James L. Jones

General James L. Jones, Jr., USMC (Ret.)
  • Jones Testifies Before Senate Appropriations Committee on Violent Extremism and the Role of Foreign Assistance


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  • Jones on Military Alliance Between Gulf States

    Gulf News quotes Brent Scowcroft Center Chairman General James L. Jones, Jr. on the need for a military alliance between Gulf states:

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  • Is the United States a Less Reliable Ally?

    Some Arab Gulf states seen looking at Russia, China as ‘alternatives’

    The United States’ friends and allies in the Middle East see Washington as a less reliable partner and are “talking fairly openly about alternatives” such as Russia and China, retired Gen. James L. Jones, Jr., a former US National Security Advisor, said on Dec. 8.

    For example, the United Arab Emirates’ military is operating Chinese-made drones in Yemen because it couldn’t get US drones, Jones, who served in the Obama administration and is currently Chairman of the Atlantic Council’s Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, said during a panel discussion in Washington.

    “The United States has lost a lot of the traditional confidence in the region and we need to figure out a way to rebuild that confidence,” he said.

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  • Jones Testifies on Defense Department Modernization

    Brent Scowcroft Center Chairman General James L. Jones, Jr. testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee on The Goldwater– Nichols Department of Defense Reorganization Act (GNA) of 1986 and what further reforms are needed modernize the Department of Defense to meet both present and future security challenges:

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  • Jones on Iran and Terrorism

    The National quotes Brent Scowcroft Center Chairman General James L. Jones, Jr. on possibilities for regional corporation against terrorism between Gulf Cooperation Council countries:

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  • Jones: Wanted: A TTIP Fillip

    Brent Scowcroft Center Chairman General James L. Jones, Jr. writes for Politico Europe on the importance of completing negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) as a means of strengthening the transatlantic alliance amidst increasing geopolitical challenges:

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  • A Three-Pronged Strategy to Deal with Putin

    Atlantic Council’s James L. Jones, Jr. recommends a toolkit that includes economic, political, and security components

    The United States must develop a three-pronged approach that includes economic, political, and security components to deter Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “retrograde ambitions in favor of the peaceful and progressive order the transatlantic community and the world had envisioned at the opening of the 21st century,” retired Gen. James L. Jones, Jr., a former National Security Advisor, said October 8.

    Putin’s “strategic objective is to reassert Russian power and prestige on his terms without regard to international principles and norms,” Jones, who is Chairman of the Atlantic Council’s Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, said in testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee.

    The Russian leader is willing to use force to achieve his objectives, including disregarding state sovereignty, as was evident from the annexation of Crimea in March 2014, he added.

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  • 2015 Distinguished Leadership Awards: A Night to Remember

    Breedlove, Ghani, Hewson, and Keith receive Atlantic Council’s Distinguished Leadership Award

    What do Gen. Philip M. Breedlove, Ashraf Ghani, Marillyn A. Hewson, and Toby Keith have in common? The answer to that question is probably: not much. That was until all four were honored with the Atlantic Council’s Distinguished Leadership Award at a glittering ceremony April 30 at the Ritz-Carlton in downtown Washington.

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  • A ‘Window of Opportunity’ for TPP, TTIP

    White House official makes pitch for free-trade deals as Senate panel backs Trade Promotion Authority

    Two free-trade agreements currently being negotiated by the Obama administration will ensure a level playing field and benefit American workers, a senior White House official said April 23 at the Atlantic Council.

    “If we do not do this … the world wouldn’t stay the same,” said Caroline Atkinson, Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economic Affairs at the White House.

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  • Jones: The Strategic Imperative of Trade

    Brent Scowcroft Center Chairman General James L. Jones, Jr. writes for the Connecticut Post on the strategic aspects of international trade:

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