Scott Stewart supervises the day-to-day operations of Stratfor's intelligence team and plays a central role in coordinating the company's analytical process with its business goals. He also regularly consults with clients on security issues, manages Stratfor's extensive coverage of cartel activity in Mexico and authors a weekly column for the Stratfor website. Before joining Stratfor, he was a special agent with the U.S. State Department for 10 years and was involved in hundreds of terrorism investigations.
Stewart was the lead State Department investigator investigating the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and the follow-up New York City bomb plot. He also led a team of American agents assisting the Argentine investigation of the 1992 bombing of the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires and was involved in investigations following a series of attacks and attempted attacks by the Iraqi intelligence service during the first Gulf War.
Stewart was deputy regional security officer in Guatemala City and was responsible for embassy and diplomatic security at that post as well as in Belize City. As protective intelligence coordinator for Dell, he served as a member of Michael Dell's executive protective team. He also has consulted on terrorism issues for the Texas Department of Public Safety.
He is regularly featured as a security expert in leading media outlets, including The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, CNN International, NPR, Reuters, USA Today, The Associated Press, World Magazine, Fox News, Discovery Channel and Time magazine.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
- Terrorism Trends
- Mexico-U.S. Borderland Security
- Mexican Cartels
- Terrorist Tactics and Organizations
- High Net Worth Security
- Improvised Explosive Devices
- Post-Blast Investigations
- Document Fraud
- Protective Intelligence
- Domestic Hate Groups