James Mersol

Publications Manager

James Mersol is the Publications Manager at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments. Prior to joining CSBA, he covered cybersecurity and national security for GovernmentCIO Media & Research. Previously, Mr. Mersol interned at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, where he focused on defense budget issues, and at the Intelligence and National Security Alliance, where he focused on financial threats, cybersecurity, and acquisition management. While pursuing his master's degree, he edited for the SAIS Review and worked as Dr. Eliot Cohen's research assistant. Mr. Mersol also serves as an editor for Charged Affairs, the online publication for Young Professionals in Foreign Policy. 


M.A., Strategic Studies & International Economics
Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)

B.A., Political Science, cum laude
Davidson College

Study Abroad, Armed Conflict and Humanitarian Law
Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS), Denmark

Study Abroad, Russian Area Studies
Council for International Educational Exchange, St. Petersburg, Russia