National Security Experts


James Lewis

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James Andrew Lewis is a senior fellow and Program Director at CSIS where he writes on technology, national security and the international economy. Before joining CSIS, he worked in the Federal government as a Foreign Service Officer and as a member of the Senior Executive Service. His assignments involved Asian regional security, military intervention and insurgency, conventional arms negotiations, technology transfer, sanctions, internet policy, and military space programs. Lewis has authored numerous CSIS publications with the theme of how government policies adjust to technological innovation. They include including Building an Information Technology Industry in China: National Strategy, Global Markets (2007); Foreign Influence on Software: Risks and Recourse (2007); Waiting for Sputnik: Basic Research and Strategic Competition (2006); Globalization and National Security (2004); Spectrum Management for the 21st Century (2003); Assessing the Risk of Cyber Terrorism (2002); and Preserving America's Strength in Satellite Technology (2001). Most recently, he was the Project Director for CSIS's Commission on Cybersecurity for the 44th Presidency, whose report has been downloaded more than 37,000 times. He appears frequently in the press and serves on several federal advisory boards. His current research involves innovation and economic change; asymmetric warfare; and intelligence reform. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1984.

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