Jon Bateman
Senior Fellow, Technology and International Affairs Program


Jon Bateman is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he focuses on global technology challenges at the intersection of national security, economics, politics, and society. His research areas include techno-nationalism, cyber operations, disinformation, and AI.

Bateman is the author of U.S.-China Technological “Decoupling”: A Strategy and Policy Framework (2022). Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, in his foreword, called it “a major achievement” that “stands out for its ambition, clarity, and rigor” and “will remain a touchstone for years to come.” Bateman is also the co-author of Countering Disinformation Effectively: An Evidence-Based Policy Guide (2024). His other major works include a military assessment of Russia’s cyber operations in Ukraine and a proposal to reform cyber insurance for catastrophic and state-sponsored events.

Before joining Carnegie, Bateman was a special assistant to Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., serving as the chairman’s first civilian speechwriter and the lead analyst in the chairman’s internal think tank. Bateman previously worked in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, developing several key policies and organizations for military cyber operations, and at the Defense Intelligence Agency, leading teams responsible for assessing Iran’s senior leadership, decisionmaking, internal stability, and cyber activities.

Bateman’s writings have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, MSNBC, Politico, Slate, Harvard Business Review, Foreign Policy, and elsewhere.  His TV and radio appearances include BBC News, NPR Morning Edition, and C-SPAN After Words. Bateman is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Johns Hopkins University.


JD, Harvard Law School, BA, Johns Hopkins University 

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Biden’s Latest Tariffs on China: Why Now?

Domestic politics are a major factor, but not the only one.

· May 30, 2024
The Politics of Biden's Latest Tariffs

Jon Bateman joins Sophia to explore what President Biden's latest tariffs on China mean for the US, the climate, and allies.

· May 30, 2024
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“We Have to Earn the Trust of the Public”

The president of NPR discusses disinformation, the growing influence of AI, and the state of journalism in America.

· May 21, 2024
Disinformation, Journalism, and Technology: A Conversation with Katherine Maher
April 17, 2024

Join an important discussion on countering disinformation with Katherine Maher, the president and CEO of National Public Radio and the former CEO of the Wikimedia Foundation.

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How to Counter Disinformation Based on Science

A discussion on a variety of interventions against disinformation, and the provision of evidence that should guide policy in governments and at technology platforms.

· February 25, 2024
The Sunday Show (Tech Policy Press)
In The Media
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'Countering Disinformation Effectively': A Discussion with Jon Bateman and Dean Jackson

A discussion on different interventions to tackle disinformation, the challenges in data gaps, existing and forthcoming research on fact-checking, media literacy, and platform measures, and areas where additional investment is promising to generate impact at speed and scale

· February 15, 2024
Countering Disinformation Effectively: An Evidence-Based Policy Guide

A high-level, evidence-informed guide to some of the major proposals for how democratic governments, platforms, and others can counter disinformation.

· January 31, 2024
In The Media
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China Developing Capability to Hack Satellites

What might be the implications of a cyberweapon that can hack satellites?

· April 24, 2023
The World
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After Words with David McCormick: Superpower in Peril

A conversation about the challenges and opportunities facing the United States, with special focus on the U.S.-China relationship and the role of technology.

· April 5, 2023
In The Media
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China’s Spy Balloon Is a Teachable Moment

Espionage is a fact of life, yet U.S. discourse often fails to distinguish severe incidents from banal ones. If this pattern continues, the next Chinese spying scandal—however trivial—may spark a true bilateral crisis.

· February 9, 2023