Matt Kennard is researcher for Action on Armed Violence in the UK. He was previously a fellow, and then Director, at the Centre for Investigative Journalism in London. He is the author of "Irregular Army" and "The Racket," and has worked as a staff writer for the Financial Times in London, New York and Washington DC. He has written for The New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, and The Guardian. He graduated as a Stabile investigative fellow from the Columbia Journalism School.