The Chertoff Group, London
Jonathan Paris is a London-based political and security analyst with wide research interests that focus mainly on the Middle East, but also include Europe, Africa, South and Southeast Asia, radicalization and violent extremism, nuclear proliferation and Iran, transatlantic relations and international security. He is currently a consultant to the US Government, Senior Advisor with the Chertoff Group, and Associate Fellow at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalization (ICSR) at King’s College London. Since 2002, he has prepared over two dozen policy studies for the US government on topics ranging from the future of Saudi Arabia, radicalisation in Europe, the evolution of the Arab Spring, the rise of ISIS and long-term causes of violent extremism in Sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to moving to London in June 2001, he was a Middle East Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York where he helped organise the Doha Economic Conference in 1997. He also served as Project Coordinator of the Council’s Middle East Economic Strategy Group, headed by Paul A. Volcker, former Chairman of the US Federal Reserve Board. He is co-editor of The Politics of Post-Suharto Indonesia (Brookings 1999), author of two Legatum Institute monographs, Prospects for Iran (2011) and Prospects for Pakistan (2010), and co-author of “Beyond Sectarianism: Geopolitics, Fragmentation and the Syrian Civil War” (Strategic Assessment, February 2014). He is a frequent contributor to France 24, Sky and BBC, and has appeared on CNN, NBC, MSNBC and CBS News and published in the Financial Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, and other newspapers and magazines. A former Senior Associate Member at St. Antony’s College, Oxford, he is a graduate of Yale (B.A. in Political and Economic Systems) and Stanford Law School.