Professor Thomas Renard is a Senior Research Fellow at the Egmont Institute, and an Adjunct Professor at Vesalius College, both in Brussels. His research focuses on terrorism and counterterrorism in Europe, at national and EU levels. He has worked for the Center on Global Counterterrorism Cooperation and the Jamestown Foundation, a US think-tank, and is a security consultant for the Belgian broadcaster RTBF. He is a member of the Young Atlanticist Programme convened by the US Atlantic Council. He previously worked as a journalist.