The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Should Talk AND Fight

4 March 2021 Jason Criss Howk “I think it’s crucial to discard these simple theories/labels and study the more nuanced approaches to achieving peace. If I had to be categorized, I would fall mostly into the talk AND fight approach to bring about Afghanistan security building. Let’s unpack that view…” To read more go to… Read More The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Should Talk AND Fight

Flashback: Into the Afghan Minefields with The HALO Trust

Flashback: Into the Afghan Minefields with The HALO Trust By Jason Criss Howk Thanksgiving Day 2020 Like many of you watching this season of The Crown, I am getting angry with Prince Charles, but also getting more curious about the world’s Princess. One of the things I remember vividly about Princess Diana is her work… Read More Flashback: Into the Afghan Minefields with The HALO Trust

The Electoral College is one of America’s Most Democratic Institutions

The Electoral College is one of America’s Most Democratic Institutions Jason Criss Howk 8 November 2020 When I was teaching American Government at college and also leading a presidential election seminar series for our college’s older adult learners over the last two years, our discussions often touched on the electoral college system. Many people had… Read More The Electoral College is one of America’s Most Democratic Institutions

COVID19 Interview with Pandemics and Emerging Infectious Diseases Specialist Edward Balkovic, Ph.D. (AKA Dr. Microbe)

COVID19 Interview with Pandemics and Emerging Infectious Diseases Specialist Edward Balkovic, Ph.D. (AKA Dr. Microbe) Jason Criss Howk, 4 September 2020 As a college adjunct professor of Middle East studies, I get to teach some other professors, and often they have a lot to teach me. I sat down recently with Dr. Ed Balkovic to… Read More COVID19 Interview with Pandemics and Emerging Infectious Diseases Specialist Edward Balkovic, Ph.D. (AKA Dr. Microbe)

#ShortBookReviews Brother Robert by A.C. Anderson

Jason Criss Howk 25 July 2020 Reviewing Brother Robert: Growing up with Robert Johnson by Annye C. Anderson with Preston Lauterbach, 2020, hachette Books Brother Robert: Growing up with Robert Johnson “We weren’t blood. We were family.” The continuing circle of musical skills and the stories of extended families coming together to face adversity provides… Read More #ShortBookReviews Brother Robert by A.C. Anderson

Education Opportunities for NatSec Specialists

My latest article on many of the unique education opportunities out there for folks in the National Security, Foreign Affairs and development world. You need to take advantage of all these great educators and mentors I will always remember my CFR experience. Their fellowship is top shelf. Read more here https://news.clearancejobs.com/2020/04/27/expand-your-national-security-education-prepare-to-operate-in-the-jiim-plus-world/ Cheers Jason