James JF Forest is Assistant Professor and Director of Terrorism Studies at the United States Military Academy, West Point, which involves an array of curricular development and research initiatives for the USMA Combating Terrorism Center. He has also worked on projects for several U.S. government agencies. He teaches courses on international relations, comparative politics, information warfare, terrorism/counterterrorism, and political development in sub-Saharan Africa.
He began his career in higher education working as a policy analyst for the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education and as a research associate for the Boston College Center for International Higher Education. He has served as director of research and technology for the Ford Foundation's National Center for Urban Partnerships and assistant to the president for strategic planning and analysis at Franklin Pierce College.
The role of everyday citizens in homeland security ASK THIS | September 06, 2006 Instead of just fueling public fears, the government could actually strengthen public resilience, writes James Forest, who teaches terrorism studies at West Point. Last in a series about homeland security.
When market forces aren’t enough ASK THIS | August 16, 2006 James Forest, who teaches terrorism studies at West Point, wonders what happens if market forces alone don’t lead private companies to sufficiently protect and insure critical infrastructure. Third in a series about homeland security.
Is the best defense a good offense? Or a good defense? ASK THIS | August 09, 2006 James Forest, who teachers terrorism studies at West Point, wonders what more effectively reduces national risk: $3.1 billion for a squadron of F-22 fighters, or $3.1 billion for port security? Second in a series about homeland security.