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Joshua Rovner Associate Professor School of International Service

Degrees
PhD, Political Science, MIT

Bio
Research interests: Intelligence, Strategy, Foreign Policy
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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, 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). 

"Strategy and the Surge," in Engel et al, The Last Card: Inside George W. Bush's Decision to Surge in Iraq (Cornell University Press, 2019).

"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). 

AU Experts

Area of Expertise

Intelligence, military strategy, American foreign policy

Additional Information

Joshua Rovner is a political scientist specializing in intelligence, strategy, and U.S. foreign policy. Rovner is the co-editor of Chaos in the Liberal Order: The Trump Presidency and International Politics in the 21st Century (Columbia University Press, 2018), which brings together leading historians, political scientists, and policymakers to shed light on an extraordinary moment in world affairs. His first book was Fixing the Facts: National Security and the Politics of Intelligence (Cornell University Press, 2011), which won the International Studies Association’s best book award for security studies, and the Edgar S. Furniss Book Award. In addition to his academic writing, he writes a monthly column for War on the Rocks. Prof. Rovner is managing editor of H-Diplo’s International Security Studies Forum and deputy editor of The Journal of Strategic Studies. He previously taught at SMU, the U.S. Naval War College, and Columbia University. In 2018 and 2019 he served as scholar-in-residence at the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command.

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