Miranda Priebe

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Associate Political Scientist
Washington Office


PhD in political science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; MPA in international relations, Princeton University; SB in physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; SB in political science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Miranda Priebe is an associate political scientist in the Washington, D.C. office of the RAND Corporation. Her work at RAND has focused on the future of the international order, effects of U.S. forward presence, military doctrine, and history of U.S. military policy. She has also conducted research on military doctrine, deterrence, reassurance, threat perceptions, rising powers, alliance politics, U.S. defense budgets, and U.S. grand strategy. She previously worked at RAND as a research assistant. Priebe received a Ph.D. in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in February 2015. She also received a Master of Public Affairs degree from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School and SB degrees in Physics and Political Science from MIT.

Selected Publications

Angela O'Mahony, Miranda Priebe, Bryan Frederick, Jennifer Kavanagh, Matthew Lane, Trevor Johnston, Thomas S. Szayna, Jakub P. Hlavka, Stephen Watts, and Matthew Povlock., U.S. Presence and the Incidence of Conflict, (RR-1906-A), 2018

Michael J. Mazarr, Miranda Priebe, Andrew Radin, Astrid Stuth Cevallos, Alternative Options for U.S. Policy Toward the International Order, RAND Corporation (RR-2011), 2017

Joshua Itzkowitz-Shifrinson and Miranda Priebe, "A Crude Threat: The Limits of an Iranian Missile Campaign against Saudi Arabian Oil," International Security, 36(1), 2011