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Justin Logan is the director of foreign policy studies at the Cato Institute. He is an expert on U.S. grand strategy, international relations theory, and American foreign policy. His current research focuses on the shifting balance of power in Asia — specifically with regard to China — and the formation of U.S. grand strategy under unipolarity.

He has authored numerous policy studies and articles on topics including international relations theory, U.S.-China policy, U.S.-Russia policy, stabilization and reconstruction operations, and the policy approaches to a nuclear Iran. His articles have appeared in Foreign Policy, the National Interest, the Harvard International Review, Orbis, the Foreign Service Journal, National Review, the American Conservative, Reason, Politico, the American Prospect, and the Chicago Sun-Times, among others. He has made regular appearances on a variety of broadcast media including the BBC, MSNBC, Fox News, Voice of America.

Logan holds a master’s degree in international relations from the University of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in international relations from American University.

More from Justin Logan


‘Should We Have Waged the Iraq War?’ Is Not a Gotcha Question

Newsweek. May 22, 2015.

Japan: The Ultimate Free Rider?

National Interest (Online). April 29, 2015.

Iraq 2.0: The REAL Reason Hawks Oppose the Iran Deal

National Interest (Online). April 16, 2015.

Cato Studies

China, America, and the Pivot to Asia

Policy Analysis No. 717. January 8, 2013.

Nuclear Diplomacy with Iran: A Skeptic’s View

Nuclear Proliferation Update No. 2. October 26, 2009.

Two Kinds of Change: Comparing the Candidates on Foreign Policy

Policy Analysis No. 623. October 14, 2008.