Jan-Inge Svensson is a colonel (now retired) in the Royal Swedish Army. In 2002 he was the Commanding officer of the Swedish Armed Forces Intelligence and Security Centre. In 1995 he was Head of the G-2 section (intelligence) of the United Nations Protection Force (UNPROFOR) in Zagreb. In 1996 he developed and implemented a Swedish National Intelligence Cell in Sarajevo. Since retirement he has been the lead Course Director and strategic planner for Multinational Information Sharing and Sense-Making at the Folke Bernadette Academy, and is among those in the senior ranks of the Nordic countries who have been asked to create the United Nations Peacekeeping Intelligence curriculum. He is also the Editor of the follow-on book, INTELLIGENCE FOR PEACE: Multinational, Multifunctional Information-Sharing and Sense-Making [free online].
Renaud Theunens has a bachelor degree in social and military Sciences. In 1994-95 he served as G-2 (assessment desk) at the UNPROFOR/UNPF headquarters in Zagreb, Croatia. In 1996-97 he was military information officer (G-2 Analysis) at the UNTAES headquarters in Vukovar, Croatia. In 1998-99 he was chief of the Belgian National Intelligence Cell at the SFOR headquarters in Sarajevo. In 1999 and 2000 he was head of the European desk and senior Balkans analyst with the Belgium Military Intelligence Service. Among his previous publications is ‘UNTAES and the Military Challenges in Eastern Slavonia’ in M.J. Calic (ed.), Friedenskonsolidiering im ehemaligen Jugoslawien, (Ebenhausen, Germany: Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik) 1996.
Pasi Välimäki is a major in the Finnish Army. As a signals officer he specialised in land forces electronic warfare (EW), later in intelligence. He served two tours in the Balkans. Between May 1995 and May 1996 he was a UN military observer in Sarajevo, Zagreb and in Prevlaka. Between February and September 2000 he was the Chief S2 with the Finnish Battalion in KFOR.
Pasi Välimäki has written several papers and articles on strategy and security studies, published in Finland. His main publication is Intelligence in Peace Support Operations, published in the Finnish Defence Studies series no. 14. He is presently doing postgraduate studies at Helsinki University on the subject of ‘Coercive Diplomacy and Intelligence in Crisis Response’.
Kristan Wheaton is the author of The Warning Solution: Intelligent Analysis in the Age of Information Overload (Falls Church, VA: AFCEA International Press, 2001) and is currently busy working on his next book, Failed States: How to Predict Them, How to Prevent Them. He is also a Foreign Area Officer for the US Army who served as an attaché in the Office of the Legal Counselor, US Embassy, The Hague, where he works with the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia on war crimes issues. He has served as the Chief of the Office of Defense Cooperation at the US Embassy in Zagreb, Croatia, as the Chief of European Analysis in the Intelligence Directorate of the US European Command, as a US Defense Liaison Officer to the Republic of Macedonia and as a Special Assistant for Intelligence to the Commander of Multinational Division North in Bosnia. His recent publications include ‘Combat by Tria’ in Proceedings, (September 2001), and ‘Evolution, Ethnicity and Propaganda: Why Negotiating with the Innocent Makes Sense’ in Evolutionary Theory and Ethnic Conflict (August 2001). Click on the photograph to reach his current biographic page at Mercyhurst College.
Dr. Douglas Johnston is the President and founder of the International center for Religion and Diplomacy (ICRD). The Center’s mission is to address identity-based conflicts that exceed the reach of traditional diplomacy by incorporating religion as part of the solution.
In 2004 he was recognized with the Golden Candle Award of the Open Source Solutions Society:
OSS ’04: To Dr. Douglas M. Johnston, president and founder of the International Center for Religion and Diplomacy, for his path-finding efforts with regard to Preventive Diplomacy as well as Religion and Conflict Resolution. Among his many works, two stand out for defining a critical missing element in modern diplomacy: Religion, the Missing Dimension of Statecraft (Oxford University Press, 1994), and Faith-based Diplomacy: Trumping Realpolitik (Oxford University Press, 2003). He has restored the proper meaning of faith qua earnestness instead of faith qua zealotry, and this is a contribution of great importance.
Dr. Johnston is a distinguished graduate of the US Naval Academy and holds a Masters degree in Public Administration and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Harvard University. He has a broad range of executive experience, including assignments in government as Director of Policy Planning and Management in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and later as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy. In academia, he taught international affairs and security at Harvard University and was the founder and first director of the Kennedy School’s Executive Program in National and International Security. In the military, he served in the U.S. nuclear submarine service and retired as a Captain in the Naval Reserve.
Dr. Johnston’s hands-on experience in the political/military arena coupled with his work in preventive diplomacy, has guided the work of ICRD since its inception. In 2007, he received The Founding Spirit Award for Faith by The Washington Times at its 25th anniversary celebration and in 2008 was identified in a leading Christian journal as “The Father of Faith-based Diplomacy.”
“Life is a miracle and should be treated as such.”