January 18, 2013
Mark Pritchard MP, Soufan's International Advisor, was the guest of honour and keynote speaker at the recent ASEAN Ambassador's London Committee luncheon.
The New York Review of Books
January 15, 2013
It is not unusual for filmmakers to try to inject authenticity into a movie's first frames by flashing onscreen words such as "based on real events." Yet the language chosen by the makers of Zero Dark Thirty to preface their film about events leading to the death of Osama bin Laden is distinctively journalistic: "Based on Firsthand Accounts of Actual Events." As those words fade, "September 11, 2001" appears against a black screen and we hear genuine emergency calls ...
BBC World Service - Newsday
January 1, 2013
TSG's Patrick Skinner discusses the 2013 outlook for Syria with BBC Radio.
December 19, 2012
The man who nearly stopped 9/11 tells FP why Kathryn Bigelow's movie about the hunt for Osama bin Laden gets it wrong.
December 12, 2012
I read The Black Banners, which was written by an FBI agent who did the investigation of the Cole bombing. You connect with the other actor. Make sure there's trust involved and he knows he can depend upon you and rely on you, which works for the scene as well. I want to let him know, "I'm here for you at the end of the day, unburden yourself."
December 11, 2012
"Zero Dark Thirty" is a likely shoo-in, deservedly, for Oscar nominations for best director (Kathryn Bigelow) and best screenplay (Mark Boal) and perhaps a slew of other categories.
November 27, 2012
Opinion polls have consistently shown all the mainstream political parties are out of step with public opinion on Europe. This is in part due to millions of Britons alive today who have never had a say on the European Question, either they weren't born in 1975, the time of the last EU referendum, or they were born, but not old enough to vote. These are the great disenfranchised, a lost generation of voters shut out of the European debate by successive governments - and voters who are increasingly demanding their voices be heard.
November 21, 2012
Mark Pritchard, TSG's International Adviser, met with former British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, at her Central London home, and discussed a wide range of International topics.
November 14, 2012
Ali Soufan on Fox News "Happening Now," on what's going in Syria, and looking at the broader perspective: at the local, national, and global levels.
November 9, 2012
Beyond the reshuffling of President Obama's Cabinet, another key personnel decision is looming in the administration's second term. In the coming months, Obama will decide a successor to Robert Mueller, the longest-serving FBI director since J. Edgar Hoover. Mueller, the only top national security official remaining in government since the 9/11 attacks, is set to leave office in 2013, after Congress took the unprecedented action of extending his 10-year term. Obama requested the extension last year to preserve some continuity in the national security structure, at a time when he was naming new executives to lead the Pentagon and CIA.