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Jason M. Blazakis

Professor, Middlebury Institute of International Studies

Jason M. Blazakis is a Professor of Practice at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, California. He previously directed the Office of Counterterrorism Finance and Designations at the U.S. Department of State.
Ideas

The US Recently Made a Smart Move Toward Iran. Killing Soleimani Wasn’t It

The decision to focus on Tehran’s proxies in the wake of the embassy attack was the right course.

Ideas

Declaring Mexican Drug Cartels ‘Terrorists’ Is a Bad Old Idea

Trump and Obama policymakers rejected it because it brings no new tools to bear — and quite a few drawbacks.