Jonathan Ward

Jonathan Ward

Formal First Name

Jonathan Ward is the Founder of Atlas Organization. Having studied the rise of China for more than a decade, he is an internationally recognized expert on Chinese global strategy and US-China competition. He has briefed leading corporations in the defense, aerospace, technology, financial services, telecommunications, automotive, and industrial sectors on this topic. Dr. Ward consulted for the U.S. Department of Defense and Fortune 500 organizations on Chinese long-term strategy. He is a frequently invited speaker for public and private audiences in the United States, Europe, and Asia.

Professional Experience

Academic History

  • Dr. Ward believes that competition between the USA and China will define the 2020s. It will be on the scale of the Cold War.
  • His book "China's Vision of Victory" is recommended by Kyle Bass as a "real page-turner."
  • In January 2020, he was commended by the President of the United States in his remarks to industry leaders at the White House at the signing ceremony of the US-China Phase One Trade Deal.
  • He has lived and traveled in China, India, Russia, Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East
  • He speaks Chinese, Russian, Spanish, and Arabic. 
  • He is a frequently invited speaker for government, military, industry, and financial audiences. 
  • He has presented on Chinese military space and nuclear policy at the annual People’s Liberation Army Conference at the U.S. Army War College.
  • He lectured at the U.S. Naval Academy, the Naval Submarine League, and the Army and Navy Club in London.
  • He presented on the rise of the Chinese and Indian navies at RUSI’s International Sea Power Conference
  • He has consulted for the Pentagon on Chinese long-term strategy.
  • He spoke at the 2020 Mauldin Strategic Economics Conference.
  • He has appeared as a guest on Real Vision.