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Seth G Jones

Senior Vice President and Director of the International Security Program at CSIS

Seth G Jones is senior vice president and director of the International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). He focuses on defence strategy, military operations, force posture, and irregular warfare. Prior to joining the CSIS, Dr Jones was the director of the International Security and Defense Policy Center at RAND Corporation. He also served as representative for the commander, US Special Operations Command, to the assistant secretary of defence for special operations. Before that, he was a plans officer and adviser to the commanding general, US Special Operations Forces, in Afghanistan (Combined Forces Special Operations Component Command–Afghanistan). He is the author of numerous books, including Three Dangerous Men: Russia, Iran, China and the Rise of Irregular Warfare (WW Norton) and A Covert Action: Reagan, the CIA, and the Cold War Struggle in Poland (WW Norton). Dr Jones received his MA and PhD from the University of Chicago.
Updated: April 12, 2023