Joshua Pollack

Joshua Pollack HeadshotEditor, The Nonproliferation Review,
Senior Research Associate
Washington, DC
202.842.3100 ext. 307


Joshua H. Pollack is the Editor of the The Nonproliferation Review and a Senior Research Associate, and is recognized as a leading expert on nuclear and missile proliferation, focusing on Northeast Asia.


Before joining MIIS in April 2016, Pollack served as a consultant to the US government, specializing in issues related to weapons of mass destruction, including proliferation, arms control, and deterrence. As a defense policy analyst at DFI International, Science Applications International Corporation, and Constellation West, his clients included the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, the Department of Homeland Security, the National Nuclear Security Administration, and the Plans and Policy Directorate (J5) of US Strategic Command. In 2015, he was named an Associate Fellow of the Royal United Services Institute. He also serves as a Research Scientist at CNA, a nonprofit research institution in Arlington, VA.

Pollack has contributed to,, and the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. His research has appeared in the The Nonproliferation Review in 2011 and 2015.


  • MA of Public Management with specialization in international security and economic policy, University of Maryland College Park
  • AB with Departmental Honors in Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Vassar College