(New York, N.Y. / London, U.K.) – The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) is pleased to announce the appointment of former U.K. diplomat Edmund Fitton-Brown as Senior Advisor for the Counter Extremism Project. In this pivotal role, Ambassador Fitton-Brown will bring his extensive diplomatic expertise to enhance CEP's efforts in countering extremism and promoting global security.

With a distinguished career spanning 38 years in international relations, Ambassador Fitton-Brown brings a wealth of experience and insight to his new role. He has previously served in various leading positions in this space, including as U.K. Ambassador to Yemen and as Coordinator of the UN Sanctions Monitoring Team for ISIL, Al-Qaida, and the Taliban.

In his capacity as Senior Advisor for the Counter Extremism Project, Mr. Fitton-Brown will provide strategic counsel and contribute to the development of comprehensive initiatives aimed at preventing and countering extremism and terrorism worldwide. His decades worth of diplomatic experience and insights into global dynamics will help play a major role in shaping CEP's approach to countering the evolving threats posed by extremist ideologies.

In light of the horrific events of October 7, Ambassador Fitton-Brown will – among many other priorities – be turning his early focus to the Qatari sponsors of Hamas and their extensive holdings in Western capital cities including London.

CEP's CEO Mark Wallace stated:

"We are honored to welcome Ambassador Fitton-Brown to CEP. His remarkable diplomatic career and deep understanding of terrorist organizations make him an invaluable addition to our team. As we continue our mission to address the root causes of extremism, Ambassador Fitton-Brown's guidance will be instrumental."

Ambassador Fitton-Brown commented on his new role, saying:

"I am thrilled to join CEP and contribute to the important work of countering extremism. The global extremist landscape is rapidly evolving, and it is imperative that we adapt our strategies to address emerging challenges. I look forward to collaborating with the talented team at CEP to advance our shared goals of better understanding terrorist organizations and promoting international security.”

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