Ash Jain teaches International Policy Analysis and the UN & Security Crises at American University. His expertise focuses on US alliances, international norms, global order, and national security challenges. Mr. Jain is also a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council. He served previously as a member of the Secretary of State’s Policy Planning Staff. As executive director for the Project for a United and Strong America, Mr. Jain coordinated a bipartisan foreign policy task force to produce a blueprint for a values-based national security strategy, Setting Priorities for American Leadership. He also served as an advisor for the White House Office of Global Communications and with the staffs of Senators Fred Thompson and Dan Coats. He is the author of several publications, including Like-Minded & Capable Democracies: A New Framework for Advancing a Liberal World Order (Council on Foreign Relations), Russia’s Challenge to Global Norms (GMF Transatlantic Academy), and Nuclear Weapons and Iran’s Global Ambitions: Troubling Scenarios (Washington Institute for Near East Policy). Mr. Jain earned a JD/MS in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and a BA in political science from the University of Michigan.