Our Team


Our team is multinational (with at least ten different nationalities represented), and is composed of highly skilled professionals in the areas of national intelligence and the army as well as university specialists in international affairs (lawyers, sociologists, historians, economists, journalists, and psychologists). Other than English and French, we work in more than 20 languages (Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Ukrainian, Azerbaijani, Turkish, Serb-Croatian, Hungarian, Spanish and Italian).

All assignments entrusted to us are fulfilled by our team or by handpicked contractors with whom we have worked for years.

Claude Moniquet


Claude Moniquet was born in 1958. In his career, Mr Moniquet worked as a reporter in the French press as well as for the DGSE for more than twenty years. He is the author of several specialized books and he is often called as a guest speaker in conferences organized by international institutions. Mr Moniquet is ESISC’s CEO and co-founder along with CEO Genovefa Etienne. He is specialized in the conception and direction of operations of human intelligence, analysis of terrorism, security issues and geopolitics.


Genovefa Etienne


Genovefa Etienne is ESISC's co-founder along with Claude Moniquet. She worked as a journalist for twenty years and she is also the author of several books.

Research areas: gender studies and social tensions.


Mattia Caniglia

WTW Director, International Security and Terrorism Threat Analyst


Mattia Caniglia joined ESISC as an Analyst in 2018. Mattia is an international security and terrorist threat analyst managing the World Terror Watch service and database. He also provides country risk analyses on Africa, Western Europe, the Balkans and South East Asia, given his research and analysis experience in the field. He holds a Master Degree in Strategic Studies and Management from the University of Aberdeen (UK) and a Bachelor Degree in Political Science and European Studies from Roma Tre University (IT). He previously collaborated as a political and economic analyst with internationally renowned media like Foreign Policy, Fortune China, The Guardian and Die Welt. Italian native speaker, he also speaks English, French and Spanish.


Solène Métais

WTW Project manager, International Security and Terrorism Threat Analyst


Solène Métais joined ESISC in January 2019. Solène is an international security and terrorist threat expert contributing to the World Terror Watch service and database. She provides risk assessment analyses focusing especially on the Middle East, Latin America and Sahel. She previously worked at the Institute for Counter-Terrorism in Herzliya - Israel and conducted research projects on Radical Islamism and jihadist propaganda. She also worked at l’Institut Français - Tel Aviv, and at the Ivory Coast Embassy in Paris. Solène completed a Master in Conflicts Studies & Security from The Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, and a Master of Research in Contemporary History of the Arab-Muslim world from Sorbonne University, Paris. French native-speaker, she is fluent in English, Spanish and has knowledge of Portuguese and Literary Arabic.


Lhoussain Azergui

Project Manager, Maghreb and Arab World

Lhoussain Azergui, born in Morocco in 1975.

Law degree, University of Meknes.

MAP journalist (2001-2006)

Areas of research: terrorist groups in North Africa, Middle East, Sahel and social movements, Telegram, Dark Web.


William Racimora

Project manager

William Racimora, born in Brussels in 1960.

Sociologist graduated from the Université Libre de Bruxelles.

Research areas: urban violence, ethnicity and the Middle East.


Project managers

General (2S) Jean-Paul Husté


Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Renaud FRANCOIS


Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Estève


Dimitri Bickeris 




Panagiotis Kotzias joined ESISC as an intern in 2019 assisting ESISC by monitoring events within countries of the Middle East, Germany and Greece. He holds a double Masters degree in international security, intelligence and Strategic Studies from the University of Glasgow (UK) and Charles (CZ). He is currently undertaking a Masters in the University of Edinburgh, on the subject of international relations of the Middle East, and is expected to complete a full scholarship in the University of Qatar in 2019-2020. Panos has previously worked as an analyst in the DANU Forecasting Group, Regensburg (DE), analyzing and forecasting the situation in Libya. He has also collaborated in analysing frozen conflicts in Kosovo, Azerbaijan and Armenia for the Center for Security Policy in Charles University, Prague (CZ).


Gian Luca Lana is a 23-years old Dutch student who specializes in matters of geopolitics, security, threat analyses and intelligence. He assists in providing analysis on developments in the Middle East region, Germany and the Netherlands. Gian Luca participated in the program intelligence studies at Leiden University, as well as courses on international and regional security at Haifa University. He is a native speaker of both Dutch and French, proficient in English, Hebrew, German and he has knowledge of Arabic.


Pauline Draps is a 24-year old French student and joined ESISC as an intern in June 2019. She graduated with a Bachelor in private law from the Université Jean Moulin Lyon III (France) and obtained a Masters degree in exchange with the University of Sydney (Australia) in private and judicial law. Currently working towards an MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Leiden (Netherlands), she specializes in the prevention of terrorism on online platforms.


Kelli Kennedy joined ESISC in June 2019 as an intern. Her research interests include migration, terrorism, surveillance technology, and data management. She holds a BA in International Relations from Texas State University (US) and is currently pursuing a Joint MA in Security, Intelligence and Strategic Studies from the University of Glasgow (UK), Dublin City Uni. (IR), and Charles Uni. (CZ). Kelli has served as a co-founder and editor for The Security Distillery, a student-led think tank at the University of Glasgow. Previously a Congressional intern within her home district in Texas focusing on border policy, she has also partnered with OTH Regensburg for intelligence analysis on the MENA region. Native English speaker, she has also a working proficiency of Spanish. 



Legal Counsel




M. le Bâtonnier Pierre Legros


Me Stéphane Rodrigues


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