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EFSAS to provide advice, expertise and analysis on terrorism in South Asia to international consortium


The European Foundation for South Asian Studies (EFSAS) welcomed at its office in Amsterdam, Dr. Alexander Smyth, former member of the INTREPID Forensics Programme at the University of Leicester, whose research focuses on the latest ground-breaking technologies used in the investigation of terrorist incidents and mass disasters, particularly fingerprints visualisation from post-blast IED fragments and bomb debris.

Dr. Smyth contacted the representatives of EFSAS, in their capacity of providing profound expertise, insight, data and information on how public policy and societal influences might be impacted in areas associated with conflict, terrorism, radicalization and political instability, such as Afghanistan, Pakistan and the region of Jammu & Kashmir.

Mr. Junaid Qureshi, Ms. Yoana Barakova and Mr. Dušan Vejinović (all EFSAS) with Dr. Alexander Smyth


EFSAS and Dr. Smyth agreed on joining an international collaboration portfolio, which includes the University of Leicester, the British Home Office, the Murdoch University, The Australian Federal Police, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the British Defence Science and Technology Laboratory and others. As a partner to this international consortium, EFSAS will bring forward knowledge, understanding, policy advice, research and forecast on terrorism in particular and international conflict resolution and management in general, by focusing on its regions of work, which encompass the countries of South Asia.

EFSAS and Dr. Smyth deliberated upon publishing joint academic research articles and organising seminars, conferences and lectures at various international and supranational platforms, such as Universities, Government departments, the United Nations and the European Parliament.