Bruce R. Nardulli

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Senior Political Scientist
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Ph.D. in military history, The Ohio State University; M.A. in war studies, King's College London; B.A. in political science, The Ohio State University

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Bruce Nardulli is a senior political scientist at the RAND Corporation. He has more than 25 years of experience at RAND, with emphasis on Middle East security issues. He lived for over four years in Doha, the State of Qatar, first as a senior researcher and then as director of the RAND-Qatar Policy Institute (RQPI). As director he was responsible for overseeing all operations and staff of the Doha-based office. He was also responsible for client relations with various governments throughout the Gulf and larger Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Prior to his overseas assignment, Nardulli led a major study for the Qatari Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces on alternative security strategies and force structures for the Qatar Armed Forces. Over the years he has led defense and security projects for the RAND Arroyo Center, RAND Project AIR FORCE, and the RAND National Security Research Division. He also served as a visiting professor at the U.S. Naval War College, where he taught courses on defense planning and management to both U.S. and international officers. Most recently, Nardulli wrote a chapter on Arab-state military contributions and experiences during the 2011 Libya civil war for a study prepared for the U.S. Air Force.

Nardulli received his B.A. in political science from The Ohio State University; his M.A. in war studies from King's College London; and his Ph.D. in military history from The Ohio State University.

Recent Projects

  • US Army transformation
  • Arab State involvement in Libya
  • Assisting Qatar Armed Forces in strategy and force development

Selected Publications

Bruce R. Nardulli "The Arab States' Experiences," in Edited volume by Karl Mueller, Precision and Purpose: Airpower in the Libyan Civil War, RAND (RR-676-AF), 2015

Bruce Nardulli, The Global War on Terrorism: An Early Look at Implications for the U.S. Army, RAND Corporation (DB-416-A), 2003

Bruce Nardulli et. al., Disjointed War: Military Operations in Kosovo, 1999, RAND (MR-1406-A), 2002

Lynn E. Davis and Jeremy Shapiro, eds., "The U.S. Army and the Offensive War on Terrorism,"

Recent Media Appearances

Interviews: Newhouse News Service