James Franklin Jeffrey

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Areas of Expertise

Middle East and Turkey, National Security Policy

US Army Officer, 1969-1976, Germany, Vietnam; Foreign Service Officer, Department of State, 1977-2012, Ambassador to Albania, Turkey, Iraq, Deputy National Security Advisor; Washington Institute for Near East Policy, 2012-present; Instructor, Elliott School, GWU, 2013-present; CFR member; Various Advisory Boards


Current Research

Turkey, Iraq, Iran, Syria, Political-Military relations


MSBA, Boston University; BA, Northeastern University, Diplome, University of Paris


Most recent: “The War the Never Ends”, Ken Burns’ Vietnam, American Interest, November-December 2017; Complete List, Washington Institute Website

Classes Taught

US Foreign Policy in Middle East, ESIA