Jason Bartlett is a Research Assistant for the Energy, Economics, and Security Program at the Center for a New American Security. His work focuses on global proliferation finance networks and sanctions evasion tactics with specific emphasis on North Korea, Iran, and Venezuela. He also analyzes the adverse effects of new financial technologies on the global financial system, cybersecurity, and sanctions enforcement.
Prior to joining CNAS, Jason worked at C4ADS, CSIS Korea Chair, The Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK), and The Asan Institute for Policy Studies in South Korea. He also volunteered as a News Translator for Daily NK and provided four years of resettlement assistance for North Korean defectors through various human rights NGOs. Jason holds an MA in Asian Studies from the School of Foreign Service and a Graduate Certificate in Refugee and Humanitarian Emergencies from Georgetown University, as well as a BS in Spanish and International Studies from SUNY Oneonta. He also graduated from the Korean Language Institute (KLI) at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea.
He is fluent in Korean and Spanish.