Jacob Cohn

Research Fellow

Jacob Cohn is a Research Fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, where he conducts research on future warfare and long-term military competitions. He also manages CSBA’s Strategic Choices Tool, which focuses on future challenges facing the United States and its allies as well as the linkages between the strategy and resources necessary to confront those challenges. Mr. Cohn has authored several publications on trends in the defense budget and defense acquisitions as well as ones exploring nuclear deterrence and the return of great-power competition. He is also an adjunct lecturer at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

Mr. Cohn began his career at CARE USA, an international development agency managing multi-million dollar grants for the Policy and Advocacy team.  After leaving CARE USA in 2009, Mr. Cohn served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in The Gambia from 2009 - 2011. He led projects extending access to safe water and developing IT best practices for small businesses, local government, and public health institutions.


B.A. with Highest Honors in Economics and Math
Emory University

M.A. in International Economics and Strategic Studies
Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)

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