Edmund L. Luzine

Senior Global Policy Analyst
Off Site Office


MBA in finance, economics, and business public policy, University of Rochester; BS in liberal arts, Syracuse University


Edmund L. Luzine, Jr. is a senior global policy analyst at the RAND Corporation. Luzine was the Founder of Adirondack Capital Management, a global alternative investment management firm focused on the global emerging markets. Prior to founding Adirondack, Luzine was a Vice President at Dresdner Kleinwort Benson North America, LLC (now Commerzbank, AG) where he founded the emerging markets sales, trading and research unit after having worked in the emerging markets division of First Chicago (JP Morgan). He completed a wide range of sovereign and corporate transactions across Latin America, Eastern Europe, Africa and Asia. He was an Advisor to the World Bank in Sarajevo as part of the team that implemented the post-war reconstruction program, developed a new currency, reviewed and coordinated privatizations, and developed an Emergency Pilot Credit Program for SME lending during 1998. Luzine is a retired Army special operations intelligence officer and in his last assignment served as an Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on the US rebalance to Asia – with a focus on China, economics and energy. Other military assignments include duties at the National Ground Intelligence Center (NGIC), US Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM), EUCOM’s Joint Analysis Center (JAC) at RAF Molesworth, and the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). He served in Afghanistan and Iraq during 2002-2003 as a SOF plans officer, and he worked with the State Department as part of the Future of Iraq Work Groups.

Concurrent Non-RAND Positions

Adjunct Professor, Carey School of Business, Johns Hopkins University; Founder, Saranac Funds

Recent Projects

  • Bank Shot: Economic Actions and Reactions During a Conflict with China
  • Support for U.S. Air Force Strategic Master Plan Implementation
  • Technology Acquisition Strategy and Assessment
  • Exploiting Social Media and Operational Data Streams
  • Expert Analysis of FEMA Cost Estimate Development

Selected Publications

Edmund L. Luzine ,Jr., "Opinion: China’s Silk Road project – a PLA weapon? ," Defence Notes, Shepard Media, 2018

Edmund L. Luzine, Jr., "Opinion: Korean Peninsula 2021 – positive but with storm clouds," Defence Notes, Shepard Media, 2018

, Opinion: China's BeiDou - Friend or Foe in Space, Sea, Air and Land?Defence Notes, Shepard Media, 2020