Jeff M. Smith
Jeff M. Smith
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Jeff is the Director of South Asia Programs and the Kraemer Strategy Fellow at the American Foreign Policy Council (AFPC). He is the author of Cold Peace: Sino-Indian Rivalry in the 21st Century (Lexington Books, 2014) and the Co-Editor of the World Almanac of Islamism 2014 (Rowman and Littlefield 2014), a 1,000-plus page reference work covering the phenomenon of Islamism in over 60 countries and nine global Islamist movements. He is also a contributing author to: India-US Partnership: Asian Challenges and Beyond (Wisdom Tree 2014).

Jeff has provided briefings and consulted for the Pentagon, State Department, and the intelligence community on Asia and U.S. national security. He has testified as an expert witness before the House Armed Services and Foreign Affairs Committees, and has participated in war games and strategic forecasting exercises organized by the Department of Defense and Intelligence community.

His writings have appeared in Foreign Policy, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, the Harvard International Review, Yale Global, the Washington Times, Defense News, Jane's Intelligence Review, World Politics Review, and The Diplomat, among others. His interviews and commentary can be seen on the BBC, CBS, CNBC, Fox News, the Voice of America, TIME Magazine, Agence France-Presse, and Pakistan's Dawn News. He is also the chair of the Young Professionals in Foreign Policy South Asia Discussion Group.

Smith has an MPIA from the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and studied abroad at Oxford University in 2005. He has guest-lectured at the graduate and undergraduate level.

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