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Jonathan Markowitz

Associate Professor of International Relations

University of Southern California

3518 Trousdale Pkwy.

Los Angeles, CA


Jonathan Markowitz is an associate professor in the Political Science and International Relations Department at the University of Southern California where he is also the Co-Founder of both the Security and Political Economy Lab and U.S.-Asia Grand Strategy Pre-Doctoral Fellows Program. His research explores how economics interacts with politics to influence states’ foreign security interests, grand strategy and whether and why they choose to arm and engage in military competition. He is the author of Perils of Plenty: Arctic Resource Competition and the Return of the Great Game (Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press 2020).He has also published broadly on issues related to the political economy of security including power projection, grand strategy, great power conflict, the political implications of climate change, and resource competition. This work has been published in International Organization, International Studies Quarterly, The Journal of Peace Research, and Journal of Conflict Resolution, among other journals. Jonathan obtained his PhD in Political Science at the University of California, San Diego, in 2014.

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