The Global Initiative Network

GIN Member

Dr. Kimberley L. Thachuk

Senior Lecturer, Johns Hopkins University

Kimberley L. Thachuk, PhD is a senior analyst and educator focusing on transnational security issues, including corruption; organized crime and terrorism; human, drug, and arms trafficking; and environment, health, and energy. She served as the National Counterintelligence Officer for Transnational Issues at the Office of the National Counterintelligence Executive, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, as well as a Senior Analyst and Director of Research at a number of US intelligence community locations.

Prior to this, for over a decade, Dr. Thachuk was a Senior Research Professor and analyst directing policy and projects on transnational threats at the National Defense University, the US Department of Defense. Concurrently, she stood up the graduate-level Transnational Security Issues Concentration in the Security Policy Studies program at the Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University.

Currently, she teaches among other courses, Transnational Security Issues, Transnational Organized Crime, and US Security in a Disordered World at the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, Johns Hopkins University. She is the author of numerous articles and editor of two volumes: Transnational Threats: Smuggling and Trafficking in Arms, Drugs and Human Life (Praeger, 2007), and Terrorist Criminal Enterprises: Financing Terrorism through Organized Crime (Praeger, 2018).


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