James E. Delaney

Institute for Defense Analyses

James E. Delaney, ICAS Advisor to the ICAS Liberty Tennis Board, has served as a consultant to the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) for over 10 years. During that time, he has worked with a succession of Presidents of IDA on Asia policy, primarily focused on expanding the United States’ science and technology collaborations with major institutions and governments in the Asia Pacific.

Prior to joining IDA, Jim was Senior Fellow at the Institute for National Strategic Studies at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C. He formerly served as a senior intelligence officer in the CIA for several decades, including posts in Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Vietnam, and Thailand. His final postings were Station Chief in Korea and then Station Chief in Japan.

At IDA, Jim has worked closely with U.S. and Asian leaders across all sectors on projects involving dual-use technologies, defense and law enforcement, and critical infrastructure. He also has extensive experience in U.S.-Japan -Korea cooperation in regional security and contingency planning.

Jim and his wife, Dorothy, have eight children, including several who are very accomplished tennis players. Pat, their daughter was All Japan National Singles and Doubles Champion, their son Tim was All Japan National Singles Champion, and their oldest son James was captain of the Stanford University Tennis Team and played several years as a professional.

Jim has a BA from Boston College and a Doctorate in Jurisprudence from Georgetown University Law Center.

He is a frequent guest participant in the ICAS programs including the ICAS Symposia series. Jim won the distinction of the longest-drive in the ICAS Liberty Golf Classic Invitational 2007.

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