David Wells, Former UN Counter-Terrorism Directorate, now an independent consultant

The Global Terrorism Index 2023 shows that the ten countries most impacted by terrorism are also experiencing poverty, weak governance and conflict. Food and water scarcity – in part linked to climate change – act as a threat multiplier, accelerating instability.

David Wells is an independent global security consultant and former head of research and analysis for the Counter-Terrorism Directorate of the United Nations.

ffinlo Costain asked him how climate change is affecting terrorist recruitment globally?


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