Andrew Stravers

Associate Political Scientist
Pittsburgh Office


Ph.D. in political science, University of Texas; M.A. in political science, University of Texas; B.A. in history, University of Wisconsin


Andrew Stravers is an associate political scientist at the RAND Corporation. Since joining RAND in 2019, he has worked on projects researching the political determinants of military access in Europe, basing posture, the defense industrial base, building conflict scenarios, strategic competition, global force management, Russian coercive signaling behavior, and others. Before joining RAND, Stravers was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Texas-Austin, where he also earned his Ph.D. His academic research focused on military base politics, American foreign policy, grand strategy, and great power politics. He has also done further work on conflict minerals, foreign aid, and rebel groups. He has published in the American Political Science Review, Conflict Management and Peace Science, the Journal of Global Security Studies, and elsewhere.


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    Understanding Influence in the Strategic Competition with China

    This report examines China's ability to use various mechanisms of influence to shape the policies and behavior of 20 countries, as well as the lessons that these examples offer for the United States' strategic competition with China.

    Jun 30, 2021