Dara Massicot is a policy researcher at the RAND Corporation. Before joining RAND, she served as a senior analyst for Russian military capabilities at the Department of Defense.
Her work at RAND focuses on security issues in Russia and Eurasia, such as deterrence, strategic stability, Russian military modernization and combat operations, and Russian national security policy. Her interests include force posture, force planning, conventional arms control, and grand strategy.
She received her M.A. in national security and strategic studies from the U.S. Naval War College's College of Naval Command and Staff in Newport, Rhode Island.