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Encyclopedia > Alex Standish

Alex Standish (1963 - ) is an intelligence analyst and military expert. He is editor of Jane's Intelligence Digest, is a former BBC Panorama producer, a former foreign correspondent for the BBC and The Economist, and occasional TV and radio personality. He particularly reports on geopolitical, global security, and terrorism issues in the Balkans, Russia, Central Europe, and the Middle East. He is a Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute and the Royal Institution. // Overview Janes Information Group (often referred to as Janes) was founded by John F.T. Jane in 1898. ... Corporate logo of the British Broadcasting Corporation The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is the national broadcaster of the United Kingdom. ... Panorama is a long-running current affairs documentary series on BBC television, launched on 11 November 1953 and focusing on investigative journalism. ... The Economist is a weekly news and international affairs publication of The Economist Newspaper Limited in London. ... The Balkans is the historic and geographic name used to describe southeastern Europe (see the Definitions and boundaries section below). ... Historical lands and provinces in Central Europe Central Europe is the region lying between the variously and vaguely defined areas of Eastern and Western Europe. ... A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ... The Royal Institution of Great Britain was set up in 1799 by the leading British scientists of the age, including Henry Cavendish and its first president George Finch, the 9th Earl of Winchilsea, for diffusing the knowledge, and facilitating the general introduction, of useful mechanical inventions and improvements; and for...

As a broadcaster his television and radio documentary credits include 78 Days: an Audit of War (BBC2); Moral Combat: NATO at War (BBC Panorama); With Us or Against Us (BBC Radio 4); Death of a Sister (C4); The Killing of Sister Guilford (C4); Guantanamo Guidebook (Channel 4); What Do They Know About Us? (BBC Radio 4) and New Europeans (BBC World Service). He also provides regular current affairs analysis for BBC Newsnight; the BBC World Service; BBC Radio 4; CNN; CNBC and other international news services. He was a principal ITN news analyst in the aftermath of the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks on the USA and the main BBC Radio 4 and World Service commentator during the invasion of Iraq in 2003. Newsnight is a British daily news analysis, current affairs and politics programme broadcast between 22. ... The BBC World Service is one of the most widely recognised international broadcasters of radio programming, transmitting in 43 languages to around 150 million people throughout the world. ... The Cable News Network, more commonly referred to as CNN, is a cable television network that was founded in 1980 by Ted Turner & Reese Schonfeld [1] [2] (although the latter is not currently recognized in CNNs official history). ... ITN may refer to: Independent Television News In the news, a section on the Main Page of English Wikipedia This is a disambiguation page, a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title. ... BBC Radio 4 is a British domestic radio station which broadcasts a wide variety of chiefly spoken-word programmes including news, drama, comedy, science and history. ... Logo of the BBC World Service The BBC World Service is one of the most widely recognised international broadcasters of radio programming, transmitting in 43 languages to around 150 million people throughout the world. ...

His most controversial television role was as the military intelligence expert in the Channel Four experimental documentary Guantanamo Guidebook (February 2005) which examined in graphic detail US interrogation techniques authorised for use on Guantanamo Bay detainees suspected of being terrorists. Map of Cuba with location of Guantanamo Bay indicated. ...

A graduate of St Chad's College, University of Durham, and former sabbatical officer of Durham Students' Union, he has recently returned to his former college as Senior Research Fellow. He also currently serves as Director of Development and Alumni Relations at St Chad's College, and is also Coach of the Rugby team. St Chads College is a college of the University of Durham in England. ... Durham University is a university in England. ... Durham Students Unions building, Dunelm House The Durham Students Union is a body, set up as the Durham Colleges Students’ Representative Council in 1899 and renamed in 1969, with the intention of representing and providing welfare and services for the students of the University of Durham in Durham, England. ... Argentina-France Rugby Union match Rugby football refers to sports descended from a common form of football developed at Rugby School. ...

His publications include Kosovo One Year On: the Crisis and its Consequences (CRCE, 2000) and he was joint-author of Albanian Identities: Myth and History (Hurst, 2002).

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In fact, Standish says, strengthening friendship with the United States is likely to arouse Musharraf's opposition without doing much to please his supporters.
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