Staff

Glen Howard

President

Glen Howard is the President of the Jamestown Foundation, one of the world’s leading research and analysis organizations on Eurasia. Based in Washington, D.C., Mr. Howard has overseen the research and analysis activities of Jamestown for the past 16 years and extensively dealt with Russia and Eurasia in his capacity as Jamestown President, working with the regional leaders and national strategists across Eurasia from the Baltic to Central Asia.

An expert on Eurasia and Russia, Mr. Howard is the co-author with Matt Czekaj of the new book Russia’s Military Strategy and Doctrine, a collection of writings on Russian military strategy and doctrine by some of the world’s leading defense experts. Mr. Howard is also the editor of the book Volatile Borderland: Russia and the North Caucasus, and other works. He has published articles in the Wall Street Journal, Real Clear Defense, the Hill, and other prominent publications.

Mr. Howard is privileged to have worked for the late Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski from 2002 to 2008 as the executive director of an advocacy organization seeking a peaceful resolution of the second Russo-Chechen war.  Mr. Howard worked at the U.S. Embassy Moscow from 1984-1986 and is fluent in Russian and proficient in French, Turkish and Azerbaijani.

Mr. Howard received a Master’s degree in Soviet and East European Studies from the University of Kansas (1988) and has an undergraduate degree from Oklahoma State University in Business Management (1984).

Matthew Czekaj

Senior Program Associate/Editor-in-Chief, Eurasia Daily Monitor

Matthew Czekaj is a Senior Program Associate for Europe and Eurasia at The Jamestown Foundation and also serves as the Editor-in-Chief of Jamestown’s Eurasia Daily Monitor publication, focused on the post-Soviet space. 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.

Elizabeth Chen

Editor-in-Chief, China Brief

Elizabeth Chen is the editor for the Jamestown Foundation’s China Brief. Previously, she worked for a number of organizations in the U.S.-China policy space, to include the U.S.-China Strong Foundation, the East West Institute, and the Greenpoint Group. She holds a B.A. from Johns Hopkins University in International Studies and History, and has also lived and worked in mainland China for several years.

John Foulkes

Program Associate, Global Terrorism Analysis

John Foulkes is a Program Associate for Jamestown’s Global Terrorism Analysis program. He is the assistant editor of theTerrorism Monitor, and managing editor of Militant Leadership Monitor. Mr. Foulkes graduated with distinction from the University of North Carolina, earning a B.A. in Peace, War and Defense Studies, with a focus on International Security and Intelligence, and South Asian Studies. He speaks some Hindi and Urdu.