Washington DC – Monitor 360, a strategic consulting and analytics firm, is proud to announce that Peter Lavoy, a Monitor 360 Partner, has been appointed to serve as Senior Director for South Asian Affairs at the National Security Council. In his new role, he will advise the President and National Security Advisor Susan Rice on national security and foreign policy matters related to India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, and the Maldives and coordinate U.S. policies toward South Asia across the departments and agencies of the U.S. Government.
“This is a proud day for Monitor 360 and we could not be more excited for Peter. Peter will bring to the White House his noted expertise in the region along with a deep understanding of narratives that will help propel US foreign policy forward,” says Doug Randall, Chief Executive Officer of Monitor 360. “Peter has played a key role in introducing Monitor 360’s Narrative AnalyticsTM process to government agencies as a unique and powerful strategic approach for solving complex geopolitical challenges.”
Peter came to Monitor 360 in January 2014, having previously served as Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs and before that as Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Analysis, Chairman of the National Intelligence Council, and National Intelligence Officer for South Asia.
At M360, Peter worked with a wide array of government clients on projects ranging from identifying and countering the narratives of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)to understanding the future of maps and the mapping industry. In every case, Peter and colleagues at M360 help government organizations understand how to improve mission performance in a rapidly changing security, technological, and fiscal environment. “Peter has a breadth of experience that will position him perfectly to support the White House in the challenges of South Asia and the Pacific” Randall says. “There is no one more qualified than Peter to bring clarity to this complex region.”
About Monitor 360: San Francisco-basedMonitor 360 helps clients address complex global strategic and analytic challenges, primarily through the use of Narrative AnalyticsTM, a proprietary technique for aggregating and analyzing billions of data points from traditional and social media to decode people’s underlying narratives, map them at scale, and use them to inform strategy. Monitor 360 has used this and other approaches to influence strategies to combat Al-Qaeda, create a new vertical market entry strategy for Salesforce.com, design stakeholder engagement plans for a multinational in Southeast Asia, and more.