Mark Cozad

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Senior International Defense Researcher; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Washington Office

Education

M.S. in strategic intelligence, Defense Intelligence College; M.S. in history, George Mason University; B.S. in political science, U.S. Air Force Academy

Overview

Mark Cozad is a senior international defense researcher at RAND and a professor at Pardee RAND Graduate School. Cozad’s work at RAND focuses primarily on military and security issues in Europe and East Asia including  major power competition, the development of joint operations concepts among major militaries, and understanding how foreign powers perform military net assessment. He also leads long-term research efforts examining Chinese and Russian military strategy and doctrine, operational planning, and concepts of operation.  Cozad's long-term research interests include military capabilities analysis, strategic warning, and deception. 

Commentary

  • China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi (L) with North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong (R) in Naypyidaw, Myanmar, August 10, 2014

    China's North Korean Challenge

    China's North Korea policy seems to suffer from inertia and fear of upsetting the fragile status quo. The enduring goal is to defend Beijing's vital interests by all necessary means. These include preventing domestic insecurity and maintaining a stable buffer state at the gateway to China's political and economic heartland.

    Apr 3, 2015 Lawfare

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