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Joshua Rovner

Associate Professor School of International Service

Research interests: Intelligence, Strategy, Foreign Policy


PhD, Political Science, MIT
MA, Political Science, Boston College
BA, Political Science, UC San Diego

SIS - School of International Service
SIS - 312
Contact Info
(202) 885-6706

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The Brush Pass


  • Fall 2017

    • SISU-330 Topics in Natl Sec/Foreign Pol: U.S. Nat'l Security Strategy
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  • Spring 2018

    • SIS-653 Topics in U.S. Foreign Policy: Nat'l Security in Cyberspace
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    • SISU-330 Topics in Natl Sec/Foreign Pol: Intelligence & Nat'l Security
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Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Selected Publications

Chaos in the Liberal Order: The Trump Presidency and International Politics in the 21st Century, co-editor (Columbia University Press, forthcoming in 2018). 

Fixing the Facts: National Security and the Politics of Intelligence (Cornell University Press, 2011). Winner of the Furniss Award and the International Security Studies Book Award (International Studies Association). 

"Does the Internet Need a Hegemon?" with Tyler Moore, Journal of Global Security Studies, Vol. 2, No. 3 (2017). 

"Two Kinds of Catastrophe: Nuclear Escalation and Protracted War in Asia," Journal of Strategic Studies, Vol. 40, No. 5 (2017).

"After America: The Flow of Persian Gulf Oil in the Absence of U.S. Military Force," in Glaser and Kelanic, eds., Crude Calculus: Reexamining the Oil Logic of America's Presence in the Persian Gulf(Georgetown University Press, 2016).  

"Hegemony, Force Posture, and the Provision of Public Goods: The Once and Future Role of Outside Powers in Securing Persian Gulf Oil," with Caitlin Talmadge, Security Studies, Vol. 23, No. 3 (2014). 

"Intelligence in the Twitter Age" International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence, Vol. 26, No. 2 (2013). 

"Is Politicization Ever a Good Thing?" Intelligence and National Security, Vol. 23, No. 1 (2013). 

"After Proliferation: Deterrence Theory and Emerging Nuclear Powers," in Yoshihara and Holmes, eds., Strategy in the Second Nuclear Age: Power, Ambition, and the Ultimate Weapon (Georgetown University Press, 2012).

"The Heroes of COIN," Orbis, Vol. 56, No. 2 (2012).