Thomas F. Lynch III, Ph.D. (USA), (CSR)
Dr. Thomas F. Lynch III is a Distinguished Research Fellow for South Asia and the Near East at the Institute of National Strategic Studies (INSS) at the National Defense University (NDU) in Washington, D.C. He researches, writes, lectures and organizes workshops and conferences for Department of Defense customers on the topics of Pakistan, Afghanistan, India & the Subcontinent, the Gulf Arab States, and the past & future trajectory of radical Islam.
Dr. Lynch has published widely on the politics and security of South Asia and the Near East, including articles in Orbis, The American Interest, and Joint Forces Quarterly; book chapters in publications by NDU Press and Johns Hopkins University Press; and feature monographs with the New America Foundation, the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point, and NDU Press. He is also regular multi-media analyst and commentator on national and international programs with FOX News television, Al Jazeera International television (Qatar), Alhurra television, Express-24/7 television (Pakistan), Voice of America radio and television, and FOX News radio.
Dr. Lynch joined NDU-INSS in July 2010 after a 28 year career as an active duty U.S. Army officer, serving in a variety of command and staff positions as an armor/cavalry officer and as a senior level politico-military analyst. Dr. Lynch was a Special Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff & Deputy Director of the Chairman’s Advisory & Initiatives Group; Commander of the U.S. Army War Theater Support Group in Doha, Qatar; Director of the Advisory Group for the Commander, U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM); and Military Special Assistant to the U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan. He spent 42 of 44 months from 2004-07 on assignment in the Middle East and South Asia supporting OPERATIONS ENDURING & IRAQI FREEDOM.
Dr. Lynch is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and an adjunct professor in the Security Studies Program in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He is also a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, the International Studies Association and the Arms Control Association. Dr. Lynch holds a B.S. from the United States Military Academy; and an MPA, M.A., and Ph.D. in International Relations from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs at Princeton University.
Punjabi Militancy and Pakistani Responses: 2002-2011, An NDU-INSS Strategic Forum [Forthcoming].
Nuclear Proliferation and Crisis Stability on the Subcontinent, An NDU-INSS Strategic Forum [Forthcoming].
The 80 Percent Solution: The Strategic Defeat of bin Laden’s al-Qaeda and Implications for South Asian Security, A New America Foundation National Security Studies Program Policy Paper, February 2012.
The 80% Solution: The Defeat of bin Laden’s al-Qaeda and South Asian Security, Conference Proceedings: Ten Years Later: Insights on al-Qaeda’s Past & Future through Captured Records, Eds. Lorry Fenner, Mark Stout and Jessica Goldings (Washington, D.C.: The Johns Hopkins University Center for Advanced Governmental Studies, 2012), pp. 149-168.
“Transnational Movements and Terrorism,” with Mark Stout and T.X. Hammes, Joint Forces Quarterly, Issue 54 (April 2009). http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Transnational+movements+and+terrorism.-a0195427688
Chapter 6: Transnational Movements and Terrorism, with Mark Stout in Global Strategic Assessment 2009: America’s Security Role in a Changing World; International Institute for Strategic Studies, National Defense University (NDU-INSS); NDU Press, Spring 2009, pp. 120-38.
“Afghan Dilemmas: Staying Power,” The American Interest, Vol. III, No. 5, (May/June 2008).
“NATO Unbound: Out-of-Area Operations in the Greater Middle East,” Orbis, Vol. 49, No. 1 (Winter 2005).
“Of Iraq and Post-Cold War Arms Control,” National Security Studies Quarterly, Vol. V., Issue 1 (Winter 1999).
Military Factors and Conventional Arms Control: The Impact of Technology and Doctrine Upon Conventional Military Offensiveness and Arms Control. (Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press Dissertation Service, 1995).
"Foundations of Radicalism," in Understanding International Relations 2nd ed., Eds. Daniel J. Kaufman et. al. (New York: McGraw Hill, 1993), pp. 884-900. Subsequently reproduced for multiple edited readers on international relations, including those in use at the US Army War College and the US Naval War College.
Sunni and Shia Terrorism – Differences that Matter. Occasional Paper Series- Combating Terrorism Center (CTC), West Point, New York (December 2008).
“Chapter 6: Transnational Movements and Terrorism,” with Mark Stout & T.X. Hammes in America’s Security Role in a Changing World: Global Strategic Assessment, 2009; NDU-INSS (Spring 2009).
“The Foundations of Radicalism,” in Understanding International Relations, Asa Clark, Thomas Lynch & Ricky Waddell eds., McGraw-Hill (1993).
“Benefits of Hiring Young Veterans,” with Michael O’Hanlon, The Washington Times (February 17, 2008)
“Rewards of Hiring Veterans,” with Michael O’Hanlon, The Washington Times (October 9, 2007)