COL. John (Jay) A. Cope
Mr. Cope is a specialist in Western Hemisphere defense and security affairs, U.S. policy for Latin America and the Caribbean, civil-military relations, and defense education. Before retiring from the Army, Colonel Cope served in the State Department's Bureau of Inter-American Affairs, U.S. Southern Command, and U.S. Army South, U.S. Army War College, and the 101st Airborne Division.
Past projects at INSS include developing the concept for and founding the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies (CHDS) as well as assessing the effectiveness worldwide of U.S. International Military Education and Training (IMET). Recent policy research and analysis has focused on security cooperation in the Caribbean Basin, including Mexico, as in integral part of U.S. homeland defense, U.S. policy toward Colombia, and the Defense Department’s engagement with Brazil and Chile.
Mr. Cope has contributed articles and chapters on regional security and defense issues in other U.S. and foreign publications. His edited volume, Resilient Democracy: Reflections on the Progress, Risks, and Strategic Importance of Security in Colombia, will be published in 2010.
Mr. Cope holds a M.A. from Duke University and a B.S. from the U.S. Military Academy. He has taught at the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Army War College, the U.S. Marine Corps War College, components of the NDU, the Department of State's Foreign Service Institute, and numerous civilian and military schools in Latin Americas.
"A Prescription for Protecting the Southern Approach," Joint Forces Quarterly
"Columbia's War: Toward a New Strategy," Strategic Forum, October 2002.
"Hemisphere Security: A New Approach," with Professor Frank Mora in Current History, February 2009.