October 26, 2018
| Seth G. JonesThe Trump administration should work with the Afghan government and regional powers to reach a political settlement with the Taliban. But it is unclear whether the United States will succeed, as CSIS Transnational Threats Project director Seth Jones writes in his commentary.
Moscow continues to wage an offensive information campaign designed, in the words of the U.S. Director of National Intelligence, to “weaken and divide the United States.” But Washington has been reactive, slow to respond, and focused on defensive measures.
July 26, 2018
| Seth G. JonesIt would be unnecessarily risky for the United States to move too quickly away from countering terrorists while the threat is still high, allowing groups and networks to resurge.
An escalating war has the potential to cause significant economic damage, lead to high numbers of civilian casualties and internally displaced persons, and involve more countries in the region than did the 2006 Lebanon War.
June 12, 2018
| Seth G. Jones, Heather A. ConleyDuring our Schieffer Series Event on Russian Active Measures: Past, Present, and Future, the discussion was focused on the U.S.-Russian information warfare and how we can learn lessons from the past.
April 4, 2018
| Seth G. Jones, Maxwell B. MarkusenAs the Islamic State’s control of territory in Iraq, Syria, and other countries declines, al Qaeda has attempted to resurge and reposition itself at the center of global Salafi-jihadist activity.