Dr. Jones is a Research Scholar at the Center for International Security Studies at Maryland (CISSM). He has been a Non-Resident Fellow at the Brookings Institution, an IREX Fellow in Central Asia and a Guest Fellow at the Moscow office of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Dr. Jones has experience in researching, implementing and managing projects on civil conflict, crisis response, political transition, and economic development throughout the United States, Central Asia, Caucasus, Russia, and Ukraine. The majority of his research and publications have examined the key components and dynamics of civil violence in order to effectively prevent and respond to violent conflict.
Dr. Jones is an expert on Central Asia and specifically Kyrgyzstan. He lived in Kyrgyzstan for almost five years working with Peace Corps and USAID and is working on a book tentatively titled “The Dynamics of Political Protests” about the 2005 Kyrgyzstan Tulip Revolution.