Jonathan Caverley

About Jonathan Caverley

Visiting Fellow

Jonathan Caverley is Associate Professor of Strategy in the Strategic & Operational Research Department of the Naval War College’s Center for Naval Warfare Studies and a research scientist in political science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His work identifies incentives at the international and domestic levels for increased arming and war, with an emphasis on U.S. foreign policy. He is currently examining how states use the international arms trade and training of foreign militaries as tools of influence. He also studies how factors such as gender, veteran status, and expertise allow elites to identify threats and mobilize defense efforts. He is the author of Democratic Militarism: Voting, Wealth and War (Cambridge 2014).