Scott Jones is the Executive Director of the Center for International Trade and Security, specializing in the nonproliferation and international security issues. His current activities and interests include security and defense policy; foreign direct investment and national security; and the security implications of evolving global supply chain logistics.
Ph.D., University of Georgia,
M.A., Lancaster University,
B.A., University of Georgia,
Dr. Scott Jones received his BA and Ph.D. in political science and philosophy at the University of Georgia and a MA at Lancaster University in the UK. Upon completing his MA, Dr. Jones took a year-long position at the Delegation of the Commission for the EU in Washington, D.C. Subsequently, Dr. Jones worked for Los Alamos National Laboratory. He worked on a Department of Energy/Los Alamos program that assisted the former Soviet Republics in export control development.
He has received research and travel grants from the United States Institute of Peace, the National Research Council, the W. Alton Jones Foundation, and other foundations. His latest book, The Evolution of the Ukrainian Export Control System: State Building and International Cooperation (London: Ashgate, 2002) was be released last year. He is also a contributor to Arms on the Market: Reducing the Risk of Proliferation in the Former Soviet Union (New York: Routledge Press, 1998) and a co-editor of and contributor to Crossroads and Conflict: Security and Foreign Policy in the Caucasus and Central Asia (New York: Routledge Press, 1999). He has published articles in Arms Exports (in Russian), The Middle East Review, Contemporary Security Policy, Defense News, Jane’s Intelligence Review, East Asian Review, The Nonproliferation Review, The Monitor: International Perspectives on Nonproliferation, and Nuclear Control (in Russian). In addition, he has briefed U.S. and foreign government and private sector officials on a range of international trade and security issues.