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Joshua Tallis

Joshua Tallis

Senior Research Scientist

Joshua Tallis is a naval analyst with expertise in maritime security as well as Arctic, Euro-Atlantic and NATO naval strategy.

In his first field assignment for CNA, Tallis embarked the Harry S. Truman strike group as the only civilian analyst during the U.S. Navy’s first Arctic carrier deployment since the Cold War. His post-deployment analysis remains a central reference product for High North naval operations. Later, he embedded with Naval Forces Europe - Naval Forces Africa in support of the 6th Fleet commander and other U.S. flag officers in leadership positions. In that role, he crafted the fleet’s fighting instructions, among other analyses informing strategy, operations and processes.

Tallis leads the development of policy-relevant products, including congressionally mandated studies on Arctic naval infrastructure, Chinese Arctic investments, and illegal fishing. He has received CNA’s Deployer Award and was part of a team that received the CNA CEO Teamwork Award.

Tallis holds a doctorate in international relations from the University of St. Andrews and a Bachelor of Arts in Middle East studies from George Washington University.

Areas of Expertise

Geographic areas of expertise: Arctic Europe