Deputy Director & Head of South Asia Desk - (Pakistan)
Faran Jeffery is the Deputy Director and Head of South Asia desk on terrorism at ITCT. He is a South Asia-based expert on counter-terrorism, counter-extremism and security-related matters. He closely monitors Jihadist groups in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region, especially Islamic State and Al-Qaeda allied groups. Mr Jeffery is an expert on Open Source Intelligence and terrorist propaganda. Some of his past work includes working as a News Editor and later as an analyst for a Pakistani national security think tank. As someone who memorized Quran in Arabic in a very young age, he is an expert on Quranic and Hadith interpretation. He has been published and quoted at Secular World magazine, Sunday Guardian Live, Channel NewsAsia, RT News, Daily Pakistan, Times of Islamabad, Albawaba, Benar News, Jerusalem Online, Voice of America, Terrorism Research and Analysis Consortium (TRAC), The Defense Post, The Los Angeles Times, Neo TV, BOL TV, Siasat.pk and more.