Anish Bhatt is a researcher working on the Global Terrorism Database (GTD) specializing in the exploitation of open-source intelligence, terrorism research and analysis, and the study of political violence. His previous appointments include internships and fellowships at the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS), the Center for American Progress, and the Education for Peace in Iraq Center (EPIC), where he regularly wrote analytical briefs for policymakers and the public on the ongoing guerilla war in Iraq.
Mr. Bhatt received his BA in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland in 2001. He completed his MPP in International Security Policy in 2005 and obtained a Certificate in Intelligence Analysis in 2006, also from the University of Maryland. A speaker of four languages, he has conducted field research on the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in Sri Lanka as well as jihadists in Spain, Italy and France. Mr. Bhatt's research interests include terrorism and counterterrorism, counterinsurgency strategy, the politics of the Middle East and South Asia, and the study of the global jihadist movement.