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Joshua Rovner Assoc Professor School of International Service

Degrees
PhD, Political Science, MIT

Bio
Research interests: Intelligence, Strategy, Foreign Policy
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Teaching

Spring 2022

  • SIS-653 Topics in U.S. Foreign Policy: Nat'l Security in Cyberspace

  • SIS-899 Doctoral Dissertation

  • SISU-330 Topics in Foreign Pol/Natl Sec: Intelligence & Nat'l Security

Fall 2022

  • SIS-801 Schools of Thought in IR

  • SIS-899 Doctoral Dissertation

  • SISU-330 Topics in Foreign Pol/Natl Sec: Technology and War

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Selected Publications

Chaos Reconsidered: The Liberal Order and the Future of International Politics, co-editor (Columbia University Press, 2023).

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 Grand Strategy in New Domains,” in Hal Brands, ed., New Makers of Modern Strategy (Princeton University Press, 2023).

"The Elements of an Intelligence Contest," in Robert Chesney and Max Smeets, eds., Deter, Disrupt, or Decieve? Assessing Cyber Conflict as an Intelilgence Contest (Georgetown University Press, 2023.)

"Spies as Agents of Peace," in Kurt Almqvist, Alastair Benn, and Mattias Hessérus, eds., Man and Technology: How Humanity Thrives in a Changing World (Bokförlaget Stolpe, 2022)

“Intelligence and Grand Strategy,” in Ronald R. Krebs and Thierry Balzacq, eds., The Oxford Handbook of Grand Strategy (Oxford University Press, 2021).

“Warfighting and Cyberspace,” in Emily Goldman, Michael Warner, and Jacquelyn Schneider,eds. Ten Years In: Implementing Strategic Approaches to Cyberspace (Naval War College, Newport Papers, 2021).

“What is an Intelligence Contest?” Texas National Security Review, Vol 3, No. 4 (2020).

"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).

“A Long War in the East: Doctrine, Diplomacy, and the Prospects for Protracted U.S.-China Conflict,” Diplomacy & Statecraft, Vol. 29, No. 1 (2018).

"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).

"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).

 

AU Experts

Area of Expertise

Intelligence, military strategy, American foreign policy

Additional Information

Joshua Rovner, associate professor in the School of International Service, is the author of Fixing the Facts: National Security and the Politics of Intelligence (Cornell University Press, 2011); and the co-editor of Chaos in the Liberal Order: The Trump Presidency and International Politics in the 21st Century (Columbia University Press, 2018); and Chaos Reconsidered: The Liberal Order and the Future of International Politics (Columbia University Press, 2023). In addition to many articles and book chapters on intelligence and strategy, he writes a regular column for War on the Rocks, and serves as associate editor of the Texas National Security Review. In 2018 and 2019, he served as Scholar-in-Residence at the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command.

For the Media

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