UK-based defence analyst specialising in counter-terrorism and CBRNE (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear weapons and explosives)

Associate Member: Institute of Explosives Engineers

Member: International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators (IABTI)


Twitter: @AOppenheimer235

Author of IRA – The Bombs and the Bullets: A History of Deadly Ingenuity published by Irish Academic Press in 2008 (now Merrion Press), which went into its fourth reprint in 2016

Copies are available from the publisher and on and

The book is a comprehensive account of more than 150 years of Irish republican strategic, tactical, and operational details, and an analysis of the IRA’s mission, doctrine, targeting, construction, deployment, and acquisition of weapons and explosives. A sample of reviews can be read in ‘Articles’ from the top right menu

Now available on KINDLE and the usual digital outlets at:

Editor-in-Chief of Chemical, Biological & Nuclear Warfare (CBNW), twice-yearly journal dealing with CBRNE threats, countermeasures, technologies, first response, training, and policies

Editor-in-Chief of  CBNW Xplosive, annual journal dealing with Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) threats and countermeasures.

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Contributor to military and security journals including Military Technology, Military Periscope, Asian Military Review, Armada International, Safety & Security International, and the IB Consultancy CBRNe Portal, at

Presentations at conferences, workshops and professional seminars worldwide

Media appearances as an interviewed expert

Module Author  for the St Andrews University Certificate in Terrorism Studies course (Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence – CSTPV) –  CBRN Weapons in Terrorism; IEDs: Threats & Countermeasures

Trainer in the Professional Certificate in Countering Terrorism and Violent Extremism, International Centre for Parliamentary Studies, London, 24-28 April 2017

Reviewer of books, e.g. Painting the Sand by Kim Hughes GC (2017) in the Times Literary Supplement, 20 October 2017: Oppenheimer


Artist: prints are available from late 1990s London exhibitions. Paintings with a surreal element:

‘St Pancras Hotel, London, AD 3000’











Singer/songwriter: From Oppenheimer Analysis [1980s] to Oppenheimer MkII and Touching the Void. Album ‘The Presence of the Abnormal’ and EP ‘Line of Sight’ available on Bandcamp