Ben Lowsen is a specialist in Chinese political and security affairs working as a program analyst for the U.S. Navy. He previously served in the U.S. Army as a field artillery officer and China specialist. He completed tours of duty in Germany, Korea, Qatar (supporting Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom), the Pentagon, and two tours in China, serving more than a decade of his military career abroad.
He is interested in Chinese political and military culture as well as military modernization, reform, and strategy.
From 2013 to 2016, he served as Assistant U.S. Army Attaché in Beijing, providing advice and support to the ambassador and embassy while conducting national-level military diplomacy with the Chinese government. His portfolio included negotiating bilateral agreements, nontraditional security issues, and Army engagement.
He is an active writer and speaker whose publications include book chapters, reportage, and commentary. He received an M.A. from Harvard’s Regional Studies—East Asia committee and a B.A. from U.C. Santa Barbara in music performance. Follow him on Twitter.
The views expressed are his own and do not reflect the official policy or position of the U.S. Navy, Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government.