Dr. Jon B. Alterman currently holds the Zbigniew Brzezinski Chair in Global Security and Geostrategy. CSIS established the Brzezinski Chair in July 2003 to advance understanding in the fields of geostrategy, international security, and global politics. Reflecting Zbigniew Brzezinski's personal achievements during a long career that has included public service, teaching, and writing, the chair is awarded to a leading scholar-practitioner in global affairs and international strategy.
Much of Alterman’s scholarship has been grounded in his experience studying the Middle East, yet in recent years he has done an increasing amount of work linking his Middle East expertise to global issues. His earlier work on China, the United States and the Middle East, for example, anticipated the growing Middle Eastern energy trade with Asia and the increasing importance of the region to Chinese economic, political, and military strategy.
The activities of the Zbigniew Brzezinski Chair in Global Security and Geostrategy are made possible by generous support from the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation.
According to several experts, there’s an argument for the Justice Department to open an investigation to determine if those involved in the arrest of Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich violated U.S. law against hostage taking.
Commentary by Joel Simon — October 17, 2023
Commentary by Danielle Gilbert — October 17, 2023
Commentary by Danielle Gilbert — September 22, 2023
Commentary by Daniel Sharp and Jason Rezaian — July 20, 2023
Podcast Episode by H. Andrew Schwartz and Jon B. Alterman — May 16, 2022
All Brzezinski Chair in Global Security and Geostrategy Content
Commentary by Jon B. Alterman — April 13, 2017
Newsletter by Jon B. Alterman — April 12, 2017
Report by Jon B. Alterman — March 23, 2017
Commentary by Jon B. Alterman — March 20, 2017
Commentary by Jon B. Alterman — March 15, 2017
Report by Jon B. Alterman — March 14, 2017
Commentary by Jon B. Alterman — February 15, 2017
Newsletter by Jon B. Alterman — February 14, 2017
Commentary by Jon B. Alterman — January 19, 2017
Event — November 28, 2016