Jirka Taylor is an analyst at RAND Europe working primarily in the area of communities, safety and justice. Prior to joining RAND, Taylor was an analyst for the Association for International Affairs, a Prague-based organisation. He earned his M.A. in American studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University, Prague and his M.Phil. in international relations at the University of Cambridge. He has been a visiting student at Georgetown University and the University of Washington in Seattle and worked for the Office of the President at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.