Josh Rogin has served as Staff Writer with Foreign Policy magazine since September 2009, where he writes the daily column The Cable, a look inside the making of foreign policy in Washington, DC. He covers the State Department, the Defense Department, the National Security Council, Congress, and the diplomatic and think tank communities, writing breaking news, enterprise, and long-form articles on a wide range of national security and foreign affairs issues.
From 2007 to 2009, Josh was Staff Writer for defense and foreign policy at Congressional Quarterly, covering the Armed Services, Foreign Relations, Appropriations, Intelligence, Homeland Security, and Veterans Affairs committees. He wrote extensively on Iraq, Afghanistan, Guantanamo Bay, U.S.-Asia policy, military contracting, defense lobbying, defense acquisitions, and veterans’ issues.
Prior to that, Josh was defense reporter at Federal Computer Week magazine, the leading information technology trade journal, where he covered the Defense Department, focusing on cyber warfare, cyber security, missile defense, defense transformation, military robotics, satellite systems, the defense budget, and DOD procurement and acquisitions.
Before that, Josh served as Pentagon Staff Reporter at the Washington, DC bureau of Japan's leading daily newspaper, The Asahi Shimbun. There he covered U.S.-Japan relations, Chinese military modernization, the North Korean nuclear crisis, U.S.-Korea relations, Taiwan issues, military basing, and the U.S. Pacific Command.
From 2001 to 2003, Josh lived in Yokohama, Japan, and worked for the Aeon East Japan Corporation. Previously, he has interned at the House International Relations Committee, the Embassy of Japan, and the Brookings Institution.
Josh graduated from The George Washington University in 2001 with a B.A. in international affairs, and in 2000 studied at Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan. He has traveled extensively in Japan, China, and the Republic of Korea. He speaks conversational Japanese.
Josh is a 2008-2009 recipient of the National Press Foundation’s Paul Miller Washington Reporting Fellowship and a 2009 recipient of the military reporting fellowship from the Knight Center for Specialized Journalism. He hails from Philadelphia and currently lives in Washington, DC.