Ryan Haberman

Ryan Haberman
Policy Analyst


MA in international policy, Texas A&M University Bush School of Government; BA in international studies, Texas A&M University; AA in Arabic Studies, Defense Language Institute


Ryan Haberman is a policy analyst at the RAND Corporation, where he primarily focuses on national security strategy and government workforce issues, such as recruitment, retention, and training challenges. His current research includes seeking to better understand the military recruiting environment and helping the military increase the quantity of recruits without reducing quality standards.

Haberman graduated from the Bush School of Government and Public Service Texas A&M University with an MA and BA in International Policy. He also earned an AA in Arabic Studies from the Defense Language Institute at the Presidio of Monterey while serving in the Army as an Arabic Cryptologic Linguist. He speaks, reads, and writes Modern Standard Arabic, while specializing in Levantine dialects, particularly Syrian and Jordanian regional colloquial.

Selected Publications

Pollard, Michael S., Louay Constant, Joe Cheravitch, Ryan Haberman, Katherine L. Kidder, and Christina Panis, Identifying Opportunities to Recruit More Individuals Above the Age of 21 into the U.S. Army, RAND Corporation (RR-A824-1), 2022

Wasser, Becca, Stacie L. Pettyjohn, Jeffrey Martini, Alexandra T. Evans, Karl P. Mueller, Nathaniel Edenfield, Gabrielle Tarini, Ryan Haberman, and Jalen Zeman, The Air War Against the Islamic State: The Role of Airpower in Operation Inherent Resolve, RAND Corporation (RR-A388-1), 2021

Johnston, Trevor, Matthew Lane, Abigail Casey, Heather J. Williams, Ashley L. Rhoades, James Sladden, Nathan Vest, Jordan R. Reimer, and Ryan Haberman, Could the Houthis Be the Next Hizballah? Iranian Proxy Development in Yemen and the Future of the Houthi Movement, RAND Corporation (RR-2551-OSD), 2020