason Burke, Simon Reeve, Kevin Toolis and Neil Doyle.
- namely Simon Reeve, Jason Burke, Kevin Toolis and Neil Doyle
- The 13 ‘independent’ academics are listed below:
- Noam Chomsky
- Francis Fukuyama
- Alan Dershowitz
- David Capitanchik
- Wesley Wark
- David Charters
- Robert Pape
- Michael McKinley
- Louise Richardson
- Anthony Glees
- Donald Henderson
- Andrew Lynch
- Bruce Ackerman