Joshua T. White, Ph.D. is deputy director for South Asia at the Stimson Center, a global security think tank in Washington. Prior to joining Stimson, he served as senior advisor for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, a position he held in conjunction with an International Affairs Fellowship from the Council on Foreign Relations. While at the Pentagon he covered a wide range of issues, contributing to the Deputy Secretary’s U.S.-India Defense Trade and Technology Initiative; to multilateral efforts coordinating defense engagements with Burma; and to planning related to the Department’s rebalance to the Asia-Pacific. In addition, he spearheaded a Department-wide effort to assess post-2014 strategic risks and U.S. policy options in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India.
Joshua has spent extensive time in South Asia, and has held short-term visiting research fellowships at the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP), the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), the International Islamic University in Islamabad (IIUI), Pakistan’s National Defence University (NDU), and the Institute for Defence and Strategic Analyses (IDSA) in Delhi. He has written widely, testified before Congress, and served on U.S.-sponsored election observer delegations to both Pakistan and Bangladesh. Joshua graduated magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Williams College with a double major in History and Mathematics, and received his Ph.D. with distinction from The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington.