Meet Our Founders
Dr. Nicole Drumhiller is the Program Director of the Intelligence Studies Department at American Public University System in the United States. She is also the President and co-founder of the Center for Transnational Crime and Political Conflict, a research centered non-profit organization. She is also an editorial board member for the Journal of Global Security and Intelligence Studies. Nicole’s recent publications include “Apocalyptic Opportunism: Cult Formation and Violence in an Unstable Nation State” (with Craig Whiteside) in the American Intelligence Journal, Issues in Maritime Cyber Security (co-edited with Fred Roberts and Joseph DiRenzo III), and a chapter on “U.S.-China Relations: Cyber Espionage and Cultural Bias” (with Clay Wilson) in National Security in the Era of Cyber Espionage and Counterintelligence. Her current lines of research focus on animal and environmental extremism and leadership assessments of doctors that have become political dictators, aka “doctators.
Professor of Politics in the School of History, Politics and International Relations at the University of Leicester. He has published widely on intelligence and security issues and is the author or editor of several books, including Intelligence in an Insecure World with Peter Gill (2nd ed. Polity Press, 2012) and Understanding the Intelligence Cycle (Routledge, 2013). He is the co-editor of the journal Intelligence and National Security and a Fellow of the UK Academy of Social Sciences. His book with Sir David Omand, Principled Spying: The Ethics of Secret Intelligence, will be published by Oxford University Press and Georgetown University Press in 2018, when a 3rd edition of Intelligence in an Insecure World will be published by Polity Press.