Research Assistant, Energy, Economics, and Security Program
Jason Bartlett is a Research Assistant for the Energy, Economics, and Security (EES) Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). His research interests include North Korean intelligence and cyber capabilities, cryptocurrency and proliferation finance, and the intersection between identity politics and economic statecraft.
Prior to joining CNAS, Jason conducted international security and geospatial research at the CSIS Korea Chair, The Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK), and The Asan Institute for Policy Studies in Seoul, South Korea. He also provided four years of refugee resettlement assistance for human rights NGOs aiding North Korean defectors residing in the United States and South Korea through program development and English language training. 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; a BS in Spanish and International Studies from SUNY Oneonta; and a Certificate of Completion in Advanced Korean Language from the Korean Language Institute (KLI) at Yonsei University in Seoul.
Outside of CNAS, Jason serves as a consultant at C4ADS working on illicit maritime activity and sanction evasions analysis. He also volunteers as a News Translator for Daily NK. Jason is fluent in Korean and Spanish, and is currently learning Italian.