Mustafa Oguz is an assistant policy analyst at RAND and Ph.D. candidate at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. Oguz's research areas at RAND are counterinsurgency and application of simulation modeling and analysis on border security. Oguz earned his undergraduate degree from Galatasaray University's International Relations Department in Istanbul. He subsequently worked as a reporter for Turkish Daily News in Ankara, covering primarily Turkish domestic politics. Before coming to PRGS, he completed his M.Sc. degree in International Relations at the Middle East Technical University, where defense policy decision making in Turkey was his core research area.