Kathryn Basinsky

Program Associate/Associate Editor of Militant Leadership Monitor 

Kathryn Basinsky is a Program Associate and Events Coordinator for Jamestown's Global Terrorism Analysis program and assists with editing the Terrorism Monitor and Militant Leadership Monitor publications. Before joining The Jamestown Foundation, she worked as a Staff Assistant at the Atlantic Council for the Energy and Economic Summit. She received her M.A. in Diplomacy and International Commerce from the Patterson School at the University of Kentucky with a focus on international security and defense. Ms. Basinsky earned a B.A. in Political Science and Geography from the University of Tennessee Knoxville. She speaks conversational Spanish and some Hindi.

Matthew Czekaj

Program Associate/Managing Editor, Eurasia Daily Monitor 

Matthew Czekaj is a Program Associate for Europe and Eurasia at The Jamestown Foundation and also serves as the Managing Editor of Jamestown's daily publication, the Eurasia Daily Monitor. Prior to joining Jamestown, Mr. Czekaj was a Research Associate at the Atlantic Council, where he worked on issues of European Enlargement. Before that, he was a Research Assistant at the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) Energy Security Program. Mr. Czekaj holds a Master's degree in Russian and East European Studies from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service, and a Bachelor's degree in International Relations with a concentration in European Studies from Johns Hopkins University. He is fluent in Polish, and speaks some French.

Glen Howard


Mr. Howard is fluent in Russian and proficient in Azerbaijani and Arabic, and is a regional expert on the Caucasus and Central Asia. He was formerly an Analyst at the Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) Strategic Assessment Center. His articles have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, and Jane's Defense Weekly. Mr. Howard has served as a consultant to private sector and governmental agencies, including the U.S. Department of Defense, the National Intelligence Council and major oil companies operating in Central Asia and the Middle East.

Peter Wood

Peter Wood is a Program Associate for China at The Jamestown Foundation and also serves as the Editor of China Brief. Prior to coming to The Jamestown Foundation, he worked at the American Enterprise Institute and as a defense focused Chinese-language researcher. He received his M.A. in International Studies with a focus on strategic studies from the Hopkins-Nanjing Center for Chinese and American Studies. Mr. Wood earned a B.A. in Political Science from Texas Tech University. He is proficient in Mandarin Chinese.




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