Dr Nafeez Ahmed is a journalist, academic and change strategist concerned with the interconnections of global crises across climate, energy, money, terror and the police-state.
Formerly a tutor at University of Sussex and author of The Guardian’s ‘Earth insight’ blog, he went on to found and write for INSURGE intelligence, a crowdfunded investigative journalism platform for exclusive stories which are frequently taken up by the media at large.
He has commented widely for radio and TV including the BBC, Channel 4, Sky, Fox and Al-Jazeera English; provided research to Chatham House, the Ministry of Defence, the 9/11 Commission, the US Army Air University and the Coroner’s Inquest into the London Bombings of 7 July 2005; advised the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst; and testified before US Congress.
His books have been praised by John Pilger, Gore Vidal, Brian Appleyard, and Howard Zinn, among many others. His first book won the Naples Prize, Italy’s most prestigious literary award. In 2010, he won the Routledge-GCPS Essay Prize. In 2014 and 2015 he won him the Project Censored Award for Outstanding Investigative Journalism.
The Evening Standard has twice included him in its ‘Top 1,000’ list of most influential people in London. In 2018, Peter Oborne described him to The British Journalism Review as “one of the most courageous and interesting investigative reporters of our time”.