James Siebens is a Research Associate with the Defense Strategy and Planning program, where he is currently working on a book related to US military operations “short of war” since the end of the Cold War. Siebens’ research focuses on grand strategy, foreign military intervention, civil war, and hybrid warfare. He previously served as the Special Assistant to the President and CEO at the Stimson Center. Prior to joining Stimson, Siebens held a contract appointment with the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) at the University of Maryland, where he worked as a Data Analyst on a Defense Department project related to Gray Zone conflict.
Siebens holds an M.A. in International Affairs with a concentration in Global Security from American University’s School of International Service.