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Previously, Josh covered defense and foreign policy as a staff writer for Congressional Quarterly, writing extensively on Iraq, Afghanistan, Guantánamo Bay, U.S.-Asia relations, defense budgeting and appropriations, and the defense lobbying and contracting industries. Prior to that, he covered military modernization, cyber warfare, space, and missile defense for Federal Computer Week Magazine. He has also served as Pentagon Staff Reporter for the Asahi Shimbun, Japan's leading daily newspaper, in its Washington, D.C., bureau, where he reported on U.S.-Japan relations, Chinese military modernization, the North Korean nuclear crisis, and more.
A graduate of George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs, Josh lived in Yokohama, Japan, and studied at Tokyo's Sophia University. He speaks conversational Japanese and has reported from the region. He has also worked at the House International Relations Committee, the Embassy of Japan, and the Brookings Institution.
Josh's reporting has been featured on CNN, MSNBC, C-Span, CBS, ABC, NPR, WTOP, and several other outlets. He was a 2008-2009 National Press Foundation's Paul Miller Washington Reporting Fellow, 2009 military reporting fellow with the Knight Center for Specialized Journalism and the 2011 recipient of the InterAction Award for Excellence in International Reporting. He hails from Philadelphia and lives in Washington, D.C.
While his former Senate Foreign Relations Committee counterpart John Kerry looks forward to becoming Secretary of State, former Sen. Richard Lugar plans to assume a post at Indiana University.
After achieving the distinction of being Indiana’s longest serving senator with 36 years in office, Lugar lost his 2012 primary race to Richard Mourdock, who subsequently lost his general election race to Joe Donnelly. Now, Lugar will become a distinguished scholar and professor of practice at Indiana University’s School of Global and International Studies, the school announced today.
"I am delighted to be joining Indiana University’s outstanding faculty," Lugar said in a statement put out by the university. "I look forward to engaging with students as we take advantage of the opportunities that this unique and exciting moment in world history affords us. Much is at stake, and much will be accomplished at IU."
Lugar will also donate all his political papers to the university and co-chair a new international advisory committee at the school with former Rep. Lee Hamilton, who already works there.
"Along with another of our nation’s most respected statesmen, former Hoosier Representative Lee Hamilton, [Lugar] will serve as an enormous asset for our students as well as our faculty studying all aspects of international affairs and foreign policy, as well as for IU, as a whole, as we seek to continue to grow and strengthen our presence around the globe," said IU President Michael McRobbie.