Gabrielle Tarini

Gabrielle Tarini
Associate Policy Researcher
Washington Office


M.P.P. in international and global affairs, Harvard University; B.A. in international studies, Boston College


Gabrielle Tarini is an associate policy researcher at the RAND Corporation. Her research focuses on regional security issues in Europe and Asia, security cooperation, the NATO alliance, special operations forces, and civilian protection issues. She has experience working at the Department of Defense as a Rosenthal Fellow in the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Security Cooperation. She received her Master in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School, where she was a teaching assistant for a former Secretary of Defense and a researcher at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. Prior graduate school, she was a research associate at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, where she conducted research on nuclear policy issues. She received her BA in International Relations from Boston College.

Honors & Awards

  • Gold Medal Award, Mission & Impact, RAND Corporation
  • Harold W. Rosenthal Fellowship in International Relations, U.S. Department of Defense


  • United States Department of Defense

    Trying to Forestall the Next Civilian Casualty Horror

    After civilians are injured or killed, the U.S. Defense Department isn't doing enough to learn from its own failures. The Pentagon needs to devote resources and senior leader attention to an issue that has historically lacked both. Civilian protection should become the singular priority for a critical mass of people across the organization.

    Feb 3, 2022

    Foreign Policy

  • International Diplomacy

    The Lost Generation in American Foreign Policy

    Throughout the 55 years following World War II, successive U.S. administrations racked up major foreign policy successes at an average rate of about once a year. Since 2001, the pace of foreign policy achievement has fallen to once every four years. The result has been a lost generation in American foreign policy.

    Sep 15, 2020

    The Hill