Navanti Announces CEO Transition, Names Fred Payne Chief Executive Officer

Arlington, Virginia: Navanti announced that Andy Black, who founded the company in 2008 at the peak of the last recession, has decided to take a break after 10 years at the helm.  The Board of Directors has appointed Fred Payne, formally the Chief Operating Officer and CFO, as Chief Executive Officer. This leadership change is effective immediately. 

Unconventional Houthi War Tactics

Unconventional Houthi War Tactics

Houthi forces have used a combination of conventional weaponry and unconventional, ad-hoc strategies to fight forces loyal to the Republic of Yemen Government (ROYG) and its Arab-led coalition allies in the ongoing Yemeni civil war. Here, Navanti reviews two of the Houthis’ unorthodox methods for prosecuting the ongoing conflict.

The Economic Impact of Boko Haram Rule

The Economic Impact of Boko Haram Rule

In northeast Nigera, the impact of Boko Haram rule can linger for years after the extremist organization is cleared from an area. Navanti researchers recently visited Cross Kawa, a village in Borno state that has struggled to rebuild its economy since the Nigerian military captured it from Boko Haram in late 2015.

Spot Threat Assessment Series: Jerusalem Embassy Move

Spot Threat Assessment Series: Jerusalem Embassy Move

When President Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on 06 DEC 2017, regional heads of state including Jordanian King Abdullah and Saudi King Salman warned that violent reactions would spill over from Israel-Palestine into surrounding countries. Within hours of the announcement, Navanti provided its clients with a street level view detailing possible security threats in the MENA region.

Life in Yemen’s Hadramawt Province

Life in Yemen’s Hadramawt Province

Forces affiliated with the Saudi-led coalition retook the coast of the Yemeni province of Hadramawt from Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula in spring 2016. While Hadramawt witnessed limited fighting during that period, it has largely remained insulated from the Yemeni civil war because Houthi forces never managed to secure a foothold inside the southeastern province.