Brian Nichiporuk

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Senior Political Scientist; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Santa Monica Office


Ph.D. in political science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; B.A. in political science/economics, University of Chicago

Media Resources

This researcher is available for interviews.

To arrange an interview, contact the RAND Office of Media Relations at (310) 451-6913, or email

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Recent Projects

  • Assessing irregular warfare
  • Alternative futures and Army force planning
  • U.S. Army information operations
  • Military operations in complex environments
  • Demographic trends in the Middle East

Selected Publications

John E. Peters et al., A Methodology for Developing Army Acquisition Strategies for an Uncertain Future, RAND Corporation (MG-532), 2007

Brian Nichiporuk et al., "Demographics and Security in Maritime Southeast Asia," Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, 71(1), 2006

Russell W. Glenn et al., Preparing for the Proven Inevitable: An Urban Operations Training Strategy for America's Joint Force, RAND Corporation (MG-439), 2006

Brian Nichiporuk, Alternative Futures and Army Force Planning: Implications for the Future Force Era, RAND Corporation (MG-219), 2005



Recent Media Appearances

Interviews: Financial Times (European Edition); The Jerusalem Post; The Times of India