Abby Doll

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Co-Director, Center for Gaming; Policy Analyst
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B.A. in political science, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; M.A. in international affairs, Texas A&M University

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Abby Doll is co-director of the RAND Center for Gaming and a policy analyst at the RAND Corporation, where she focuses on military capabilities assessment and military strategy. In particular, she has specialized in force deployment, logistics, and military operations in major combat scenarios.

Her current projects focus on military options for defending the Baltic States, logistics and deployment challenges for future conflict scenarios in Europe and Asia, and participation in the development and execution of expert-adjudicated wargames exploring new operational concepts.

Prior to coming to RAND, Doll worked in the International Programs Office at Sandia National Laboratories on nuclear security, safety, and safeguards. She holds a B.A. in political science and a minor in mathematics from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, and an M.A. in international affairs, with concentrations in intelligence and military policy, from the George Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University. Doll is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in war studies from King's College in London, where she is studying the role of the Return of Forces to Germany (REFORGER) exercises in US Cold War grand strategy. 

Recent Projects

  • Deployment and Sustainment Requirements in EUCOM
  • Extended Deterrence and Escalation Management
  • Combat Vehicle Modernization
  • Protection against Adversary Recon-Strike Capabilities
  • Defense of the Baltic States