Before coming to NSN, James interned at the Center for American Progress where he worked on international law, international organizations and transatlantic relations. A regular contributor to Democracy Arsenal, James has also appeared in both domestic and international publications. A native of New Jersey, James received a B.A. in History from Rowan University and a M.S. in Global Affairs from Rutgers University.
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By Douglas B. Wilson, Spencer P. Boyer and James Lamond October 9, 2012 | Reuters Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney gave his “Mantle of Leadership” speech Monday – his third major attempt in a year to outline his views on foreign policy. In a speech filled with rhetoric rather than substance, and with repeated and [...]
James Lamond on Voice of Russia Radio Disscussing CIA operations in post-attack Libya with Jessica Jordan
James Lamond on CIA operations in post-attack Libya Click for link to the audio file. WASHINGTON – The U.S. State Department’s investigation into the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that left Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other diplomats dead is using every available resource at its disposition. FBI officials are participating [...]
By James Lamond December 16, 2011 | The American Prospect It is usually difficult to find an issue, particularly in the form of current legislation, that unites retired generals and admirals, civil libertarians, Tea Party activists, retired intelligence officers, current Obama administration national-security officials, and former Bush administration officials. But this year’s defense authorization bill, [...]
There was a fairly disturbing portion of the debate tonight where most of the GOP contenders for president supported monitoring Muslims closer than other citizens … it is just flat out bad security policy. There are four basic reasons, without getting into the serious first and second order effects, for this: It overloads and already stressed national security apparatus, serves as a distraction to the real problems, hinders cooperation between communities and law enforcement, and can serve terrorists’ recruitment process.
The Night Hawk, October 21, 2011
By Heather Hurlburt and James Lamond, The Hill, October 20, 2011
Ten years ago, America and the world were shocked by the horrific 9/11 terrorist attacks perpetrated by al Qaeda. In a new paper, “Lessons In Counterterrorism Ten Years After 9/11: What Works And What Doesn’t,” the National Security Network’s Heather Hurlburt and James Lamond outline lessons military and security experts have drawn from the experiences of the past decade, and what that means for counterterrorism policy going forward:
The Karel Show, August 22, 201
U Need 2 Know’s Frank Knapp interviews NSN’s James Lamond on the current state of Libya. Transcript: Frank Knapp: On the phone Mr. James Lamond from the National Security Network. James how are you? James Lamond: I’m doing great how about you? Knapp: I am fine, alright James, you are going to first of all [...]
The Block Radio, August 22nd, 2011