Jonathan Rosenstein is a program assistant in the Forward Defense program of the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, where he supports work on nuclear strategy and space security. Before coming to the Atlantic Council, Rosenstein gained experience interning around Washington, DC, including at the House of Representatives, the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, the Ronald Reagan Institute, and Civilian Research and Development Foundation (CRDF) Global.

Rosenstein is a recent graduate of the George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs where he earned his master’s degree in security policy studies with a concentration in US National Security. Rosenstein completed his capstone project analyzing the defense relationships between the United States, Gulf countries, and China, proposing how the United States can adjust its policy to ensure its role as the region’s security guarantor in this era of strategic competition. Rosenstein and his group worked with the State Department’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs as a client. Previously, Rosenstein graduated from Tulane University, majoring in international relations and Middle East studies.