Jacob Heim

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Associate Defense Policy Researcher
Washington Office

Education

B.A. in mathematics, Amherst College; M.A. in international relations, Johns Hopkins University

Overview

Jacob Heim specializes in strategic assessment and defense analysis with a background in international relations and mathematics. His research has focused on the military balance in the Western Pacific, USAF overseas force posture, wargaming, and the challenge posed by anti-access, area-denial capabilities. Heim served as a strategic analyst in the office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (DASD) for Strategy and Force Development, where he advised the DASD on U.S. defense strategy and the evolution of military capabilities. Previously, he was a senior operations research analyst with the MITRE Corporation. He holds an M.A. with honors from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and a B.A. with distinction in mathematics from Amherst College. He is a term member at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Selected Publications

Jacob L. Heim, "The Iranian Missile Threat to Air Bases: A Distant Second to China's Conventional Deterrent," Air and Space Power Journal, 29(4):27-50, 2015

Jacob L. Heim, "Tapping the Power of Structural Change: Power Cycle Theory as an Instrument in the Toolbox of National Security Decision-Making," SAIS Review, 29(2):113-127, 2009

Honors & Awards

  • Exceptional Public Service Award, Office of the Secretary of Defense

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