Thesigers Director Dr. David Kilcullen Launches New Venture

LONDON, England – Thesigers Director Dr. David Kilcullen has launched Cordillera Applications Group, Inc. (CAG), a new research and operations firm dedicated to de-risking client investments and projects in complex environments.
Registered in the U.S. with regional offices in North America, Latin America and Europe, Cordillera ( applies data, design, field operations and advanced analytics to problems of security, urbanization and development. Each of its three main practice areas - Urbanization and Public Safety, Internal Security and Development, and Studies and Observations - is headed by a leading specialist in the field and supported by a team of associates.

David is widely recognized for his intellectual and professional contributions to major issues in international affairs, including numerous influential articles and best-selling books. His two most recent publications are Blood Year: Islamic State and the Failures of the War on Terror (2016) and Out of the Mountains: The Coming Age of the Urban Guerrilla (2013), both published through C. Hurst & Co. Publishers in the UK and Oxford University Press in North America.  
David has been providing Thesigers' clients with strategic advice, consultative research, training services and developmental support for several years. He was appointed to the Company's board of directors in early 2016, and will continue in his role as director, representing Thesigers in the Americas and advising clients globally. With this new venture, Thesigers' clients can also benefit from the significantly enhanced set of regional and technical capabilities that David and his team bring to the table.
As President and CEO of Cordillera, David will lead the company from offices in Denver and Washington, D.C. He serves as Cordillera's Director for North America, and heads the company's Studies and Observations practice.  Company Vice-President Dr. Roman Ortiz, based in Bogota, Colombia, is Director for Latin America and heads Cordillera's Internal Security and Development practice. Cordillera's Director for Europe, Gordon Pendleton, heads the company's Urbanization and Public Safety practice.  
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Additional Information: Thesigers is a strategic research and advisory firm based in London and working across Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Thesigers is a trading name of Thesiger & Company Limited. Company registered in England and Wales. Company registration No: 07234402. VAT registration No: GB135658985. DUNS No: 21-670-5995.

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