Washington, D.C. – We are pleased to announce that Grant Newsham has joined the Center for Security Policy as a Senior Fellow.
Grant Newsham is a Senior Research Fellow at the Japan Forum for Strategic Studies – particularly focusing on Asia/Pacific defense, political and economic matters. He is a retired US Marine Colonel and was the first US Marine Liaison Officer to the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force. He also served as reserve head of intelligence for Marine Forces Pacific, and was the US Marine Attaché, US Embassy Tokyo on two occasions.
Newsham lived in Tokyo for twenty years and worked for over a decade in executive roles at a Western investment bank and a major American high-tech firm. He is also a former US Foreign Service Officer – with work covering a number of regions – including East and South Asia, and specializing in insurgency, counterinsurgency, and commercial matters.
Newsham is also an attorney with experience in international trade and public international law. He speaks regularly at a variety of forums on Asian affairs and is widely published.
He has had long involvement in Taiwan defense matters and spent 2019 in Taipei on a Ministry of Foreign Affairs fellowship researching how to improve Taiwan’s defense capabilities.
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