Research Assistant, Energy, Economics, and Security Program
Jason Bartlett is a Research Assistant for the Energy, Economics, and Security Program at the Center for a New American Security. His work focuses on global proliferation finance networks and sanctions evasion tactics with specific emphasis on North Korea, Iran, and Venezuela. He also analyzes the adverse effects of new financial technologies on the global financial system, cybersecurity, and sanctions enforcement.
Prior to joining CNAS, Jason worked at C4ADS, CSIS Korea Chair, The Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK), and The Asan Institute for Policy Studies in South Korea. He also volunteered as a News Translator for Daily NK and provided four years of resettlement assistance for North Korean defectors through various human rights NGOs. 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 International Studies from SUNY Oneonta. He also graduated from the Korean Language Institute (KLI) at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea.
He is fluent in Korean and Spanish.
Recent Publications & News
CommentaryPreventing the Finance of Online Sexual Exploitation
By Jason Bartlett
ReportsSanctions by the Numbers
By Jason Bartlett & Francis Shin
CommentaryWhat South Korea and China Do Together on North Korea Depends on Biden
By Jason Bartlett
Press NoteCNAS Responds: Week One of the Biden Presidency
By Richard Fontaine, Carrie Cordero, Chris Dougherty, Jason Bartlett, Nathalie Grogan, Megan Lamberth, Emma Moore, Carisa Nietsche, Ainikki Riikonen & Rachel Ziemba
CommentaryHow Harsh U.S. Sanctions Are Advancing Chinese and Russian Interests Abroad
By Jason Bartlett & Emily Jin
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