Shashank Joshi

Advisory Board Member, Defence Editor of The Economist


Shashank Joshi is Defence Editor of The Economist, where he writes on a wide range of defence and security issues. He was previously Senior Research Fellow at RUSI and joined the Institute's advisory board in 2020.

He holds a BA from Cambridge and MA from Harvard, where he was a Kennedy Scholar. He has also been a Research Associate at the Changing Character of War (CCW) Programme at Oxford University and graduatedĀ from the Columbia-Cornell Summer Workshop on the Analysis of Military Operations and Strategy (SWAMOS).

He has regularly lectured at the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom and given evidence to the House of Commons' Foreign Affairs and Defence Committees. He has published widely in newspapers and peer-reviewed journals on international security, including books on Iran's nuclear programme and Indian power projection. At The Economist, his writing has explored the nature of modern warfare, the evolution of military technology and international crises and conflicts.

A full list of his writing is available here.

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