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Dan Plesch

Dan Plesch

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Dan Plesch was born at Keele in Staffordshire and grew up in London. He studied history at Nottingham University and qualified as a social worker at Bristol University. In the early 1980s he was active in the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and began helping organise the Glastonbury festivals. In 1987 he founded the British American Security Information Council (BASIC) which he directed from Washington DC until 2001, when he was appointed Senior Research Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies. In 2003 he then became an Honorary Fellow of Birkbeck College, University of London and Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the University of Keele. He has written for the Guardian, the Independent, the New York Times, the Observer, Tribune, the Washington Post and the Washington Times. He has regularly provided live political and military analysis of evolving news stories for the BBC, CNN, ITN and other news media. He lives in London with his wife and daughter.

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