Faran Jeffery is Deputy Director at ITCT and Director General Operations and Head Consultant at Midstone Centre for International Affairs (MCIA). He is an independent observer and an expert on counter-terrorism, counter-extremism and security-related matters. He closely monitors jihadist groups in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region and MENA region especially Islamic State and Al-Qaeda allied groups. He is also an expert on Open Source Intelligence and terrorist propaganda. He is also a lecturer. He has been widely quoted in the international media on security and geopolitical issues.