- Mapping Russian & Iranian Cyber Networks Dec 3, 2018
- The New Netwar: A Data-Driven Response Oct 6, 2017
- Interpreting Data About ISIS Online Oct 6, 2016
- ISIS Strategy and the Twitter Jihadiscape Mar 16, 2016
- No Respite on Social Media After ISIS Attacks in Paris Dec 9, 2015
Ali Fisher specializes in delivering insight into complex information ecosystems through innovative approaches, network analysis, and big data. In the past year Ali has worked with a range of organizations seeking to track and counter the behavior of extremists online. As part of this work, Ali created the J-Trends Tracker: The cloud-based system that provides insight into the spread of extremist digital content.
During his career Ali has worked across governmental and commercial sectors as an adviser, strategist, and author on methods of achieving influence. Across a diverse range of disciplines including Strategic Communication, Counter Terrorism and Child Protection, Ali’s work with big data has enabled organizations to identify or build networks of influence.
Ali previously directed Mappa Mundi Consulting and the cultural relations think-tank, Counterpoint. He worked as Associate Director of Digital Media Research at Intermedia, where he continues to be an associate, and has been a lecturer in International Relations at Exeter University. Ali received his Ph.D. at the University of Birmingham in 2006.
His books include Collaborative Public Diplomacy (2012), The Connective Mindshift (2013), and Trails of Engagement (2010),
Fisher's 2015-2017 CPD Research Fellowship project is titled, Netwar in Cyberia: Decoding the Media Mujahedeen and the Jihadist Swarmcast.
"Netwar in Cyberia: Decoding the Media Mujahidin," CPD Perspectives, Paper 5, 2018 (October)