The Center for the Analysis of Terrorism (CAT) is a research center aiming at becoming a European leading think tank on the analysis of terrorism. The CAT is recognized as an institution of public interest.

Our missions

Provide a unique ability of research and analysis on terrorism and response strategies, with a focus on the organizational, financial and spatial patterns of terrorist activities

Create an information platform on the terrorist threat

Develop propositions for governments and European institutions and increase international cooperation and exchange of information in the fight against terrorism and terrorism financing

The team


Jean-Charles Brisard


Leading expert on terrorism & terrorism financing, former chief investigator for the 9/11 families, lecturer on combating terrorism at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques of Strasbourg


Damien Martinez

General Secretary

Facepoint CEO, former Director of Terrorism Financing Prevention at Credit Suisse and Thomson Reuters Risk, former member of the Counter Terrorism Unit of the Swiss Federal Police

The Research Team

A team of analysts contributes to the CAT’s research

The Honorary Committee


Marc Trevidic

Former French antiterrorist judge,
Vice President of  the instruction at the Terrorism Division of the Paris Court


Baltasar Garzon Real

Former investigative judge at the Central Court of Instruction of the Spanish High Court


Muhannad Hijazi

Former Attorney General of the State Security Court of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan


Michael Chandler

Chairman of the former UN Al-Qaeda and Taliban Sanctions Monitoring Group


Alain Juillet

Chairman of the CDSE, former High Representative for Business Intelligence to the Prime minister, former Deputy Director of Intelligence at the DGSE

The Advisory Committee


Aaron Zelin

Washington D.C.

Richard Borow fellow at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, founder of


Jessica Stern


Lecturer on Counter-terrorism and Law at Harvard Law School and Harvard Kennedy School, member of the Hoover Institution Task Force on National Security and Law, former member of the National Security Council (NSC) staff


J.M. Berger

Cambridge, MA

Researcher, analyst and author, expert of the online activity of terrorist groups


John Solomon

Washington D.C.

Director Threat Finance Research WorldCheck, Member of the Board of the Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism (MIPT)

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Paul Cruickshank

New York City, London

Editor in Chief of CTC Sentinel (West Point), terrorism analyst for CNN, co-author of Agent Storm : my life inside Al Qaeda


Timothy Holman


PhD Programm at RSIS (S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies).  Member of the society for terrorism research


Fernando Reinares


Professor of Political Science and Security Studies at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid (Spain), former Senior Advisor on Antiterrorist Policy to the Spanish Minister of Interior


Olivier Guitta


Managing Director at GlobalStrat, an International Security and Geopolitical Risk Consultancy Firm


Peter R. Neumann


Director of the International Centre for the Study of Radicalization and Political Violence (ICSR)

Rohan G 3

Rohan Gunaratna


Director of the International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research at Nanyang Technological University

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