Dr. Joshua T. White is a Senior Associate and Co-Director of the South Asia program at The Stimson Center. Prior to joining Stimson, White 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 supported the Deputy Secretary of Defense in advancing the U.S.-India Defense Trade and Technology Initiative, and covered a wide range of defense issues related to Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, and the department’s rebalance to the Asia-Pacific.
White has spent extensive time in South Asia, interviewing Islamist leaders in Pakistan’s remote tribal areas, meeting with politicians and military officials, and researching trends in nuclear deterrence and strategic stability. He has held short-term visiting research fellowships at 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 testified before the U.S. Congress and is a regular commentator on India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. White 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.