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Welcome to my professional webpage!

I am a Post-Doctoral Fellow with the Foreign Policy Institute of Johns Hopkins SAIS. I am a former USIP-Minerva Peace & Security Scholar with the U.S. Institute of Peace. Prior to my PhD, I was a licensed Fraud Operations Analyst at E*TRADE, where I identified and resolved cases of financial fraud based on technical data and client behavioral patterns.​

Research expertise: cyber conflict; NATO and transatlantic security; military innovation and implementation; U.S. security and foreign policy; Estonian and Baltic security.​

Research

My research focuses on research focuses on the development of cyber forces across NATO member countries, the transatlantic gap in military innovation, and emerging strategic challenges for NATO and its members.

Areas of expertise: cyber conflict; NATO and transatlantic security; military innovation and implementation; U.S. security and foreign policy; Estonian and Baltic security.

Current Projects

The Diffusion of Cyber Forces:

Military Innovation and the Dynamic Implementation of Cyber Force Structure

Book Project

Estonia's Road to Cyber Command

Working Paper

The Global Spread of Cyber Forces, 2000-2018

Working Paper

An Introduction to The Dataset on Cyber Force Structures (DCFS)

Working Paper

 
 

Resume

Experience

2020 - Present

2019 - 2020

2018

2015 - 2019

2013 - 2015

POST-DOCTORAL FELLOW

Johns Hopkins University

School of Advanced International Studies

Washington, D.C.

USIP-MINERVA

PEACE & SECURITY SCHOLAR

United States  Institute of Peace

Washington, D.C.

GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT

Qualitative Data Repository

Syracuse, NY

GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANT

Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY

FRAUD OPERATIONS ANALYST/

FINANCIAL SERVICES REPRESENTATIVE

E*TRADE Financial Corporation

Alpharetta, GA

Education

Ph.D.     /   Syracuse University

Political Science

Concentrations: International Relations, Public Admin. & Policy

2020

M.A.     /   Virginia Tech

Political Science

Concentration: International Relations

2013

B.A.     /   The College of William & Mary

Government

2011

Contact

Foreign Policy Institute

Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies

1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW

Rome Building, Suite 734

Washington, DC 20036

jblessing@jhu[.]edu     /      @JasonABlessing     /     Phone upon request

 

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