Javid Ahmad

Nonresident Senior Fellow, South Asia Center

Ahmad Javid

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Afghanistan, Pakistan

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Javid Ahmad is a nonresident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council's South Asia Center and a nonresident fellow with the Modern War Institute at West Point, where he researches and publish on pressing security, counterterrorism, and socioeconomic issues in South Asia. He also works with the US government on the region. Previously, he worked with iJET International, a risk management firm, where he managed a fifteen-member team of intelligence analysts and provided analytical content and assessments to business and government clients. He has also served as a senior policy adviser to Afghanistan's minister of finance, focusing on devising policies and strategies on anti-money-laundering and counterterrorism financing issues. 

Prior to that, Javid worked on South Asia for the Pentagon’s Afghanistan-Pakistan Hands program and the US Naval Postgraduate School. He also worked as a program coordinator for Asia for the German Marshall Fund of the United States, a Washington-based think tank. In addition, he has worked for the NATO headquarters in Brussels and Voice of America in Washington. He has also worked on governance issues for organizations in Kabul. Javid’s writing has appeared, inter alia, in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, Foreign Policy, CNN.com, Foreign Affairs, the National Interest, and the Daily Beast. He has a BA in international relations from Beloit College and an MA in security studies from Yale University.