Principal Analyst – Middle East and North Africa, Country Risk, IHS Markit
Mr. Columb Strack is a principal analyst at IHS Markit,
specializing in Political and Security Risk Forecasting for the
Middle East and North Africa.
He is the lead developer of the Conflict Monitor, which provides
cutting-edge, data-driven conflict analysis for the insurgencies in
Syria and Iraq. He oversees the regional OSINT collection team and
provides vital information and insights for insurance, corporate
security, supply chain energy, NGO and government customers. He has
been quoted by the BBC, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal,
Financial Times, Al Jazeera, Bloomberg and other respected media.
Previously, he worked for specialist intelligence company Exclusive
Analysis, and for a Gulf-based strategic think tank. Mr. Strack
holds a Master of Science in Strategic Studies from the University
of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK, and he studied the Arabic language at
universities in Jordan, Lebanon and Morocco.