Jamie Fly is a senior fellow and director of the Future of Geopolitics and Asia programs at The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF). He also works with the Alliance for Securing Democracy at GMF. He served as counselor for Foreign and National Security Affairs to Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) from 2013–2017, serving as his foreign policy advisor during his presidential campaign. Prior to joining Senator Rubio’s staff in February 2013, he served as the executive director of the Foreign Policy Initiative (FPI) from its founding in early 2009. Prior to joining FPI, Mr. Fly served in the Bush administration at the National Security Council (2008–2009) and in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (2005–2008). He was director for Counterproliferation Strategy at the National Security Council, where his portfolio included the Iranian nuclear program, Syria, missile defense, chemical weapons, proliferation finance, and other counterproliferation issues. In the Office of the Secretary of Defense, he was an assistant for Transnational Threats Policy, where he helped to develop U.S. strategy related to the proliferation of missiles as well as nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons. For his work in the Department of Defense, he was awarded the Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service.
Prior to his service in government, Mr. Fly worked for the Republican National Committee on President Bush’s 2004 re-election campaign in Ohio and on the 2005 Presidential Inaugural Committee. Additionally, Mr. Fly was a research associate at the Council on Foreign Relations from 2002–2004, where he worked on European and national security issues. He has also worked at the World Bank.
Mr. Fly was a 2004 German Marshall Fund Manfred Wörner Fellow, 2009 Claremont Institute Lincoln Fellow, and he participated in the 2004 Aspen Institute Berlin’s Transatlantic Young Leaders Program, the 2006 Atlantik Brücke German-America Young Leaders Conference, and the 2006 Bucerius Summer School on Global Governance and is a participant in the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung’s Global Atlanticists Program. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
His articles and reviews have been published in The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, National Review, Commentary, Politico, The Weekly Standard, Forbes.com, USA Today, USNews.com, The Daily Caller, and National Review Online.
Mr. Fly received a BA in international studies and political science from American University and an MA in German and European studies from Georgetown University.