Last updated on: 4/10/2014 | Author: ProCon.org

Joshua Foust Biography

Title:
Communications Officer at Eurasia Foundation
Position:
Con to the question "Should the United States Continue Its Use of Drone Strikes Abroad?"
Reasoning:

“[D]rones carry inherent political costs to the regime that allows them. Among domestic populations, drones are almost always unpopular, as they represent a distant and unaccountable foreign power exercising the right to kill them at will… [I]t should concern U.S. policymakers deeply that the drone program is further destabilizing an already tenuous situation…

The problem with the drones policy isn’t that drones themselves are bad, but that they are happening without broader political, social, and even economic policies that could mitigate their pernicious consequences.”

“The Political Consequences of a Drones-First Policy,” The Atlantic, Jan. 27, 2012

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Communications Officer, Eurasia Foundation, Nov. 2013-present
  • Freelance journalist, July 2007-Nov. 2013
  • Columnist, WNET.org, Apr. 2010-May 2013
  • Fellow, American Security Project, July 2011-Feb. 2013
  • Contributor, The Atlantic, July 2011-Jan. 2013
  • Senior Intelligence Analyst, Northrup Grumman Information Systems, May 2009- Jan. 2011
  • Human Terrain Analyst, TSI Executive Consulting, Jan. 2008-May 2009
  • Consultant, Toffler Associates, Dec. 2006-Dec. 2007
  • Technical Writer, Red Team Consulting, June 2006-Oct. 2006
  • Teacher, Princeton Review, Jan. 2006-May 2006
  • Teacher, Educational Services International, June 2003-Aug. 2003
  • Web Developer, Noesis, 2000-2002
  • Education:
  • BA, International Affairs, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2006
  • Contact Info:
    Phone
    None found
    Email
    joshua.foust@gmail.com
    Website
    joshuafoust.com
    Other:
  • Member of Young Professionals in Foreign Policy, American Political Science Association, and the Consortium for Complex Operations
  • Twitter handle: @joshuafoust