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Joshua Foust

Joshua Foust is a military intelligence analyst who specializes in the socio-cultural dynamics of irregular warfare. He has worked on open-source analysis programs for the Defense Intelligence Agency, and was an analyst for the Afghanistan cell of the U.S. Army Human Terrain System (HTS). While at HTS, he specialized in using academic and social media platforms to provide an alternate framework for the Army intelligence process. More recently, he has focused on how commercial, off-the-shelf (COTS) technologies are used and exploited in insurgency and resistance movements. He is also the Afghanistan editor at Global Voices Online, and blogs about Central and South Asia at Registan.net. Joshua is a regular contributor to the Columbia Journalism Review, where he criticizes the press coverage of conflict zones, and his writing has appeared in the New York Times, Reuters, and the Christian Science Monitor.

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Email: joshua.foust@gmail.com