Irina A. Chindea is an Associate Political Scientist with the Washington D.C. office of the RAND Corporation. Chindea's research interests include irregular warfare, cooperation and conflict among non-state armed groups, U.S. foreign policy, grand strategy, security cooperation, and alliance politics. The regional focus of her work covers Latin America, Europe and the Middle East. Chindea has a Ph.D. in International Relations and a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from The Fletcher School at Tufts University, and a BSc in Business Administration from the Academy of Economics in Bucharest, Romania.
Previous PositionsPrior to joining the RAND Corporation, Irina pursued a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship with the International Security Program at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard’s Kennedy School.
- Russia, NATO, and Black Sea Security Strategy
- U.S. Army Concepts, Forces, And Posture for the Fight in Europe
- Sustaining a Stable Strategic Competition with Near-Peer Competitors
- The Adaptability of Violent Non-State Actors: Anticipating Change in the Operational Environment
- Civilian Compensation and Benefits for the US Air Force