Josh Chang


Josh Chang is an analyst at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA), where he focuses on U.S. defense strategy, force planning, great power competition, military alliances, nuclear deterrence/strategy, and missiles. He is also a 2022 Nuclear Scholar at the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ (CSIS) Project on Nuclear Issues (PONI), where he is conducting a research project on allied views of U.S. nuclear modernization. He previously worked for CSIS Japan Chair, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), and the Long Term Strategy Group (LTSG), where he conducted research on areas such as the U.S.-Japan alliance, Chinese military power, and near-peer competition. Outside of his professional work, Josh is a specialist on great power competition in Latin America and writes on the activities of U.S. adversaries in the Western Hemisphere, with his work published in outlets such as the Georgetown Security Studies Review (GSSR), the National Interest, Small Wars Journal, and E-International Relations. He previously served as Associate Editor for the Americas at GSSR and founded the journal's podcast program, Precision-Guided Podcast, which discusses foreign policy and national security issues.


M.A. in Security Studies
Georgetown University

B.S.F.S in International Politics (International Security Studies), Minor in Spanish
Georgetown University

Certificate in Diplomatic Studies
Georgetown University

Certificate in Wargaming
Virginia Tech/Military Operations Research Society (MORS)