Becca Wasser is a policy analyst at the RAND Corporation, where her primary research areas include wargaming, international security, and U.S. defense and foreign policy in the Middle East. She is also the coordinator for special initiatives at the RAND Center for Middle East Public Policy.
Prior to joining RAND, Wasser worked as a research analyst at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), based jointly in Washington, DC and Manama, Bahrain. At the IISS, she analyzed political and security developments in the Middle East, and managed a series of regional security conferences and workshops in Asia and the Middle East.
Wasser holds an M.S. in foreign service, with distinction, from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University where she was also a junior fellow at the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, and a B.A. in international and global studies and Islamic and Middle Eastern studies from Brandeis University.
Jeffrey Martini et al., The Outlook for Arab Gulf Cooperation, RAND Corporation (RR-1429), 2016
Becca Wasser and Toby Dodge, "The Crisis of the Iraqi State," in Toby Dodge and Emile Hokayem, eds., Middle Eastern Security, the US Pivot and the Rise of ISIS, Routledge, 2015
Becca Wasser and Emile Hokayem, "The Gulf States in an Era of American Retrenchment," in Toby Dodge and Emile Hokayem, eds., Middle Eastern Security, the US Pivot and the Rise of ISIS, Routledge, 2015