Senior FellowJonathan Paris is a senior fellow with the South Asia Center of the Atlantic Council.
He is a London-based political analyst specializing in South Asia, the Middle East, transatlantic relations, and international security. He is also an adjunct fellow at Legatum Institute, associate fellow at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR) at King's College London, and a visiting lecturer at the University of Buckingham Centre for Security and Intelligence Studies, UK.
Before moving to London in 2001, Paris was a fellow with the Council on Foreign Relations in New York from 1995 to 2000, where he worked on the Middle East and coedited the first book on Indonesia's democratic transition, The Politics of Post-Suharto Indonesia (Brookings/CFR, 1999).
He taught on the Middle East and Islamic trends at Yale University from 1994 to 97. Paris comments on BBC World News, CNN, Sky News, CBC and NBC News, and has written for the International Herald Tribune, Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, the Financial Times, the Baltimore Sun, Asharq al Awsat and other periodicals.
A senior associate member at St. Antony's College, Oxford, from 2004 to 2005, he is a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London and the Council on Foreign Relations, and a graduate of Yale University and Stanford Law School.
August 21, 2013Jonathan Paris, senior fellow for the South Asia Center, joins a panel of experts to discuss events in Egypt and the Western world's response to the crisis on France24.
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