Sajjan M. Gohel

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Sajjan M. Gohel is "Director of International Security for the London-based Asia-Pacific Foundation, a counter-terrorism think tank that researches security issues for international businesses." He runs the organisation with his father, M. J. Gohel.

As at July 2005, an individual named Sajjan Gohel is a PhD student at the London School of Economics (LSE). It is likely this is the same person. His supervisor is Dr Kirsten Schulze, Senior Lecturer in International History, and his research topic is "The Globalisation of Bin Ladinism: Origins, Doctrines Development and conflicts" [1] [2].

Sajjan Gohel's full name is Sajjansinh Mayur Gohel. He was born in 1980. [3] [4] He is the grandson of the late Jay K. Gohel, a friend of Margaret Thatcher and Conservative Party stalwart [5].


Since mid 2003, Gohel participated in a number of telephone interviews as an expert on terrorism with the U.S., British, and Australian news media. Sajjan Gohel is variously described as functioning at the Asia-Pacific Foundation

  • By ABC News, Australia:
  • By Bloomberg News:
  • By CBS News (Dallas, Texas):
  • as a "leading counterterrorism expert who works closely with British intelligence": July 7, 2005.
  • By Christian Science Monitor:
  • By NBC News/MSNBC:
  • as an "analyst at Asia-Pacific Foundation": January 21, 2005.
  • as a "director of international studies at the Asia-Pacific Foundation, terrorism expert": September 8, 2004.

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