Javid Ahmad is a nonresident fellow with the Atlantic Council's South Asia Center and a senior intelligence manager at iJET International, a risk management firm, where he manages a fifteen-member team of intelligence analysts and provides analytical content and assessments to business and government clients. He is also a senior policy adviser to Afghanistan's minister of finance, focusing on devising policies and strategies on anti-money-laundering and counterterrorism financing issues. Additionally, he is a nonresident fellow at the Modern War Institute at West Point, where he researches and publishes on pressing security and counterterrorism issues in South Asia.
Previously, Javid worked on South Asia supporting the Pentagon’s Afghanistan-Pakistan Hands program and the US Naval Postgraduate School. He also worked as a program coordinator for Asia for the German Marshall Fund of the United States, a Washington-based think tank. In addition, he has worked for the NATO HQ in Brussels, the Voice of America, and the Afghan embassy in Washington. He has also worked on governance issues for organizations in Kabul. Javid’s writing has appeared, inter alia, in The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, Foreign Policy, CNN.com, Foreign Affairs, The National Interest, and The Daily Beast. He has a BA in international relations from Beloit College and an MA in security studies from Yale University.