PRESS RELEASE—Jamestown Foundation Names Peter Mattis as New President

Washington, DC—The Jamestown Foundation is excited to announce the naming of Peter Mattis as the new President of the Foundation. After 20 years of serving as President, and having made important contributions to Jamestown in his two decades of service, Glen Howard will become a Senior Fellow and Strategic Adviser to Jamestown.

Peter Mattis comes back to The Jamestown Foundation from the Special Competitive Studies Project where he had been the Director for Intelligence and as a fellow on loan to the US House of Representatives Select Committee on the Strategic Competition between the United States and Chinese Communist Party. He previously served as the Senate-appointed staff director to the Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) and edited China Brief, Jamestown’s flagship China publication.

Willem de Vogel, Chairman of The Jamestown Foundation noted, “Peter Mattis begins with the firm foundation established by Glen Howard and Bill Geimer before him. Glen Howard brought great strength and vision to Jamestown’s programs over the last 20 years. Among his many accomplishments, he built Jamestown’s widely respected terrorism resources after 9/11 and Jamestown was among the first to predict the Russian invasion of Crimea. Mr. Mattis trained for two years under Mr. Howard as Editor of Jamestown’s China Brief; we are proud to have him back to carry on The Jamestown Foundation’s tradition of empirical, apolitical analysis.”

“I’m very excited to be coming back to The Jamestown Foundation. Jamestown has a unique network of analysts who provide insight built upon direct experience across Eurasia. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the intensifying rivalry with China demonstrate the need for these voices to be heard more regularly in Washington and beyond,” said Peter Mattis.

Founded in 1984, The Jamestown Foundation is an independent, non-partisan research institution dedicated to providing timely information concerning critical political and strategic developments in China, Russia, Eurasia, and the world of terrorism. Jamestown produces three periodic publications: Eurasia Daily Monitor, Terrorism Monitor, and China Brief. Jamestown research and analysis is available to the public free-of-charge via Jamestown’s website,