Andy Oppenheimer is an independent UK-based specialist in CBRNE (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear weapons and explosives) and counterterrorism. He was Editor of Jane's Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Defence Yearbook and NBC International, a UK-based magazine on CBRNE defence and countermeasures, from 2006 to 2008, and Co-editor of Jane's World Armies from 2002 to 2004. He has published hundreds of articles for specialist journals and provides consultancy reports for institutes, companies and government agencies. He presents at conferences worldwide and leads training workshops on all aspects of CBRNE and IEDs. His book IRA - The Bombs and the Bullets: A History of Deadly Ingenuity is published by Irish Academic Press.