Robert Bateman

Fellow, International Security Program

Robert Bateman is a fellow with the New America's International Security program. He is currently a writer for and is under contract for a new book with Knopf (projected 2018) addressing doctrine, technology, and the culture of the officer corps. He is a military historian, having previously taught at Georgetown University in the School of Foreign Service Security Studies Program, George Mason University, and the United States Military Academy at West Point.  His last book was No Gun Ri, A Military History of the Korean War Incident. In addition to that he has edited, co-authored, or contributed to 13 other works of military history. He lives in Washington, D.C.

All Work

What Are China's Military Ambitions?

Robert Bateman wrote for Esquire about China's maritime expansion, including the Horn of Africa.

The Key to Russia's Relationship with the Sky

Robert Bateman wrote an article for Esquire about Russia's military strategy in the air

How Our Seizure of Iranian Weapons Proves the Importance of NATO

Robert Bateman wrote for Esquire about the seizure of Iranian weapons.

A Simple Equation to Survive Living Next to an ISIS Target

Last week, my 22-year-old daughter, with whom my wife and I and our one-year old daughter live in Washington D.C., mentioned something that