Using the concept of national identity as a starting point, RAND researchers developed a framework in an effort to illuminate the underlying causes of Russian manipulation, Ukrainian resistance, and the Russia-Ukraine war.
Nov 29, 2023
Ryan Bauer (he/him) is a senior defense analyst at RAND and a professor of policy analysis at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. His research is primarily focused on information warfare and information operations, disinformation and messaging, Russian security issues, and emergency preparedness. Bauer has worked on a range of projects examining the implementation and challenges for information warfare, disinformation, mass attacks in public places, and is currently co-leading a project on examining the proliferation of Russian and Chinese arms and private military and security companies.
He previously worked as an analyst at CNA, where he conducted research for a number of projects relating to homeland security and emergency preparedness. Bauer holds an M.A. in Security Studies from Georgetown University and B.A. in Political Science from Cal Poly Pomona University.
Ryan Bauer, Erik Mueller, "Russian Private Military Companies Thriving Due to War with Ukraine," The Moscow Times, 2023
Ryan Bauer, "How Russia’s War in Ukraine Has Impacted its Christian Image," The Moscow Times, 2022
Parachini, John V., Ryan Bauer, and Peter A. Wilson, Impact of the U.S. and Allied Sanction Regimes on Russian Arms Sales, RAND Corporation (RR-A1341-1), 2021
Marcellino, William, Christopher Paul, Elizabeth L. Petrun Sayers, Michael Schwille, Ryan Bauer, Jason R. Vick, and Walter F. Landgraf III, Developing, Disseminating, and Assessing Command Narrative: Anchoring Command Efforts on a Coherent Story, RAND Corporation (RR-A353-1), 2021