Scott Jones

Nonresident Fellow

Trade, Technology & Security

Scott A. Jones is a Nonresident Fellow at Stimson with the Trade, Technology, and Security program.  His areas of expertise are WMD nonproliferation, export controls, sanctions, and economics.  Jones is also a principal at TradeSecure, LLC. a global advisory firm focused on export control, FDI, sanctions, and trade compliance solutions.  Previously, Jones served as Director at the University of Georgia’s Center for International Trade and Security and foreign affairs analyst at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.  His current activities and interests include U.S. and Chinese security and defense policy, the socioeconomic impact of exponential technology, foreign direct investment and national security, and the security implications of evolving global supply chains. In addition, he regularly briefs U.S. and foreign government and private sector officials on a range of international trade and security issues. He speaks French and Russian fluently. He received his Ph.D. in international political economy at the University of Georgia and an MA at Lancaster University in the UK.

Select Publications

The Evolution of the Ukrainian Export Control System: State Building and International Cooperation (London: Ashgate, 2004). Co-edited books: To Supply or To Deny: Nonproliferation Export Controls in Five Key Countries, (New York: Kluwer, 2003). Crossroad and Conflict: Conflict, Foreign Policy Tradeoffs, and Security in the Caucasus (New York: Routledge Press, 1999).


Helping governments implement and enforce international obligations regarding trade in dual-use technologies and sanctions by generating actionable recommendations and practitioner-friendly guidance.

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The Promise and Limits of Indo-US Defense Cooperation

During his recent testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee, the newly minted US Secretary of Defense, Gen. Lloyd Austin, stated that the Biden Administration aims to “further operationalise” India’s Major Defense Partner status and co…

Political Economy of Technology Control

Denying China US-made computer chips could hurt the United States as much as it hurts them

A slippery slope: Will foreign companies start ditching American dual-use tech?

Largely the result of European space and defense manufacturer design outs, the “U.S. International Trade in Arms Regulations-free” movement began in the 1990s. Since that time, the ITAR-free movement has diffused into other industry sectors and regions…

Press Release
Seema Gahlaut joins the Stimson Center’s Trade, Technology, and Security Program

For Immediate Release August 14, 2018 Contact: Audel Shokohzadeh, [email protected], 202-478-3419 Washington, DC — The Stimson Center welcomes Seema Gahlaut as a Senior Fellow with the Center’s Trade, Technology, and Security program. The program…

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