© 2019 The Asia Group

March 19, 2019

Defense Analyst

Washington, DC

The Asia Group is a strategic and business advisory firm that supports Fortune 500 corporations with market entry and expansion strategies and complex conflict resolution initiatives in the Indo-Pacific. The Asia Group’s clients cover a broad range of industries, including: aerospace and defense, autos, civil aviation, energy/extractives, financial services, ICT, pharmaceuticals, transportation, entertainment, and hospitality.

The Asia Group is looking for highly motivated candidates who either have or are working toward an MBA or a Master’s degree in international relations, political science, Asian studies, or a related field. Analysts work closely with partner-led client teams and play key roles in supporting the firm’s research, analysis, and client engagement. The ideal candidate commands a strong understanding of global defense and national security trends, business climates, and political dynamics across Asian markets.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Conduct industry and political research and analysis and business due diligence
  • Provide background information to support memos, reports, and briefing materials for clients
  • Track market and industry developments impacting client equities
  • Assist in website and social media content management
  • Provide logistical and event support for client engagements

Required Experience and Qualifications:

  • Outstanding research and writing skills
  • Familiarity with international defense procurement trends
  • Analytical economic and political expertise in several Indo-Pacific markets
  • Self-starter and ability to excel in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Strong attention to detail and excels under tight deadlines
  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications – demonstrated fluency in Excel
  • Team player with eagerness for professional development

Desired Focus and Expertise:

  • Demonstrated economic and political expertise in a priority market – Japan, Korea, Taiwan, India, and/or Indonesia
  • Work experience in defense and/or national security
  • Demonstrated familiarity with Asian market dynamics and/or private sector experience

Analyst positions at The Asia Group are paid and include health and other benefits. Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States.

While The Asia Group typically hires Defense Analysts on a trimester schedule – Fall (September start), Spring (January start), and Summer (June start) – applications are accepted throughout the year on a rolling basis and qualified candidates will be contacted off-cycle when there is firm need. If you intend to apply for a specific hiring cycle, please note this on your application email and in your cover letter.

All interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, a two-page analytical writing sample, and most recent academic transcript to

Please submit all documents in the following format: “Name – Document Type” e.g., “John Smith – Resume”.



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