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America’s War in Afghanistan

Thursday November 18, 2010, at 16:00
Seminar Room – Ground Floor IBEI
Seth G. Jones (Rand Corporation & Georgetown University)
Seth Jones is a political scientist at the RAND Corporation and an adjunct professor in the Security Studies Program at Georgetown University. Jones specializes in stability operations, counterinsurgency, and counterterrorism and has worked abroad in conflict zones over the last several years. He has focused recently on U.S. operations in Afghanistan, including the counterinsurgency campaign and efforts to rebuild the Afghan National Police and Afghan National Army. He has led numerous projects on stability operations and counterterrorism for the Department of Defense, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Intelligence Community. Jones is the author of In the Graveyard of Empires: America's War in Afghanistan (W. W. Norton, 2009) and The Rise of European Security Cooperation (Cambridge University Press, 2007). He has published articles on stability operations and security in journals of international affairs, as well as in such newspapers and magazines as the New York Times, Newsweek, Financial Times, and International Herald Tribune.