Experts displayed by Issue: Far-right Extremism

Sasha Havlicek

Co-Founder and CEO

Sasha Havlicek is Co-Founder and CEO of ISD, having spearheaded ISD’s pioneering research and data analysis, digital education, policy advisory, training, tech and communications programmes.

Moustafa Ayad

Executive Director for Africa, the Middle East and Asia (AMEA)

Moustafa Ayad is Executive Director at ISD for Africa, the Middle East and Asia (AMEA).

Milo Comerford

Head of Policy & Research, Counter-Extremism

Milo Comerford heads ISD's research approaches and policy responses to extremisms. His writing and research features frequently in international media and he has made recent broadcast appearances on BBC News, Sky News and Al Jazeera.

Tim Squirrell

Head of Communications and Editorial

Tim Squirrell has extensive experience advising governments and others on counter-extremism and counter-terrorism, particularly far-right and neo-Nazi movements, incels and misogynist communities, and esoteric threats such as school shooters.

Christian Schwieter

Project Manager, Policy and Research, ISD Germany

Christian Schwieter is a Project Manager at ISD Germany, leading the German-language research project on far-right activity on alternative and emerging online platforms.

Kata Balint

Analyst

Kata Balint is an Analyst on ISD’s Digital Analysis Unit, where she supports research on malign influence operations, disinformation, conspiracy theories and hate speech online.

Aoife Gallagher

Analyst

Aoife Gallagher is an Analyst on ISD’s Digital Analysis Unit, focusing on the intersection between far-right extremism, disinformation and conspiracy theories.

Ciarán O’Connor

Analyst

Ciarán is an Analyst at ISD that specialises in using open-source research to track and monitor disinformation and extremism online, with a particular focus on far-right activity and communication across open and closed networks and platforms.

Elise Thomas 

Analyst, OSINT

Elise Thomas is an OSINT Analyst at ISD, with a background in researching state-linked information operations, disinformation, conspiracy theories and the online dynamics of political movements.