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 R. Nardulli is a senior political scientist with more than 20 years of experience at RAND. He was director of the RAND-Qatar Policy Institute (RQPI) from July 2009 through June 2011, where he was responsible for overseeing all operations and staff of the Doha-based office. RQPI serves clients in Qatar and throughout North Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia. As a senior researcher at RQPI, his project involvement included work on the Qatar National Research Fund and on various education projects, as well as on program designs to further develop training and mentoring activities for local staff in support of RQPI's mission to build regional capacity for policy analysis. Prior to joining the RQPI office, Nardulli led a study for the Qatari Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces on alternative security strategies and force structures for the Qatari Armed Forces. Before his RQPI assignment, Nardulli led defense and security projects for the RAND Arroyo Center, RAND Project AIR FORCE, and the RAND National Security Research Division. He did two stints as the liaison between the Department of the Army and the RAND Arroyo Center. 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. 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

  • Army transformation, assisting Qatar Armed Forces in strategy and force development

Selected Publications

Lynn E. Davis and Jeremy Shapiro, eds., The Global War on Terrorism: An Early Look at Implications for the U.S. Army, RAND Corporation, 2003

Bruce R. Nardulli et al., Disjointed War: Military Operations in Kosovo 1999, RAND Corporation, 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