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About TNT

TNT was founded in 1992 as the Global Organized Crime Project. In 2002 it rebranded to the Transnational Threats Project.

The Transnational Threats (TNT) Project focuses on the threat and evolution of terrorist, insurgent, and criminal networks. Led by Dr. Seth G. Jones, the director, TNT assesses these threats and the impact of government policy responses through open source quantitative and qualitative analysis, fieldwork, and an extensive network of policy experts from government, academia, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and the private sector. TNT’s work is highly valued by policymakers, intelligence analysts, corporate executives, and leaders seeking to understand, prevent, and thwart transnational threats. TNT regularly briefs major media outlets, NGOs, the public, policymakers, members of Congress and their staff, intelligence analysts, warfighters, foreign governments, and corporations.

The work of TNT and its staff is regularly published in journals such as Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, and International Security, as well as newspapers and magazines including the New York Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal. Insights and analysis from TNT’s engagement with a broad spectrum of sources offer its audience unique perspectives from hard-to-access regions and communities with direct bearing on the national security policy of the United States and its partners and allies.