Thomas F. (Tom) 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 joined INSS after a 28-year career in the active duty U.S. Army as an armor/cavalry officer and a senior-level politico-military analyst on the personal staffs of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS), the Commander, U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM), and as a Military Special Assistant to the U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan.

Lynch has published widely on the politics and security of South Asia and the Near East, including India-Japan Strategic Cooperation and Implications for U.S. Strategy in the Indo-Asia-Pacific Region (March 2017).

He holds a B.S. from the United States Military Academy and an M.P.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in International Relations from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs at Princeton University.

Last Updated: June 12, 2018



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