Dr. Joshua Hastey

Chair of Research

Dr. Joshua Hastey joins the IWC from Regent University, where he serves as Director of the MA in National Security Studies Program and the Ph.D. in Government program in the Robertson School of Government. He has taught at the U.S. Naval War College, the Daniel K. Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies, and Old Dominion University.

Hastey’s research interests include: Indo-Pacific security; gray zone conflict; U.S. China relations; war ethics; and grand strategy. His first book, China, Faits Accomplis and the Contest for East Asia: The Shadow of Shifting Power (Routledge 2023), looks at China's aggressive maritime policies since around 2008 and explores their strategic logic in light of great power competition. Other recent publications can be found in Journal of Strategic Security and Global Perspectives.

Dr. Hastey has a Ph.D. in International Studies from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. He also has Master’s degree in International Relations & Diplomacy from Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and International Relations from William Jewell College in Liberty, MO.