Ashley Jackson

Dr. Ashley Jackson is a researcher and author, focused on conflict and armed groups. She is currently the co-director of the Centre for the Study of Armed Groups at the Overseas Development Institute, and an Associate Researcher with the Conflict, Security and Development Research Group at King’s College London. 

Ashley has written extensively about the Afghan conflict and the Taliban and is the author of Negotiating Survival: Civilian-Insurgent Relations in Afghanistan (Hurst, forthcoming 2021). Prior to this, she worked with both Oxfam and the UN Department of Political Affairs in Afghanistan. 

Ashley routinely writes for Foreign Policy and has contributed to a number of other outlets including the Telegraph, Guardian, and Al Jazeera. Her work has been cited by the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, Economist, and other outlets. She holds a Ph.D. from King’s College London and an MSc from the London School of Economics.