Ian Smith is an Editorial Assistant at NBR.
In this role, Mr. Smith supports the managing editor of Asia Policy and assists with formatting, copyediting, and proofreading NBR publications. Prior to joining NBR, he worked in e-commerce and was also a copyeditor at the Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Washington. He concurrently works for the East Asia Center in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Relations as a communications assistant, creating promotional materials, managing social media platforms, and conducting community outreach.
Mr. Smith is a second-year MA student at the University of Washington in the Jackson School’s Japan Studies Program, where he studies the military history and political economy of World War I and the interwar period. His recent research analyzed the expenses of the Kwantung Army’s retreat from Manchukuo in the final months of World War II and what industrial infrastructure remained in the region following Soviet occupation.