Jason Bartlett

Research Assistant, Energy, Economics, and Security Program

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Jason Bartlett is a Research Assistant for the Energy, Economics, and Security Program at CNAS. He analyzes developments and trends in U.S. sanctions policy and sanctions evasion tactics, counterproliferation finance, and cyber-enabled financial crime with regional focus on North Korea, Venezuela, and Iran. He also leads research and writing for the program’s Sanctions by the Numbers series.

He has prior experience in geopolitical and security-related research pertaining to the Korean Peninsula at the CSIS Korea Chair, The Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK), and The Asan Institute for Policy Studies. Jason also provided years of resettlement assistance and linguistic support to North Korean defectors living in the United States and South Korea. His commentary and analysis have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Diplomat, Business Insider, The Wire - China, NK News, The National Interest, Radio Free Asia, Voice of America - Korean, and El País.

Jason holds an MA in Asian Studies from the School of Foreign Service and a Graduate Certificate in Refugee and Humanitarian Emergencies from Georgetown University, as well as a BS in Spanish and a BA in International Studies from SUNY Oneonta. He also graduated from the Korean Language Institute (KLI) at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea. Jason is fluent in Korean and Spanish.

Outside of CNAS, Jason is a Contributing Author for The Diplomat where he writes on the intersection of international security, cyber, and culture.


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