John Parachini

John Parachini is a senior international policy analyst and the former director of the Intelligence Policy Center at the RAND Corporation. He has led RAND projects on North Korean decision making, WMD proliferation, intelligence and strategic warning, emerging technology forecasting, the propensity of terrorists to acquire chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear weapons; foreign terrorist fighter adaptations to counter measures; and scenario development for counterterrorism planning.

Parachini has testified before both houses of Congress and published articles on terrorism and weapons proliferation in the Washington Quarterly, Arms Control Today, RAND Review, The Nonproliferation Review, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, Prism, the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, Newsday, USA Today, Prism and International Herald Tribune.

Previously, Parachini served as the executive director of the Washington office of the Monterey Institute of International Studies’ Center for Nonproliferation Studies. Prior to joining the Monterey Institute, he was a senior associate at the Henry L. Stimson Center, where he focused on nonproliferation and arms control issues. He served in short assignments at the U.S. State Department.

Parachini has taught at Georgetown University, George Washington University, the University of Southern California Washington Policy Center and the City University of New York’s Baruch College.

Parachini holds a B.A. in philosophy from Haverford College; an M.A. in international relations from the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University; and an M.B.A. from Georgetown University.

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