Jennifer D. P. Moroney

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Research Department Director, Defense and Political Sciences Department; Senior Political Scientist
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Education

Ph.D. in international relations, University of Kent at Canterbury, England; M.A. in European integration, University of Limerick, Ireland; B.A. in political science and history, Frostburg State University

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Overview

Jennifer Moroney is a senior political scientist and the director of the Defense and Political Sciences Department at the RAND Corporation. She primarily leads projects for the Department of Defense (DoD), including the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Air Force, Army, and Defense Threat Reduction Agency. Currently, she is leading studies that focus on U.S. government security cooperation in the Middle East relative to the Arab uprisings, lessons from the DoD's involvement in humanitarian assistance missions around the world, and assessing the effectiveness of security cooperation programs and activities. Prior to joining RAND in 2003, Moroney worked for DFI Government Services, where she primarily managed Eastern Europe and Eurasia-focused regional security studies for OSD/P. Prior to that, she worked for OSD/P NATO Policy where she was responsible for the NATO-Russia/Ukraine portfolios. She has been an adjunct professor at The George Washington University and served as the associate director of RAND Project AIR FORCE's Strategy and Doctrine Program.

Moroney's recent RAND monographs include: Lessons from DoD's Support to Foreign Disasters in the Asia-Pacific (forthcoming); Working with Allies and Partners: A Cost-Based Analysis for the U.S. Air Forces in Europe (2012); Learning Lessons from Allies' Approaches to Security Cooperation: The Cases of Australia, France, and the United Kingdom (2011), Building Partner Capacity for Stability Operations (2010); and Developing an Assessment Framework for Building Partnerships Programs (2010).

Moroney received her Ph.D. in international relations from the University of Kent at Canterbury, United Kingdom, an M.A. in European integration from the University of Limerick, Ireland, and a B.A. from Frostburg State University, Maryland, USA.

Recent Projects

  • Building partnership capacity
  • U.S. global defense posture strategy in Eastern Europe and Eurasia
  • Coalition interoperability challenges in Iraq and Afghanistan
  • Development of coalition niche capabilities
  • Developing a methodology to analyze the effectiveness of U.S. international security cooperation activities

Selected Publications

J. D. P. Moroney et al., A Capabilities-Based Strategy for Army Security Cooperation, RAND Corporation (MG-563-A), 2006

Graeme Herd and Jennifer D. P. Moroney, eds., Security Dynamics in the Former Soviet Bloc, Routledge/Curzon, 2003

Jennifer D. P. Moroney et al., Ukrainian Foreign and Security Policy, Greenwood/Praeger, 2002

Jennifer D. P. Moroney and Joe Hogler, "Building Partner Capacity for Combating WMD," Joint Force Quarterly

Anne M. Moisan and Jennifer D. P. Moroney, "NATO Stability Teams: The Next Stage of Capability Development," Joint Force Quarterly

Recent Media Appearances

Interviews: Eurasia Daily Monitor

Commentary: The Hill; International Herald Tribune; United Press International

Commentary

  • U.S.Secretary of State John Kerry stands beside a barricade at the Shrine of the Fallen in Kiev, Ukraine March 4, 2014

    4 Ways the U.S. Can Do More for Ukraine

    In the face of Russian military advances in Crimea, Secretary of State John Kerry’s visit to the strife-ravaged Eastern European nation is the kind of high-level diplomatic engagement that is needed to reassure Kiev that the West is on its side.

    Mar 4, 2014 | U.S. News & World Report

  • A U.S. Marine and a Philippine airman assist an injured Filipino woman off a KC-130J Super Hercules at Vilamore Air Base, Manila, Republic of the Philippines

    Responding in Typhoon Haiyan's Wake

    Prior responses to other recent disasters offer important lessons. Improved preparedness and efficient coordination mechanisms can help ensure that, when time is of the essence, the United States provides the most effective response.

    Nov 12, 2013 | U.S. News & World Report

  • The Challenge of Ukraine's European Integration

    Published commentary by RAND staff: The Challenge of Ukraine's European Integration in United Press International.

    Dec 13, 2005 | United Press International

  • How to Help Yushchenko

    Published commentary by RAND staff.

    May 6, 2005 | International Herald Tribune

  • Spreading Democracy in Ukraine

    Published commentary by RAND staff.

    Feb 15, 2005 | The Hill

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