About the Author

December 16th, 2013


Derek Henry Flood is an independent analyst on geopolitical conflicts and terrorism. He is currently a contributing analyst for IHS Jane’s Islamic Affairs Analyst and the Combating terrorism Center at West Point’s monthly Sentinel publication.

He was formerly a correspondent for Asia Times Online. He was founding editor of the Jamestown Foundation’s Militant Leadership Monitor publication and an analyst for Jamestown’s widely regarded Terrorism Monitor publication. His focus is primarily on Middle Eastern and South Asian affairs with additional emphases on Central Asia and the Caucasus. While studying Political Geography at San Diego State University, his interest in militant political Islam grew organically after spending time in Iran and Pakistan researching the rise of the Taliban movement for his senior thesis in 1999-2000.

Flood has covered conflicts in Georgia, Mali, Syria, Libya, Bahrain, Kyrgyzstan, Kurdistan, Kashmir, Afghanistan, Iraq and Lebanon. He has also done extensive on-the-ground research on the back-story of 9/11 in California, Arizona, Germany, Spain, Malaysia, Thailand and New Jersey. He has appeared on CNN, France 24, BBC World Service, BBC Arabic television, and Voice of America as an international affairs contributor. His geopolitical analysis has been cited by Reuters, the Daily Telegraph, RFE/RL, and Voice of America. Additionally, Flood blogs for the Huffington Post on international affairs.

His photographic work has appeared in print in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung [Germany], die Tageszeitung [Germany], Bild [Germany], Preußische Allgemeine Zeitung [Germany], De Morgen [Belgium], Wissenmedia [Germany], Time, Le Figaro [France], Helsingin Sanomat [Finland], De Groene Amsterdammer [Netherlands], La Tribune [France], Le Vif [Belgium], L’Espresso [Italy], and Les Inrockuptibles [France] among many others.

You can follow him on Twitter at @DerekHenryFlood. He is currently at work on a memoir of his experiences and analysis of the after effects of suicide terrorism on the United States and the launch of the ill-fated “Global War on Terror.”

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