Marta Kepe is an analyst at RAND Europe working on defence, security and infrastructure; specifically, she focuses on a range of European and transatlantic defence and security issues. She specialises on European conventional and unconventional defence, European and transatlantic defence policies and planning, European defence industry and technology as well as NATO, EU and Nordic-Baltic security issues.
Prior to joining RAND, she worked for the Latvian Ministry of Defence within the National Armament's Director's office on armaments cooperation in EDA and NATO frameworks, Baltic States defence cooperation and defence sector reforms in NATO PfP countries. Kepe's previous experience includes working on defence sector reform processes in the Western Balkans, security sector reform processes, international armaments and defence sector accountability respectively at the NATO Advisory Team in Kosovo, the United Nations and the National War College.
She received her M.A. in security studies from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. Her thesis examined the European defence industry and NATO defence planning (NDPP) looking at a closer integration of the defence industrial sector into the NDPP.