Dr. Jake Sotiriadis is Director of the Center for Futures Intelligence at National Intelligence University (NIU) in Washington, DC. He is a member of the research faculty and teaches courses on international relations, intelligence tradecraft, and geopolitical futures. Jake is a frequent speaker on global futures and intelligence and founded the US Air Force’s Strategic Foresight and Futures Team. He is also an advisor to the State Department and teaches courses at the Foreign Service Institute. His research spans the nexus of disruptive technology, geopolitical risk, and futures intelligence.
He has served nearly two decades as an Air Force intelligence officer, with portfolios that include: advisor to the US Ambassador to Germany, Deputy Chief of the Weapons & Space Division at the National Security Agency, lead China planner in the Air Force’s strategy directorate, and the service’s Chief of Strategic Foresight and Futures.
He holds a Ph.D. in political science and geopolitical futures from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, a Master of Arts in international affairs from the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy at Tufts University, a Master of Philosophy in military strategy from the US Air Force’s School of Advanced Air & Space Studies, a Master of Military Operational Art & Science from the Air Command and Staff College, and a Bachelor of Arts in international studies from Norwich University.
His work as a thought leader has been featured in: The National Interest, The Diplomat, Defense News, C4ISR Journal, China-US Focus, Greece’s Kathimerini, the Middle East Institute, MIT Political Science News, the Futurist Institute, and the Future Today Institute. His forthcoming book, “The Invisible Regime: How Ideology Will Shape 21st Century Geopolitical Competition” will be released in late 2022 by The National Intelligence Press.