New Gig

I’m starting a new chapter in my professional career this morning, having been hired as the managing editor for the Atlantic Council of the United States. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be working with CEO Fred Kempe and the senior leadership of the Council in relaunching their Web presence. I’m excited about the opportunity to help make the go-to destination for news and analysis on the Atlantic alliance.

I’ll be busy in the next few weeks, getting acclimated to the new job and new schedule. My intention is to get more content up early in the morning, do some pre-posting of less time sensitive pieces, and to get quick posts in when I can.

In the longer run, the opportunities created by being with a premiere think tank, working with talented, plugged-in people, and networking with the D.C. foreign policy community will be invaluable and hopefully that’ll energize my analysis here.

It should go without saying but any views expressed here are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of the Atlantic Council, its leadership, or pretty much anyone other than me.

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James Joyner
About James Joyner
James Joyner is Professor of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm veteran. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.


  1. markm says:

    Congrats on the new gig. Question:

    “In the longer run, the opportunities created by being with a premiere think think tank”

    Are think think tanks more gooder than a run of the mill think tank??.


  2. James,



  3. Moonage says:

    I know how you feel James. I often feel when hosting my views on my blog that my opinions are exclusively my own and shared by no one else but me.

    Good luck with the new gig. I enjoy your stuff here and hope it continues here as well.

    ( MarkM, he’s practicing something called double-think. It’s what intellectuals do. Us peons just double-speak before double-thinking. )

  4. Triumph says:

    This is sweet! This will finally put the Atlantic Council on the map.

  5. Congratulations on the new job, James! It sounds like a great step up.

  6. Tlaloc says:

    Congratulations. Think tanks always raise red flags with me but it’s not Heritage. 🙂

    It’s nice that you sound excited about the work. Good luck.

  7. James Joyner says:

    Thanks, all.

    Fixed the double think issue. That’s what I get for writing posts during late night Cowboys games.

  8. Jon Henke says:

    Congratulations, James. You were one of the people on my short list of “bloggers who should be hired immediately”. You’ll do great, and I look forward to seeing it.

    Let me know if I can do anything to help.

  9. Matthew J. Stinson says:

    Congratulations on the ascension to think tankery (think tankhood?), James. I hope it doesn’t cut into your posting too much, as there’s a little thing called an election coming up, and I’m afraid my non-voting decision will be less informed without your sober commentary.

  10. James Joyner says:

    I think I’ll have plenty of time for election blogging. Indeed, as things develop with the ACUS site, I’ll likely be doing mostly domestic affairs blogging at OTB.

  11. John Cole says:

    Congrats, James. A good choice on their part.

  12. Cernig says:

    Massive congrats, James. I hope the ACUS realizes what a great catch it has made.

    Regards, C

  13. Congratulations and good luck.

  14. Beldar says:

    Go get ’em, Tiger! Grats to you and them.

  15. Rick Moran says:

    Congratulations, Jim. Sounds like an exciting opportunity for you.