Praveen Abhayaratne is a Researcher at the Center for Terrorism and Intelligence Studies. He specializes in security-related information collection from open-sources, research and analysis, and information compilation and dissemination. He was previously the Manager of the WMD Terrorism Database at the Center for Nonproliferation Studies where he also worked as a Research Associate and has served as a consultant for both the California University of Protection and Intelligence Management and International Security Solutions Corporation.
Mr. Abhayaratne received his B.A. in International Studies and Economics from Washington College in Maryland and his M.A. in International Policy Studies, with certificates in both Nonproliferation and Conflict Resolution, from the Monterey Institute of International Studies. His research interests include terrorism, terrorist tactics and targeting, threat assessment, complex systems analysis, and international security issues in Asia .