Clint Reach

Clint Reach

International Defense Researcher

Clint Reach is an international defense researcher at RAND. He graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelor's degree in Management Information Systems and a Master's degree in Political Science. He also holds a Master's degree in Russian and Eurasian studies from Johns Hopkins SAIS. Reach served for nine years in the U.S. Navy as a Russian linguist in various positions in the Department of Defense. During his time in the Navy, he participated in New Start Treaty inspections, deployed to Baghdad to provide intelligence support to the Army during the Iraqi "Surge," and was sent to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to defuse a situation involving a Russian-speaking detainee. In 2014, Reach received the Navy Language Professional of the Year award. Prior to joining RAND in 2015, Reach worked for a short time at the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Policy – Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia.

Reach's publications include The Limits of Russian Manipulation: National Identity and the Origins of the War in Ukraine, Russia's Evolution Toward a Unified Strategic Operation, Russian Military Forecasting and AnalysisRussian Assessments and Applications of the Correlation of Forces and Means, and Russian Views of the International Order, among others.


M.P.P. in European and Eurasian Studies, Johns Hopkins University


Russian; Spanish

Selected Work

  • Clint Reach, Vikram Kilambi, Mark Cozad, Russian Assessments and Applications of the Correlation of Forces and Means, , 2020
  • Andrew Radin, Clint Reach, Russian Views of the International Order, , 2017

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