Michael A. Innes | Tim Stevens | Armando Geller | Colin Murphy | John Matthew Barlow


Chris Albon | Matt Armstrong | Christian Bleuer | Charli Carpenter | Jeffrey Carr | Andrew Conway | Dave DileggeS.D.K. Ellis | Antonio Giustozzi | Craig Hayden | Brigitte L. Nacos | Mark Safranski | Michael Tanji | Marc TyrrellBrian Glyn Williams





  William C. Banks | Alex Braithwaite | Colin Flint | Michael A. Innes




Martin van Creveld | S.D.K. Ellis | Boaz Ganor | Kelly M. Greenhill | Ron E. Hassner | Alice E. Hills | John Horgan | Thomas Johnson | John MacKinlay | Kevin O'Brien | Ian Synge

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Executive Director

Michael A. Innes divides his time between Brussels and London. He founded The Complex Terrain Laboratory in December 2007 as a vehicle for research and informed discussion on violent conflict and international affairs. He is affiliated with the School of Public Policy at University College London, the School of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) at the University of Leeds, and with the University of Syracuse. He edited, most recently, Denial of Sanctuary: Understanding Terrorist Safe Havens (Praeger, 2007), as well as Bosnian Security After Dayton: New Perspectives (Routledge, 2006), and the forthcoming Making Sense of Proxy Wars: States, Surrogates, and the Use of Force (Potomac, 2009). [READ POSTS]


Managing Editor

Tim Stevens is a Researcher with the Countering Online Radicalisation project at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence (ICSR). His research interests include terrorism, insurgency and information environments, subjects about which he writes regularly in his weblog, Ubiwar. He is a member of the Insurgency Research Group at King's College London, and of the Royal United Services Institute. Formerly a professional archeologist, he completed his undergraduate degree at University College London in 1996, before working as a project manager for commercial archaeological companies in Europe and for academic research projects in central America and the Middle East. [READ POSTS]


Senior Editor

John Matthew Barlow
is Associate Professor of History at John Abbot College in Montreal, and holds an affiliation with the Centre for Canadian Irish Studies, Concordia University. He is completing a PhD in history, with research interests in linguistic, religious and gendered identity and political violence, the importance of place on the urban landscape, as well as cross-disciplinary notions of space, place, landscape, and memory. He comments regularly in local media, has written and published on humanitarian issues, and worked for many years as a consultant for a major historical research firm. [READ POSTS]

Creative Director

Colin Murphy is Principal of Providence Design (formerly Symbio Design), in Providence, Rhode Island. He designed the branding system and collateral materials for The Complex Terrain Laboratory, and was the graphic and web designer for the InfoTechWarPeace project at the Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University. He has created award-winning solutions for corporate, institutional, and government clients, has been a guest lecturer at Brown University, and has taught at the Rhode Island School of Design.


Advocacy and Development (UK & Europe)

Armando Geller is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Policy Modelling at Manchester Metropolitan University Business School. He has a doctoral degree in conflict analysis and social simulation from the University of Zurich. He is particularly interested in evidence-based multi-agent social simulation of contemporary conflict, in particular Afghanistan. His research also includes the fields of guerrilla warfare, strategic studies and terrorism studies.