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Wed, May 5, 2021

Jain quoted in the New York Times on rebranding the G7 to focus on democracy

On May 5, Scowcroft Center Senior Fellow Ash Jain was quoted in the New York Times on why now is the time to rebrand the G7 into a group of like-minded democracies in order to confront China’s authoritarian challenges.

In the News by Atlantic Council

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Sat, Apr 17, 2021

#88: Adopt a New Atlantic Charter

By: Ambassador Daniel Fried and Ash Jain What is the kernel of the issue? The world is poised between democracy and autocracy. Under the leadership of Xi Jinping, China has emerged as the single greatest challenger to a democratic world order.  The Kremlin is executing its own strategy to undermine democratically-elected governments. Meanwhile, political dysfunction […]

100 Ideas for the first 100 days

Fri, Apr 16, 2021

Jain appears on Burn Bag Podcast to discuss D-10 Steering Committee

On April 16, Scowcroft Center Senior Fellow Ash Jain appeared on the Burn Bag Podcast, which has partnered with the Scowcroft Center on the “100 Ideas for the First 100 Days” project, to discuss operationalizing the D-10 as a steering committee for the rules-based international order.

D-10 Strategy Forum by Atlantic Council

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Ash Jain is a senior fellow with the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, where he oversees the Atlantic Council’s Democratic Order Initiative and D-10 Strategy Forum. He previously served as a member of the secretary of state’s policy planning staff, focusing on US alliances and partnerships, international norms, and challenges to the democratic order — including those posed by Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea. 
Jain was a Bosch public policy fellow with the German Marshall Fund Transatlantic Academy and executive director for the Project for a United and Strong America, where he coordinated a bipartisan foreign policy task force to produce a blueprint for a values-based national security strategy, Setting Priorities for American Leadership. He also served as an adviser for the White House Office of Global Communications and with the staffs of Senators Fred Thompson and Dan Coats. 
He is the author of several publications, including Strategy of Constrainment:  Countering Russia’s Challenge to the Democratic Order (co-author); Like-Minded & Capable Democracies: A New Framework for Advancing a Liberal World Order (Council on Foreign Relations) and Nuclear Weapons and Iran’s Global Ambitions: Troubling Scenarios (Washington Institute for Near East Policy). His published articles and commentary have appeared in various news outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, The Hill, C-SPAN, BBC, Canadian Broadcasting, Australian Broadcasting, and France 24. 

Jain has also taught as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. He earned a JD/MS in foreign service from Georgetown University and a BA in political science from the University of Michigan.