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Shashank Joshi

Defence Editor, The Economist


Shashank Joshi is Defence Editor at The Economist, where he covers a wide range of military and security issues including war, nuclear weapons, intelligence and cyber security. Prior to joining The Economist in 2018, he served as Senior Research Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), Senior Fellow at the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change and Research Associate at Oxford University’s Changing Character of War Programme. He has published books on Iran’s nuclear programme and India’s armed forces, written for a wide range of newspapers and journals, and appeared regularly on radio and television. He holds degrees from Cambridge and Harvard, where he served as a Kennedy Scholar from Britain to the United States. He has given evidence to the House of Commons’ foreign and defence committees and to the House of Lords’ international relations and defence committee, as well as lecturing regularly to the UK Defence Academy. At The Economist he has reported extensively on the wars in Ukraine and Gaza, and his special reports have covered military technology, lessons from Ukraine, and the future of intelligence.

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