Jessica Blankshain, Ph.D.

Naval War College

Country: United States (Rhode Island)

About Me:

Jessica Blankshain is an assistant professor of National Security Affairs at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, RI and part-time lecturer at Boston University. She has a Ph.D. in political economy & government from Harvard University, and her research interests include civil-military relations, bureaucratic politics, and organizational economics. Dr. Blankshain teaches courses on U.S. foreign policy and national security, civil-military relations, and leadership.

Research Interests

American Presidency And Executive Politics


Foreign Policy

Formal Theory

Public Opinion

Specific Areas of Interest

Civil-military Relations

US Foreign Policy

Foreign Policy Analysis

Countries of Interest

United States



(2018) Trump's Generals: Mattis, McMaster, and Kelly, The Texas National Security Review

Policy Roundtable: Civil-Military Relations Now and Tomorrow

(2014) Some thoughts on the problem of politicians in the National Guard, FP Best Defense

Guest column (with Lindsay Cohn) on the civil-military relations issues raised by politicians serving in the reserve component.