Douglas Jackson
Research Analyst


Doug Jackson is a research analyst within the International Affairs Group of the Center for Strategic Studies at CNA. His recent work has focused on maritime security cooperation in South and Southeast Asia, as well as research on adversary decision-making and military capabilities.

Prior to joining CNA, Jackson served as Director of Research at an international relations consultancy in Washington, where he wrote briefs for high-level decision-makers, oversaw analysis of political risk and conducted other research in support of clients' commercial ventures. As a research assistant for the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, he conducted extensive research on the US-India nuclear agreement in support of a nuclear proliferation expert's book.

Jackson holds an M.A. in South Asian area studies from SOAS (University of London), and a B.A. in history from Connecticut College.


March 7, 2018

Michael McDevitt, Catherine Lea, Douglas Jackson, and Nilanthi Samaranayake participated in the 5th Annual RSIS-CNA Workshop on East Asian Maritime Issues in Singapore.

RSIS: "Indo-Pacific Maritime Issues: Connectivity, Balance and Cooperation"

September 18, 2017

CNA publishes Bangladesh v. India: A Positive Step Forward in Public Order of the Seas by CNA SVP Mark E. Rosen and analyst Douglas Jackson

March 3, 2017

Asia Times publishes "US-India Partnership Hampered by Flawed Assumptions" by CNA SVP Mark Rosen and analyst Douglas Jackson