Jonathan Paris is a London-based political analyst with wide research interests which include the Middle East, South Asia, Europe, transatlantic relations, international security and counter-terrorism.
He is a Senior Advisor at the Chertoff Group, non-resident Senior Fellow with the South Asia Centre of the Atlantic Council and Associate Fellow at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR) at King’s College London.
Prior to moving to London in 2001, Mr Paris was a Middle East Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York from 1995-2000. He also co-edited the first book on Indonesia’s democratic transition, The Politics of Post-Suharto Indonesia (Brookings 1999) and taught at Yale University from 1994-97.
Before turning to public policy, he had a 15-year career as an international lawyer and investment banker in New York and Singapore at Milbank Tweed Hadley and McCloy and the Singapore office of Coudert Brothers from 1978-1983. He worked in New York at Salomon Brothers and European Investors Inc from 1984-1992.
In London, he was Vice President of Merrill Lynch Investment Bank covering the Gulf from 2001-2003. He was a Senior Associate Member at St Antony’s College, Oxford, from 2004-2005.
He is a graduate of Yale University and Stanford Law School in the United States.