Ioannis Koskinas

Senior Fellow, International Security Program

As a Senior Fellow with the International Security Program at New America, Ioannis "Gianni" Koskinas focuses on foreign policy issues with an emphasis on Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, and the Levant. He is the CEO of the Hoplite Group, a company focused on sustainable and innovative solutions to complex problems, in the most challenging environments and harshest conditions. Previously he was the Executive Vice President of the Asia Africa Projects Group and the President of the Global Initiatives Group, focusing on natural resources development and national security projects, respectively. Gianni retired from the U.S. Air Force in 2011 after a twenty-year career in Special Operations. He has a B.S. in Biology from the University of Connecticut, as well as three Master's degrees in Operational Art, Strategy, and International Relations. He is also a candidate for a Ph.D. in War Studies from King's College, London.

All Work

Return on Investment: The Key to President Trump’s Approach to Afghanistan

The Trump administration should abandon efforts for a quick end to the war in Afghanistan and instead focus on return of investment.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY and NEW AMERICA
Afghanistan on the Brink, Part 2

Ioannis Koskinas wrote for Foreign Policy about the the risks to Afghanistan in this new era


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY and NEW AMERICA
Afghanistan on the Brink, Part 1

Ioannis Koskinas wrote for Foriegn Policy about the the risks to Afghanistan in this new era.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY and NEW AMERICA
Obama’s Two-Year Plan for Afghanistan is Doomed

Obama offered yet another short-term solution, but it’s time the US starts talking about a long-term troop agreement, just like we gave Sout


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY and NEW AMERICA
Kunduz City Falls

Future of War fellow Ioannis Koskinas analyzes the fall of Kunduz City to the Taliban in the South Asia Channel.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
Call the Taliban What They Are — Terrorists

Although Obama chose to end the U.S. combat role in Afghanistan on an arbitrary timeline, the conflict is intensifying and Taliban terror ta