Today's Guest

JASON BLAZAKIS

Jason Blazakis is a terrorism and terrorism financing expert who creates strategies to prevent extremists from gaining access to financing. Currently he serves as the Director of the Center on Terrorism, Extremism, and Counterterrorism (CTEC) and is a Professor at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. Previously he served as the Director of the Counterterrorism Finance and Designations Office, Bureau of Counterterrorism, U.S. Department of State.

Before working at the Department of State, Jason served as a domestic intelligence analyst at the Congressional Research Service. He was also the national security adviser to a United States Congressional Representative.

Jason is an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland. He is also the President of Riptide Threat Mitigation Group, Inc., a geopolitical risk consultancy.

 

Links from Episode

The Soufan Center Report

"White Supremacy Extremism: The Transnational Rise of the Violent White Supremacist Movement"

Talking Points Memo Article

"How Hate Groups Abuse The Tax Code To Fund Their Activities"

Foreign Policy

Jason's articles on Foreign Policy

 

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