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.
RECENT NEWSOctober 27, 2020
According to CNA report, The U.S.-India Defense Relationship: Putting the Foundational Agreements in Perspective, "The chief concern that critics [in India] express is that the agreements [with the U.S.] imperil India's long-held foreign policy of strategic autonomy (for example, by paving the way for U.S. bases or ports in Indian territories, or unduly binding India to U.S. systems and procedures)."
Nikkei Asia: "US and India Seek Strategic Partnership Regardless of Trump, Biden"October 27, 2020
According to CNA report, The U.S.-India Defense Relationship: Putting the Foundational Agreements in Perspective, major agreements between the U.S. and India regarding logistical support and secure communications for their militaries "form the legal backbone of defense cooperation between the United States and dozens of countries."
Washington Post: "With Eye on China, India and U.S. Sign Accord to Deepen Military Ties"
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 JacksonMarch 3, 2017
Asia Times publishes "US-India Partnership Hampered by Flawed Assumptions" by CNA SVP Mark Rosen and analyst Douglas Jackson
The Role of Water Stress in Instability and Conflict
Bangladesh v. India: A Positive Step Forward in Public Order of the Seas
The U.S.-India Defense Relationship: Putting the Foundational Agreements in Perspective
Gaming Sea-based Multinational HA/DR Operations at PACOM Amphibious Leaders Symposium 2016