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Jason Blazakis

Jason Blazakis

Professor at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies and Director of MIIS’s Center on Terrorism, Extremism, and Counterterrorism

Jason Blazakis is a professor at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies (MIIS) where he focuses on threat financing, sanctions, intelligence, and violent extremism related research. He is also the Director of MIIS’s Center on Terrorism, Extremism, and Counterterrorism (CTEC).

From 2008-2018, he served as the Director of the Counterterrorism Finance and Designations Office, Bureau of Counterterrorism, U.S. Department of State. Jason is also an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Soufan Center and a Senior Advisor at the Soufan Group. He has published articles in the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Time Magazine, Foreign Affairs, The Hill, Philadelphia Inquirer, Lawfare and many other publications. He regularly is quoted by the media (New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Reuters, ABC, CBS, NBC, amongst others) on a wide range of national security issues. He is also writing a book on counterterrorism financing for Cambridge University Press and a book for Lynne Rienner Press on illicit trafficking. He holds degrees from the University of Mississippi, Columbia University, and Johns Hopkins University.