Jordan Willcox

Defense Analyst
Washington Office

Education

B.A. in international relations, Connecticut College; M.A. in security studies, Georgetown University

Overview

Jordan Willcox is a Defense Analyst III at the RAND Corporation. At RAND, he has participated in research and analysis concerning ISR and Reconnaissance-Strike interactions, Communications Networks, Political Economy, Organizational Management, and adapation by organizations to Technological Change. Before joining RAND in August 2015, Willcox helped research and design simple algorithms for simulations. He also tested, instantiated, developed scenarios for, and employed simulations of institutional decision-making and of population political, military and cognitive responses to conflict. Prior to that, at NDU and in his graduate work, he assessed DOD & non-DOD R&D methods and best practices, and analyzed violent and political competition and conflict in Africa and the Middle East. Additionally, he has assessed the impact of both broad technological change and specific technical systems upon military and defense Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures. He is interested in group and hierarchical dynamics, the sociology of R&D, population responses to conflict and other structural environment changes, political analysis, and computational social science.

Selected Publications

John Gordon IV, Igor Mikolic-Torreira, D. Sean Barnett, Katharina Ley Best, Danielle Tarraf, Jordan Willcox, Army Fires Capabilities for 2025 and Beyond, RAND (RR-2124-A), 2017

Michael J. Mazarr, Astrid Stuth Cevallos, Miranda Priebe, Andrew Radin, Kathleen Reedy, Alexander D. Rothenberg, Julia A. Thompson, Jordan Willcox, Measuring The Health of the Liberal International Order, RAND (RR-1994-OSD), 2017

Languages

French

Commentary

  • Morning commuters are seen outside the New York Stock Exchange, July 30, 2012

    Economic Instability Endangers Democracy

    The Western political community is retreating from its own institutions. The problem stems from the fact that the health of democracies is crucially dependent on their economic growth rate.

    Dec 16, 2017 The National Interest

Publications

  • Sky Soldiers from 4th Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment conducted sling load training in Grafenwoehr, Germany, photo by Spc. Josselyn Fuentes/U.S. Army

    Report

    Army Fires Capabilities for 2025 and Beyond

    To assist the Army in its reorientation toward conventional combat operations, the authors of this report identify capability gaps in the field artillery and actions that the Army should consider taking from today to roughly 2030.

    Dec 3, 2019

  • Headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland

    Report

    Measuring the Health of the Liberal International Order

    As part of a larger study on the future of the post-World War II liberal international order, RAND researchers analyze the health of the existing order and offer implications for future U.S. policy.

    Sep 5, 2017