Seth G. Jones holds the Harold Brown Chair and is director of the

Transnational Threats Project at the Center for Strategic and

International Studies (CSIS) in Washington. He teaches at Johns

Hopkins University and the Center for Homeland Defense and

Security at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School. Prior to CSIS, Dr.

Jones was the director of the International Security and Defense

Policy Center at the RAND Corporation. He also served as

representative for the commander, U.S. Special Operations

Command, to the assistant secretary of defense for special

operations. Before that, he was a plans officer and adviser to the

commanding general, U.S. Special Operations Forces, in

Afghanistan. In 2014, Dr. Jones served on a congressionally

mandated panel that reviewed the FBI’s implementation of counterterrorism recommendations contained in the 9/11 Commission Report. He is the author of “A Covert Action” (W.W. Norton, 2018), “Waging Insurgent Warfare” (Oxford University Press, 2016), “Hunting in the Shadows: The Pursuit of al Qa'ida after 9/11” (W.W. Norton, 2012), and “In the Graveyard of Empires: America’s War in Afghanistan”

(W.W. Norton. 2009). Dr. Jones received his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.

Dr. Seth G. Jones

Harold Brown Chair; Director, Transnational Threats Project; Senior Adviser, International Security Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), United States

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