Mr. Jonathan Paris

Senior Advisor, The Chertoff Group

Jonathan Paris is a London-based political analyst. He is an Associate Fellow at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR) at King’s College. He specializes in South Asia and the Middle East, radicalisation, transatlantic relations, and international security. He is also a Fellow at the University of Buckingham Centre for Security and Intelligence Studies.

Before moving to London in 2001, Mr. Paris was a Fellow with the Council on Foreign Relations in New York from 1995-2000, where he worked on the Middle East and co-edited the first book on Indonesia’s democratic transition, The Politics of Post-Suharto Indonesia (Brookings/CFR 1999). Mr. Paris recently completed studies on counter-radicalisation strategies in Europe (2008) and the future of Pakistan (2009) for the U.S. Government.

He taught on the Middle East and Islamic trends at Yale University from 1994-97, comments frequently on BBC, CNN, Sky, CBC and NBC News, and has written for 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 2004-2005, he is a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London and the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, and is a graduate of Yale University (Magna Cum Laude, B.A., Political and Economic Systems, 1975) and Stanford Law School (J.D., 1978).