Chandler Sachs

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Research Assistant
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B.S. in interdisciplinary studies, Cornell University


Chandler Sachs is a research assistant at the RAND Corporation. At RAND, his research focuses on national security, climate change, emerging technologies, and economics. Before RAND, Sachs interned with the Department of State’s Bureau of Energy Resources where he focused on the role of oil and gas in Russian foreign policy. He graduated from Cornell University in 2018, where he was a Meinig Scholar. 


  • Russian President Vladimir Putin holds a meeting via video link from the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, December 21, 2020, photo by Alexei Nikolsky/Russian Presidential Press and Information Office/Reuters

    Russia Engine Troubles: Is Putin's Behavior Catching Up with Him?

    Actions taken to curb Russian malign activities around the globe appear to be affecting Russia's marine and aerospace engine sector. Efforts to arrest Russia's bad behavior might gain momentum if more countries followed the lead of Norway, which chose supporting sanctions over short-term economic gain.

    Jun 15, 2021 The RAND Blog

  • Mi-17 helicopters fly in formation during military exercises at the firing ground Koktal in Almaty Region, Kazakhstan, May 3, 2019, photo  by Pavel Mikheyev/Reuters

    Are Military Purchases in SE Asia for Political Balancing a Good Use of National Defense Resources?

    The Philippines has embarked upon a multi-phase, multi-year modernization of its armed forces, but some of the acquisition decisions appear to be driven by political symbolism rather than responsible military decisions. Using military procurement for political symbolism and paying a high price for it takes resources away from other pressing national security and domestic needs.

    May 7, 2020 Asian Military Review