Using the concept of national identity as a starting point, RAND researchers developed a framework in an effort to illuminate the underlying causes of Russian manipulation, Ukrainian resistance, and the Russia-Ukraine war.
Nov 29, 2023
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 Russian Military Forecasting and Analysis, Russian Assessments and Applications of the Correlation of Forces and Means, and Russian Views of the International Order, among others.
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