Mr Shashank Joshi
Visiting Senior Research Fellow
Shashank Joshi is Defence Editor at The Economist, where he covers a wide range of security and defence issues. Prior to joining The Economist in 2018 he was a Senior Research Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), where he now serves on the Advisory Board, and a Research Associate at Oxford University’s Changing Character of War Programme.
He has lectured to institutions including the UK Defence Academy and Atomic Weapons Establishment, given evidence to the House of Commons’ foreign affairs and defence select committees, and published books on Iran’s nuclear programme and India’s armed forces. He holds degrees from Cambridge, where he studied economics and then social and political sciences, and from Harvard, where he studied in the Department of Government and served as a Kennedy Scholar from Britain to the United States.
He has also been a participant in the Summer Workshop on the Analysis of Military Operations and Strategy (SWAMOS) at Cornell University. His recent cover stories for The Economist have covered the future of nuclear proliferation, the character of cyber conflict, the Afghan war and the rise of open source intelligence.
- International security
- Defence policy
- Military technology
- Nuclear weapons
A list of writings is available here