The CTC is proud to announce that Juan Zarate has joined the CTC as the Class of 1971 Senior Fellow. In this capacity, Mr. Zarate will provide support and mentorship, utilizing his wealth of experience in the counterterrorism policy community. Mr. Zarate served as the Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Combating Terrorism from 2005 to 2009, and was responsible for developing and implementing the U.S. Government’s counterterrorism strategy and policies related to transnational security threats. Mr. Zarate was the first ever Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes. Mr. Zarate is a former federal prosecutor who served on terrorism prosecution teams prior to 9/11, including the investigation of the USS Cole attack.
Mr. Zarate is currently the Chairman and Co-Founder of the Financial Integrity Network, the Senior National Security Analyst for CBS News, and a Visiting Lecturer of Law at the Harvard Law School. He is the author of Treasury’s War: The Unleashing of a New Era of Financial Warfare (2013), Forging Democracy (1994), and a variety of articles in The New York Times, Financial Times, Washington Post, Wall St. Journal, LA Times, the Washington Quarterly and other publications.