Sebastian Joon Bae

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Defense Analyst
Washington Office

Education

BA in peace & conflict studies, UC Berkeley; MA in security studies, Georgetown University

Overview

Sebastian J. Bae is a defense analyst at the RAND Corporation. For six years, he served in the Marine Corps infantry, leaving as a Sergeant, including a deployment to Iraq in 2009. Afterwards, he served as a defense writer at Foreign Policy Magazine before moving to the U.S. Marine Corps Wargaming Division as a wargaming analyst. His current research interests include wargaming, counterinsurgency, hybrid warfare, violent non-state actors, emerging technologies, and the nature of future warfare. 

Commentary

  • Naval Postgraduate School students participate in analytic wargames they designed to explore solutions for some of DoD's most pressing national security concerns

    Just Let Them Compete: Raising the Next Generation of Wargamers

    Wargames are games that simulate aspects of warfare at varying levels, aimed at analyzing human decisionmaking. To develop the next generation of avid wargamers, the first step is both radical and simple: Let them compete.

    Oct 9, 2018 War on the Rocks

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