Useful Organisations and Links
If due to bad planning or just bad luck you find yourself in a situation that you can’t handle. From a medical emergency or serious security incident anywhere on the planet, Marcus, Richard and Ted at NGS are the guys you need to call (although I would advise calling them before you go). With a worldwide reach NGS do what their competitors claim to but aren’t able to deliver. I point clients towards them because they deliver.
TRAC Terrorism – it’s not difficult to figure out what Veryan and her team does. She has assembled a worldwide authoritative network of experts and editors, commissioning reports on terrorist groups, their ideologies, tactics and targets to give researchers a 360˚ view of “on the ground” activity of political violence and terrorism.
TRAC offers insight into an array of situations: from researching groups and affiliations, tactics and weapons, to fast-breaking news about who was where. TRAC archives suspected terrorists and locations including names and relationships.
The International Crisis Group is without doubt my No1 research tool, I recommend it to everyone who attends our courses. They are not affiliated or funded by any government and yet all the world’s governments benefit from their insight.
They place professional correspondents around the globe who keep their fingers on the pulse, provide free on-line advice to all, if you’re feeling generous then sponsor them.