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Prof. Thomas H. Johnson

Professor Thomas H. Johnson is the Research Professor and Director of the Program for Culture and Conflict Studies at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA. He has conducted research and written about Afghanistan, South Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa for over 2 decades. He has taught at the University of Southern California and the Foreign Service Institute, and frequently lectures at Service Academies. Before joining the faculty of the Naval Postgraduate School, he served on the research faculty of George Mason University. He regularly conducts field research in Afghanistan and South Asia. He served as the counterinsurgency advisor to the Commander of Task Force Kandahar (General Jon Vance). Dr. Johnson has written publications appearing in the American Political Science Review, International Security, Journal of Politics, Orbis: A Journal of World Affairs, Central Asian Survey, Military Review, China and Eurasian Forum Quarterly, Middle East Journal, Small Wars and Insurgencies, Strategic Insights, Public Opinion, The Brown Journal of World Affairs, Strategic Review, Politikon: South African Journal of Political Science, The Historian, Journal of Modern African Studies, as well as numerous scholarly edited volumes and texts. His commentaries have appeared in numerous media outlets to include The Washington Post, Atlantic Monthly, The Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun, Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Correio Braziliense (Brazil), Newsday, Newsweek, and on PBS NewsHour, CNN’s Christianne Amanpour Show, CBS, BBC, CNBC, KCBS, KQED, National Public Radio’s All Things Considered and the Morning Edition and Voice of America. x

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SSI books and monographs by Prof. Thomas H. Johnson

  • U.S. Policy and Strategy Toward Afghanistan after 2014

    October 28, 2014

    Authored by Dr. Larry P. Goodson, Prof. Thomas H. Johnson.
    View the Executive Summary

    What should the United States do about Afghanistan? After nearly 13 years and substantial U.S. national commitment, much has changed in Afghanistan, the United States, Afghanistan’s region, and the globe. This monograph answers six key questions for U.S. leaders regarding preparation of policy and strategy recommendations on Afghanistan.