Joshua Jacobs

Joshua Jacobs is a Senior Middle East Analyst at 361 Security. He completed his Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from American University, and currently works as the Communications Director for the Jacobs Law Group mid-sized corporate litigation and venture capital firm. He is also a widely published writer and analyst focusing on issues related to international politics and topics of global interest. His pieces have been featured in radio, television, and print outlets as diverse as Al-Jazeera, the Jamestown Foundation, the Christian Science Monitor, and the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Joshua is also deeply passionate about the role of science and technology in our lives and is a founding member of the Conservative Future Project.

Iran, America, and the Kurdish Question

To bolster the US government's foreign policy, Washington would be well-advised to attempt to plant and cultivate a relationship with the PJAK, the armed-Kurdish resistance group at odds with Iran. The hills and mountains of the Kurdistan province of western Iran serve as the battleground and shelter for the most potent armed resistance group in the Islamic Republic. For almost a decade, the... Continue Reading

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Mali in the Rearview Mirror

The fear that Mali could turn into another Afghanistan is unwarranted. Just last month concern was mounting that stiff Islamist resistance in Mali, combined with the alleged presence of heavy or sophisticated equipment in the rebel arsenal, would lead to a protracted and difficult campaign. Even though the majority of the country has been retaken, and heavy losses have been inflicted on the... Continue Reading

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