Jason Thomas

Jason Thomas worked alongside US forces in Afghanistan in 2009-2010 and in 2011.  He has also worked in South Sudan, the civil war area in Sri Lanka and the Philippines.   In his spare time he takes disadvantaged kids up the Kokoda Track in PNG, a World War Two battleground. Opinions, conclusions, and recommendations expressed or implied within are solely those of the author.

On 16 January 2013 the BP and Statoil ASA In Amenas gas facility in Algeria was attacked by al Qaeda linked terrorists resulting in the deaths of 40 workers.

Avoid the Charlie Wilson complex: guilt over the cries of ‘abandoning Afghanistan’ and deciding not to spend billions more of taxpayer’s money on a hop-scotch of social...

Multi-national corporations--particularly from the extractive sector with long project life cycles, access to capital, and attractive return on investment--could act as a new phase in civil-...

Jason Thomas explores the romance of COIN theory and where it has gotten us in Afghanistan, suggesting instead we follow the less romantic, more focused "hedgehog concept."

Smaller and weaker opponents do not have a monopoly on asymmetric warfare and it does not need to be left to Guerrilla movements for us to romantically read about in the future.   We need...