Jonathan Cristol

Bard College; Adelphi University; Former Carnegie New Leader


Jonathan Cristol is a research fellow in the Levermore Global Scholars Program at Adelphi University and a senior fellow at the Center for Civic Engagement at Bard College.

Cristol was previously a fellow at the World Policy Institute from 2015 to 2018. He is the former director of Bard College's Globalization and International Affairs program and for many years was assistant professor of international affairs at Bard College.

Cristol is also a former Carnegie New Leader.

Featured Work

MAY 11, 2021 Podcast

Global Ethics Review: Ending the Afghanistan War, with Jonathan Cristol

Jonathan Cristol, author of "The United States and the Taliban before and after 9/11," discusses ethics and the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan in ...

U.S. representative Zalmay Khalilzad (left) and Taliban representative Abdul Ghani Baradar (right) sign the Agreement for Bringing Peace to Afghanistan in Doha, Qatar on February 29, 2020. CREDIT: <a href="–present)#/media/File:Secretary_Pompeo_Participates_in_a_Signing_Ceremony_in_Doha_(49601220548).jpg">U.S. Department of State/Public Domain</a>

MAR 10, 2020 Podcast

The U.S.-Taliban Agreement & the Future of Afghanistan, with Jonathan Cristol

On February 29, the United States and the Taliban reached an agreement that could potentially end the longest-running war in American history. Jonathan Cristol, author of "...

SEP 18, 2019 Podcast

The End of the U.S.-Taliban Talks? with Jonathan Cristol

Despite progress over the last year, Donald Trump effectively ended the latest round of U.S.-Taliban negotiations with a tweet earlier this month. Will ...

MAY 21, 2019 Podcast

Global Ethics Weekly: The Mueller Report & U.S. Foreign Policy, with Jonathan Cristol

A lot of the talk about the Mueller Report has focused on its political and legal implications, but how will it affect U.S. foreign ...

Reagan and Gorbachev signing the INF Treaty at the White House, December, 1987. CREDIT: <a href="">White House Photographic Office/Public Domain</a>

FEB 28, 2019 Podcast

Implications of the INF Withdrawal, with Jonathan Cristol

Adelphi University's Jonathan Cristol discusses the Trump administration's decision to step away from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) and its possible effects on international ...

FEB 21, 2019 Podcast

Global Ethics Weekly: The U.S.-Taliban Negotiations, with Jonathan Cristol

Jonathan Cristol, author of "The United States and Taliban before and after 9/11," discusses the status of the latest talks between the U.S. government and ...

NOV 8, 2018 Podcast

Global Ethics Weekly: The U.S. & the Taliban Before & After 9/11, with Jonathan Cristol

When most Americans think about the Taliban, their minds go to Osama bin Laden, terrorism, and the endless war in Afghanistan. But as Jonathan Cristol ...

Presidents Obama, Abbas, and Prime Minister Netanyahu<br>CREDIT: <a href="" target="_blank">Official White House photo by Samantha Appleton</a>

APR 13, 2010 Article

Incentivizing Peace in the Middle East: A New Role for the United States

The issue in the Israel/Palestinian conflict is not a lack of desire for peace, but the political inability to achieve it. The basic contours ...

City of David, just outside Jerusalem's Old City, by Jonathan Cristol

APR 8, 2009 Article

Two States, One Capital: A Proposal for the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict

As part of a future two-state solution, Jonathan Cristol proposes making Jerusalem a "free city," fully open to both Israeli and Palestinian passport holders.