Jon Bateman is a senior fellow in the Technology and International Affairs Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. His work focuses on large-scale policy challenges such as U.S.-China tech tensions, global influence operations, and systemic cyber risk. He is the author of U.S.-China Technological “Decoupling”: A Strategy and Policy Framework.
Before joining Carnegie, Bateman was special assistant to Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. He led strategic analysis in the chairman’s internal think tank and was the chairman’s first civilian speechwriter.
Bateman also served as director for cyber strategy implementation in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He led development of the first comprehensive policy for military cyber operations, helped to establish a unified Cyber Command, and co-founded the Secretary’s Principal Cyber Advisor Staff to oversee all defense cyber activities.
Previously, Bateman was a senior intelligence analyst at the Defense Intelligence Agency. As the agency’s chief expert on Iran’s cyber forces and a range of other Iranian politico-military issues, he led a team that produced strategic intelligence assessments for the White House and the Pentagon.
Bateman’s commentary has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Politico, Harvard Business Review, the Hill, Slate, Foreign Affairs, Techdirt, and elsewhere. His television and radio appearances include the BBC, NPR, and Deutsche Welle.
Bateman is a graduate of Harvard Law School (JD) and Johns Hopkins University (BA).