Jonathan Askonas

Non-Resident Fellow


Russian foreign policy, defense policy, military innovation, grand strategy



Jonathan Askonas is a non-resident fellow at the Quincy Institute and an assistant professor of politics at the Catholic University of America, where he works on the connections between the republican tradition, technology, and national security. He is currently working on two books: A Muse of Fire: Why the U.S. Military Forgets What It Learns in War, on what happens to wartime innovations when the war is over, and The Shot in the Dark: A History of the U.S. Army Asymmetric Warfare Group, the first comprehensive overview of a unit that helped the U.S. Army adapt to the post 9/11 era of counterinsurgency and global power competition. He has written forĀ  Foreign Policy, Russian Analytical Digest, The New Atlantis, War on the Rocks, and theTexas National Security Review. Dr. Askonas received his B.S.F.S. from Georgetown University (2013) and his MPhil (2015) and DPhil (2019) from the University of Oxford.