Jonathan Bissell

Jonathan Bissell is a Major in the United States Army with 25 years of service.  He has served overseas for seven years in Panama, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq, and Peru.  He spent the majority of his career in combat arms units as a logistician.  For the last four years, however, Jonathan has worked as a Foreign Area Officer in Latin America, where he works with partner nations to strengthen defense ties and improve military capacity through security cooperation. He is currently a student at the Elliott School of International Affairs in the Master of International Policy and Practice program.

Within two years of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez’s death, his regionally inspired “Bolivarian Revolution” is currently facing the largest threat to its survival.

Despite criticism from pundits, President Santos has pragmatically led Colombia through a difficult era, and currently has it poised to reach a lasting internal peace.