Photo by Soldier Magazine, pop art by John Gallagher

Andy Oppenheimer AIExpE MIABTI is an independent UK-based defence analyst specialising in counter-terrorism and CBRNE (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear weapons and explosives).

He is an Associate Member of the Institute of Explosives Engineers and a Member of the International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators (IABTI). His Wikipedia entry is at:

He was appointed as a Faculty Contributor to the Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence (CSTPV), St Andrews University, UK in 2012 as the author of the CBRN Weapons in Terrorism Module and the IEDs: Threats & Countermeasures Module for the University’s world-renowned Certificate in Terrorism Studies. He is also reviewing and updating other Modules in the Course.

He is Editor of Chemical, Biological & Nuclear Warfare (CBNW), a twice-yearly journal dealing with CBRNE threats, countermeasures, technologies, first response, training, and policies, and CBNW Xplosive, an annual journal dealing with Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) threats and countermeasures.

Andy Oppenheimer with book
His book IRA – The Bombs and the Bullets: A History of Deadly Ingenuity published by Irish Academic Press (2008) went into its third reprint in 2015. Copies are available from the publisher and on and

Andy is also a singer/songwriter