Caroline Baxter

Project Associate
Washington Office


M.A. in international relations, University of Saint Andrews; M.A. in international affairs, Columbia University


Caroline Baxter is a project associate at the RAND Corporation, where she focuses on issues related to force planning, stability operations, and the formulation of national security strategy. She holds a BA in international Relations from the University of St Andrews, Scotland, and an MA in International Affairs, with a concentration in International Security Policy, from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs.

Prior to coming to RAND, Baxter worked at the National Democratic Institute in the Middle East and North Africa section. Her work intially focused on Iran and Israel/Palestine, where she served as an election monitor in the West Bank during the presidential elections in January 2005. She subsequently concentrated on North Africa, and on Mauritania in particular, where she opened NDI's first office and co-managed NDI's international election observation mission to the post-coup presidential elections in March, 2007.