Contributor

Ed Husain

Tony Blair Faith Foundation, Senior Advisor & Director of Strategy

Ed Husain is a Senior Advisor and the Director of Strategy at the Tony Blair Faith Foundation. Author of the bestselling book The Islamist (Penguin, 2007), Ed writes and speaks extensively on international threats from radicalisation and terrorism. He has appeared on CNN, Fox, NPR, BBC, Al-Jazeera and writes regularly for publications including the New York Times, Financial Times and the Guardian. Ed founded the world's first counter-extremism think tank, Quilliam, in 2008, and has advised government leaders and policy makers around the world. An Arabic speaker, he has lived in Syria and Saudi Arabia and travels extensively across the Middle East. Ed is former Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, (CFR), where he focused on trends within Arab Islamism, perceptions of the West in the Arab world, and U.S. policy toward the Middle East. Ed's last policy memo for CFR led to the creation of a $200 million global fund, known as the Global Community Engagement and Resilience Funds (GCERF), designed to help communities combat extremism.

Recent Media:

  • Russia Today, SophieCo, 23 October 2015.
  • ABC News,  7.30, 19 October 2015. 
  • Sky News, Murnaghan, 18 October 2015.

Contributions

Opinion

Turkey's Twin Terror Threat

Turkey is at war with extremism on two fronts, religious and political. Denouncing this terrorism is not a sufficient response to the challenge the country faces.

Ed Husain

01 Jul 2016

Opinion

Trump's Statements about Muslims are a Gift to ISIS

The Republican frontrunner apparently forgot who suffers the most from ISIS' violence

Ed Husain

23 Mar 2016

Opinion

We Must Stop Extremists in Prison Spreading Their Hate

The history of jihadism tells us that extremists thrive in prisons. Their arguments must be challenged behind bars to counter the danger they pose in the long-term.

Ed Husain

17 Mar 2016

Opinion

The West's Refusal to Confront Islamism is Doing ISIS' Work for It

So long as we continue to give a free pass to Islamists in the name of cultural sensitivity, we will not defeat the extremist scourge.

Ed Husain

15 Jan 2016

Opinion

Peace in Syria Requires Global Effort

Russian fears of domestic jihad linked to ISIS and the presence of Orthodox Christians in Syria who look to Russia for protection means Russia cannot be excluded from peace negotiations, argues Ed Husain.

Ed Husain

22 Sep 2015

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