Andrew Radin

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Political Scientist
Washington Office

Education

Ph.D. in political science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; BA in political science and mathematics, University of Chicago

Overview

Andrew Radin is a political scientist at the RAND Corporation.  His research interests include European security, NATO, and Russia’s foreign and security policy; state building and security sector reform; and peace operations. He is the author of Institution Building in Weak States: The Primacy of Local Politics, published by Georgetown University Press, which considers case studies from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Iraq, Timor Leste, and Ukraine. In addition to his publications from RAND, his work has appeared in Security Studies, the Journal of Conflict Resolution, Washington Quarterly, and War on the Rocks, among other venues.

From December 2018 to December 2020, he was detailed from RAND to serve as a Country Director for Afghanistan in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School and the University of Southern California. He received a Ph.D. in political science from MIT and a B.A. in political science and mathematics from the University of Chicago. He previously taught as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University.

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